Public Alert No. 007/2022 – Public Alert On Alasko Brand IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) Whole Kernel Corn Recalled Due To Salmonella
February 24, 2022,
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been informed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), that New Alasko Limited Patnership Canada has recalled Alasko Brand IQF Whole Kernel corn due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever called salmonellosis.
Symptoms are Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, loss of appetite, mild fever, weakness, headache. Symptoms usually begin 6 hours to 6 days after infection and last 4days to 7days
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly 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 details of the affected product are as follows;
|Alasko||IQF whole kernel corn||12 kg (6×2 kg)||1069505 8160034||Lot: GT21117
NAFDAC implores importers, distributors, retailers, healthcare providers and consumers to exercise caution in the importation, distribution, sale and use of the recalled lots of Alasko Brand IQF Whole Kernel corn.
Members of the public in possession of the recalled lots of the product are implored to discontinue sale or use and handover stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.
NAFDAC encourages healthcare professionals, consumers and patients to report adverse events related to the use of this product to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLLS FREE from all networks) or via email@example.com or via the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform available at www.nafdac.gov.ng