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Consumer Advisory - Salmonella Contamination of Ground Turkey in the United States

NOTE: This is an ongoing food safety investigation in the United States. For more up-to-date information on this issue, please visit the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service Recall web page.

September 20, 2011: The Government of Canada continues to closely follow the investigation by U.S. authorities into the recall of ground turkey due to Salmonella contamination in the United States.

Based on the information provided by the manufacturer, no ground turkey implicated in the U.S. recall has been shipped to Canada.

Canadians who are considering purchasing ground turkey when travelling in the U.S. are urged to monitor the recall on the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service web site.

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency web site.

For further information (media only):

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600