10/13/2012 09:45 EDT | Updated 12/13/2012 05:12 EST

Ground ginger product recalled for salmonella concerns

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consume "Clef Des Champs" organic ground ginger over concerns the product may be contaminated with salmonella.

The 35-gram and 500-gram packages are affected.

These products have been distributed nationally.

Food contaminated with salmonella may not smell or look spoiled, the CFIA said in a release, but can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

For healthy people, eating salmonella-contaminated foods can cause short-term symptoms including high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It can also cause long-term complications, including severe arthritis.

On the same day, CFIA also issued a salmonella warning about Xan Confections brand Peanut Butter Chocolate products.

A complete list of the products in both recalls can be found on the CFIA website.