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Passover Kashrut Alerts


The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA and the MK on April 4, 2011.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Amira Enterprises Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain bulk and prepackaged raw shelled walnut products described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
All raw shelled walnuts sold from bulk bins, all package sizes and all lot codes / Best Before dates of the following raw shelled walnuts and products containing walnuts are affected by this alert. The affected products were available for purchase from January 1, 2011, up to and including April 4, 2011. The raw shelled walnuts are imported from the USA. This also affects products bearing the MK Pesach label.

  • Amira Raw shelled walnuts sold from a bulk bin*
  • Amira Prepackaged raw shelled walnuts (Halves/Pieces/Crumbs)
  • Tia Prepackaged raw shelled walnuts (Halves/Pieces/Crumbs)
  • Merit Selection Prepackaged raw shelled walnuts (Halves/Pieces/Crumbs)
  • Amira Mistral Mix containing walnuts
  • Tia Mistral Mix containing walnuts
  • Amira Salad booster containing walnuts
  • Tia Salad booster containing walnuts
*The brand name Amira may not be marked on the raw walnuts sold from the bulk bins. Consumers who have purchased walnuts from bulk bins are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected product. These products have been distributed in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and Ontario. However, they may have been distributed nationally.
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