Poissonnerie Québec Océan Recalls BOUCHÉE DE SAUMON AU SIROP D’ÉRABLE

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Recall 2465 – Class 1

Warning not to consume a product of smoked salmon with maple syrup from Quebec Ocean Fish brand

Quebec, April 26, 2013 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the company operating under the name  Poissonnerie Québec Océan, 1699 Airport Road, L’Ancienne-Lorette , warning the public not to consume the product “BOUCHÉE DE SAUMON AU SIROP D’ÉRABLE” (BLOCKED SALMON MAPLE SYRUP), if it has been stored, refrigerated, over 24 hours in its original packaging . In fact, the packaging of this product allows its conservation without risk if the product is kept frozen until use.

The product, vacuum-packed, was sold in a variety of formats depending on the weight setting mentioned above. It carries on its label: “FISH OCEAN QUEBEC, 1699 AIRPORT ROAD”. This notice relates specifically to all units of the product with a packing date, up to 23 April 2013 inclusive.

The company is voluntarily recalling the product and has agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this warning as a precaution. It should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to date MAPAQ.

People who have this product in their possession should not consume it. They must either return it or throw it away.

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Walmart Canada Corp. Recalls Great Value Ground Cinnamon

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Notification – Certain Great Value brand Ground Cinnamon Spice is recalled

Recall / advisory date:
April 9, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Other
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7918

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Great Value Ground Cinnamon Spice 95 g Best before 2015JAN29 6 81131 86192 2 Other
Great Value Ground Cinnamon Spice 150g Best before 2015FEB01, 2015FEB15, 2015FEB18, 2015FEB27 6 81131 86231 8 Other

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Smucker Foods of Canada Company Recalls Bick’s Pickled Bean Salad

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Notification – Certain Bick’s Pickled Bean Salad is recalled

Recall / advisory date:
April 10, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Other
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Smucker Foods Of Canada Co.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Reference number:
7927

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Bick’s Pickled Bean Salad L 2270 731 XXXX* B
*XXXX indicates Military time and all times are included
0 59000 07421 4 Microbiological – Non harmful (Quality/Spoilage)

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Chicken Farmers of Canada Recognized for On-Farm HACCP Food Safety System

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March 19, 2013, Ottawa: Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz presented the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) with the first ever Letter of Recognition under the On-Farm Food Safety Recognition Program (OFFSRP).

“On behalf of the Harper Government I would like to congratulate the Chicken Farmers of Canada for the successful implementation of this food safety program,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “By working together to improve the management of food safety risks at the farm level, we are strengthening Canada’s food safety system.”

The CFC is the first national organization to achieve this recognition. “This is a major milestone for Chicken Farmers of Canada and a source of great pride in being the first commodity to receive this recognition,” said Dave Janzen, CFC Chair. “This achievement, and the program itself, demonstrates our commitment to meeting the expectations of consumers for safe, quality, Canadian chicken.”

The OFFSRP promotes the production of safe, high-quality food at the farm level and encourages national industry organizations to develop food safety systems in line with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles as defined by the Codex Alimentarius.

To qualify for the recognition, national industry organizations must assess their food safety practices against the HACCP principles and submit their food safety program to the CFIA for technical review. Once the food safety program is implemented, audited and assessed, the CFIA grants the recognition. The CFIA conducts ongoing maintenance reviews of the national industry organization’s food safety program to ensure it continues to meet the requirements of the OFFSRP.

The On-Farm Food Safety Recognition Program is a federal/provincial/territorial government initiative developed in collaboration with industry and funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada under Growing Forward.

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Boucherie Laurentienne ltée. Recalls Several Products in Quebec

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2454-Class 2 recall

Notice not to consume meat products

Quebec, March 28, 2013 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with Boucherie Laurentienne ltée., 381 Main Street, Wentworth-Nord, and the companies designated in the table below are warning the public not to consume Products that are described in the following list because they have not been prepared so as to ensure safety.

