Loblaw Companies Ltd. is pulling a certain brand of garlic powder from shelves after it was found that the product could possibly be contaminated with salmonella.

The company is recalling Suraj brand Garlic Powder, which was sold all across Canada, and is warning customers not to consume the product.

The powder is packaged in 400 g packets with a best before date of 2015 AL 22. The UPC is 0 57197 37238 0.

Customers who believe they may have purchased the recalled product are being urged to throw it out or return it to the store where they purchased it.

Officials say that food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make people sick.

Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include:

  • fever
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • abdominal cramps
  • diarrhea

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has verified that the product is being removed from shelves.

There have been no reported illnesses in connection with this recall.