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Brands of fresh cut fruit recalled in several provinces due to salmonella risk – National |

Various brands of fresh-cut fruit are being recalled by Health Canada due to possible salmonella contamination.

The agency noted that a number of brands had been recalled, including Central Foods Co., Fresh Start Foods, GFS, Kitchen Essential and Ready-Set-Serve by Markon.

The recall notice, issued Sunday, also affects unbranded products sold by Fresh Start Foods in Richmond, British Columbia.

The fruit was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and “possibly other provinces and territories,” the notice states.

It also advises consumers to check if they have any recalled products and to throw them away if they do. They also advise Canadians to contact their health care provider if they think they became ill after eating a recalled product.

The notice comes weeks after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled cantaloupes contaminated with salmonella.

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An unknown number of people have been reported ill after consuming Malichita brand cantaloupes.

A recent advisory from Health Canada warns that “salmonella may not look or smell bad, but can still make you sick.”

“Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems can get serious, sometimes fatal, infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis,” the department says.

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