Product

Polish Sausage
Sausage Cheese
Swiss Cheese Sausage 5
William Sausage Switzerland
Weisswusrt Sausage
Sausage Knacwurst
Sausage Debreciner spicy
sausage Viennese
Viennese sausage spicy
sausage Shublig
farm Sausage
Sausage maple bacon smoked
sausage cheese Jalapino smoke
sausage bacon and cheddar Susi
Acapulco Sausage
Sausage Honey-smoked
sausage rustic
sausage asparagus-cheddar smoked
sausage Asparagus Austrian
Maple Sausage
Montfort ham
Kassler smoked pork loin,
headcheese
ham bacon
ham Austrian
Bacon Dry
Black Bacon
Bacon Laurentian Dry
Smoked Bacon farmer dry
pork loin rolled smoke
brown Bacon
Mini Ham
Hocks Smoked
Ham Quebec
Bourassa ham
bacon Euro
Bones

Point of sale

Butcher Laurentian Ltd., 381 Main Street (Wentworth North)
William J. Walter Atwater, 138 Atwater (Montreal)
William J. Walter Valleyfield, 67 rue Alexandre (Valleyfield)
William J. Walter Granby, 165 Main Street (Granby)
William J. Saint-Bruno Walter, 1382 Montarville (Saint-Bruno)
William J. Walter Sainte-Dorothée, 545 West Boulevard Samson (Laval)
William J. Walter Longueuil, 123 rue Saint-Charles (Longueuil)
William J. Walter Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, 2939 Promenade Boulevard (Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac)
William J. Walter Anjou, Anjou 7500 boulevard Gallery (Montreal)
William J. Walter Mont-Royal, 1957 Mont-Royal (Montreal)
William J. Walter Jean Talon, 244 Market Place North (Montreal)
William J. Walter Victoriaville, 633 boulevard Jutras (Victoriaville)
William J. Walter Van Horn, Van Horn 1142 (Montreal)
William J. Walter Saint-Hyacinthe, 1555 Cascade Street (St-Hyacinthe)
William J. Walter Gatineau, 425 East La Verendrye (Gatineau)
William J. Walter Hull, 129 boulevard Saint-Joseph (Hull)
William J. Walter Blainville, 947 Curé Labelle (Blainville)
William J. Walter Sorel, 367 boulevard Fiset (Sorel)
William J. 104 Main Street Walter Aylmer (Aylmer)
William J. Walter Nouvo Saint-Roch, 165 St. Joseph Street East (Quebec)
William J. Walter Acton Vale, Acton Street in 1530 (Acton)
William J. Walter Hochelaga, 5 Place Simon Vallois (Montreal)
William J. Walter Laval 440, Laval 3535 Autoroute (Laval)
William J. Walter Fleury, 1314 Fleury Street (Montreal)
William J. Walter Sherbrooke, 107 Minto Street (Sherbrooke)
William J. Walter St. Jerome 617 rue Saint-Georges
William J. Walter Masson, 2929 Masson Street (Montreal)
William J. Walter Greenfield, 3840 boulevard Taschereau
J. William Walter Terrebonne, 1685 chemin Gascon (Terrebonne)
William J. Walter Saint-Lazare, 1595 chemin Ste-Angélique
William J. Walter Thetford Mines, 113 rue Notre-Dame (Thetford Mines)
S. Bourassa (St. Agatha) Ltd., 680 Main Street (Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts)
S. Bourassa (St Sauveur), 105B Guindon (Saint-Sauveur)
S. Bourassa (MT-Tremblant) Ltd., 1109, rue St-Jovite (Mont-Tremblant)

Products which are the subject of this warning were sold chilled or frozen in the establishments designated above.  This warning is specifically for products that have been purchased between 5 and 28 March 2013. It should be pointed out that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of these products have been reported to date to MAPAQ .

Operators are voluntarily recalling the products and have agreed with the Ministry to circulate this announcement as a precautionary measure.  People who have one of these products in their possession are advised not to consume the product and discard to discard it.

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St. Thomas Bar Clam Recall Expanded

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Expanded Health Hazard Alert – Certain St. Thomas brand bar clams and bar clam stew may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall date:
March 23, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Recalling Firm:
St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 23, 2013 – The public warning issued on March 15, 2013 has been expanded to include additional products because the products may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Bar Clams and Bar Clam Stew described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
St.Thomas Bar Clams 210 g(drained weight) Located on the cover of the jar – 03631, 03632, 03834, 03835, 03933, 03934, 03935, 03936, 03938, 05231, 05232, 05233, 05331, 05332, 05333, 05334, 05431, 05432, 05433, 05931, 05934 0 81971 90013 1
St.Thomas Bar Clams 100 g(drained weight) Located on the cover of the jar – 01235, 02131 0 81971 90071 1
St.Thomas Bar Clam Stew 495g(17 oz) Located on the cover of the jar – 05831, 05832, 05932 05933 0 81971 90058 8

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday) or by filling out the online feedback form.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Fact Sheet: Food Safety Facts on Botulism

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CFIA & PHAC Merge Forces

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Further to an announcement made in April 2012, effective April 1, 2013, some programs of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Office of Biohazard Containment and Safety (OBCS) and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Pathogen Regulation Directorate (PRD) will be merged. Import permits for terrestrial animal and human pathogens, as well as the certification of laboratories handling these types of pathogens will be offered through a single office located within the PRD at PHAC.

