RECALL ALERT: Food Product

Ottawa, March 15, 2018 – The food recall warning issued on March 14, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.


Organic Matters is recalling Organic Matters brand Organic Cardamom Seed Whole Green Pods from the marketplace due to possible Salmonellacontamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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.


Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.


This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

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Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Organic Matters Organic Cardamom Seed Whole Green Pods 113g Lot# W5934 None
Organic Matters Organic Cardamom Seed Whole Green Pods 454g Lot# W5934 None

Starting date: March 15, 2018
Type of communication: Recall
Alert sub-type: Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory: Microbiological – SalmonellaHazard
classification: Class 2
Source of recall: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm: Organic Matters
Distribution: National
Extent of the product distribution: Retail

Source: Government of Canada