The OBCS at the CFIA will continue to issue permits for:

pathogens causing foreign animal and emerging animal diseases (i.e., pathogens that are not established in or indigenous to Canada);
animals, animal products and by-products, tissue, sera and blood that are infected with animal pathogens;
aquatic animal pathogens; and
plant pathogens.

Additional information on certification and compliance verification for containment facilities, and other information related to the merger, is contained in the attached FAQ.
These changes will also be reflected in the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines, which will harmonize CFIA and PHAC requirements for biocontainment laboratories handling animal and zoonotic pathogens, as well as pathogens that affect humans only.

The PRD and the OBCS have been working together to achieve program efficiencies for several years. This merger will significantly reduce duplicate regulatory requirements and administrative burden for controlling animal and human pathogens.   This change will enhance the Government of Canada’s capacity and capability to oversee pathogen-related work, without increasing public or animal health risks. The containment regulations and measures designed to protect Canadians and animals from these pathogens and the diseases they cause will continue to be enforced.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Tianna MacInnes National Manager, Office of Biohazard Containment and Safety, CFIA 613-773-5768tianna.macinnes@inspection.gc.ca   or

Mary Louise Graham Director, Office of Biosafety and Biocontainment Operations, PHAC 613-957-1775Mary.Louise.Graham@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Yours sincerely,

William (Bill) Anderson, Ph.D.A/Associate Vice-President
Science Branch, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
1400 Merivale RoadOttawa, Ontario
K1A 0Y9
Telephone: 613 773-5851
William.Anderson@inspection.gc.ca

Sandra Fry, Director General
Pathogen Regulation Directorate
Emergency Management and Corporate Affairs
Public Health Agency of Canada
100 Colonnade Road Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9
Telephone  613 960-6637
Sandra.Fry@phac-aspc.gc.ca

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St. Thomas Bar Clams Recalled for Possible Botulism

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain St. Thomas brand Bar Clams may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall date:
March 15, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Recalling Firm:
St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 15, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and St. Thomas Fish Market are warning the public not to consume the Bar Clams described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, St. Thomas Fish Market Inc., Saint-Thomas-De-Kent, New Brunswick, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
St-Thomas Bar Clams sold in jars declaring a drained weight of 210 g (7.41 oz.) The affected jars also contain one of the following lot codes which is located on the cover of the jar: 03731, 03732, 03831, 03832, 03833, 03931, 03932, 05631, 05633, 05634. 0 81971 90013 1
Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
St-Thomas Bar clams 100 g 05434, 05632 0 81971 90071 1 Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

St. Thomas Fish Market Inc., Marie Leger at 506-743-5965;

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Fact Sheet: Food Safety Facts on Botulism

  • St. Thomas brand bar clams
  • St. Thomas brand  Bar Clams - lot codes

Media enquiries

St. Thomas Fish Market Inc.
Marie Leger
506-743-5965

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Walnuts Recalled From Produce Depot in Ottawa

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Consumer Advisory – Bulk in-shell walnuts from Produce Depot (Bank St., Ottawa) may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall date:
March 15, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Recalling Firm:
Produce Depot
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Consumer

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 15, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the walnuts described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected walnuts were sold in bulk from Produce Depot, 2446 Bank St., Ottawa, ON between February 26 and March 15, 2013, inclusive.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Fact Sheet: Salmonella Food Safety Facts

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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Shoppers Drug Mart Recalls Simply Food Blueberry Pomegranate Nut Clusters

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Notification – Certain Simply Food brand Blueberry Pomegranate Nut Clusters may contain glass

Recall date:
March 1, 2013
Reason for recall:
Extraneous Material
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Recalling Firm:
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7865

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Simply Food Blueberry Pomegranate Nut Clusters 100g 2013/NO/01
LOT#BPT1230600
0 57800 80101 6 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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