Loblaw’s Recalls President’s Choice Salsa

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VOLUNTARY RECALL: PC White Corn Black Bean Mild Salsa and PC Salsa Mild

BRAMPTON, ON – February 19, 2013 – Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is advising the public not to consume select 650 ml size of PC White Corn Black Bean Mild Salsa and 430 ml size of PC Salsa Mild, because some of the products may contain pieces of plastic.

Specifically:

  • 650 ml size of PC White Corn Black Bean Mild Salsa: UPC 060383697211 with product code date BB:2013DE07,
  • 430 ml size of PC Salsa Mild: UPC 060383736194 with product code date:BB:2014JA30

The vendor has identified the source and corrected the issue to ensure no further product issues.

Loblaw has removed all affected lot codes of this product from sale in stores as a precautionary measure as soon as it was notified of the issue from the vendor. No consumer complaints or injuries have been reported to date.

The products were sold at:

  • BCABSKMB: Extra Foods®, nofrills®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Shop Easy®, SuperValu®, Your Independent Grocer®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®
  • ON: Fortinos, Loblaws®, nofrills®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, valu-mart®, Your Independent Grocer®, Zehrs®, Freshmart
  • Atlantic: Cash & Carry, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, Dominion, Freshmart, Red & White, nofrills®, Save Easy, Real Canadian Superstore®
  • Quebec: AXEP, Group Distribution, L’Intermarché, Loblaws, Maxi & Cie, Maxi, Provigo, à plein gaz

For a complete list of store information please visit: http://loblawstores.ca/LCLOnline/

We sincerely apologize to our valued customers for any inconvenience or concern due to the unavailability of this product and its recall. The health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with a clean and safe store environment and offering products that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly.

Customers can return the products to any of the above mentioned Loblaw banner stores in the provinces indicated where the customer service desk will provide a full refund (including without receipt) or contact customer service at 1-888-495-5111 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca

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For more information:

Customers please contact:
Loblaw Customer Relations
1-888-495-5111 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca

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

Media please contact:
Public Relations Department, Loblaw Companies Limited
pr@loblaw.ca or (905) 459-2500

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The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA‘s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: http://www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

Product photos

President Choice Mild Salsa
PC Mild Salsa

President Choice White Corn & Black Beans Mild Salsa
PC White Corn & Black Beans Mild Salsa

E. coli O157:H7 ‘Déjà Vu’ In Canada

For the second time this year, ground beef products from a Canadian meat company have been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses.

Earlier today (December 17th), the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that five cases of E. coli O157:H7 – three in Ontario and two in Alberta – were “confirmed to be linked” to the strain of E. coliO157:H7 that was found in certain frozen beef burgers from Cardinal Meat Specialists.

The three male and two female outbreak victims identified so far range in age from 10 years to 59 years, and became ill between early September and late November. One person was hospitalized; all five either have recovered or are recovering. Fortunately, none of the victims developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued its first Health Hazard Alert and recall notice to the Canadian public on December 12th, and continued to update its alerts as it obtained more test results. Ten product samples, representing four production date codes, of Butcher’s Choice frozen beef burgers tested positive forE. coli O157:H7. All have been recalled.

As of December 17, 2012, the following products have been recalled as a result of this outbreak investigation:

  • Butcher’s Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers (1.13 kg pkgs; UPC 0 60383 89363 7; All product codes); distributed nationally through Loblaw Companies Ltd. banners
  • Butcher’s Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers (1.13 kg pkgs; UPC 0 60383 89364 4; All product codes); distributed nationally through Loblaw Companies Ltd. banners
  • Cardinal brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers (1.13 kg pkgs; UPC 0 63351 01561 1; Best before code 2013 JL 31 EST 752); distributed nationally

CFIA launched its investigation of Cardinal Meat Specialists on December 5th, once the Public Health Agency of Canada established that this cluster of five illnesses was potentially linked to frozen burgers produced by that company. As of today, one production day of the recalled burgers has yielded the outbreak strain of E. coliO157:H7; a second production day has been confirmed to be contaminated with a different strain. Genetic profiling of the microbes recovered from the other two E. coliO157:H7-contaminated production days is still in progress.

The agency is now investigating all of the ingredients – including spices, domestic beef and beef imported from Australia and New Zealand – to determine the source of the contaminants. Depending on the results of this part of the investigation, additional products may be recalled.

courtesy efoodalert.net

 

Loblaw’s Recalls President’s Choice Organics Split Green Peas

Reference Number: 7657
Recalling Firm: LOBLAW COMPANIES LTD.
Date of Recall: 12/17/2012
Recall Classification: 3
Distribution : National
Extent of the Product Distribution : Retail

Product List

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall:
PRESIDENT’S CHOICE ORGANICS SPILT GREEN PEAS 450g BB MA 2013 OC 11A 0 60383 70772 9 Extraneous Material – Non-Harmful – Insect

 

Beef Recall in Canada Expands, New Products Affected

Angela Ayles

BY ANGELA AYLES | DECEMBER 17, 2012 @ 9:02 AM

Last week, the CFIA and Loblaw Companies Ltd issued a joint recall to warn consumers about the potential health risks (e. Coli) of consuming certain Butcher’s Choice beef products. Since the initial recall, several additional products have been recalled and, now, Cardinal Select brand prime rib beef burgers are also being pulled from shelves.

Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

In addition to the Butcher’s Choice Beef recalls from December 12December 13 and December 14, there was one additional update over the weekend. Click on the links to view the official recalls for each date.

The latest recall has many consumer concerned, not necessarily because it lists a ton of products or because it’s a particularly popular brand of burgers but because it’s the second brand affected by the recall. The beef recall in the summer started out with just one brand affected but quickly expanded to include several other brands and thousands of products.

The specific products affected by the Cardinal brand recall include Cardinal brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers, sold in 1.13 kg packages bearing UPC 0 63351 01561 1. The affected product bears the code BEST BEFORE 2013 JL 31 EST 752.

You can see all of the information associated with the latest recall here.

We’ll keep you posted as more products/brands become affected.

Source: CFIA

courtesy FoodBeat.com – Concourse Media

 

Canadian Press: Beef burger recall expands over E. coli concerns

Following is an Article written by the Canadian Press regarding the E. coli outbreak possibly related to Loblaw’s Butcher’s Choice beef patties.  However, the article fails to mention where the four cases have occurred.

Butcher’s Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers and Butcher’s Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers recalled

The Canadian Press

Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:58 AM ET

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2012 9:59 AM ET

The affected products are Butcher’s Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers with best-before dates of Feb. 1 and Feb. 10.

The company earlier recalled Butcher’s Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers with a best-before date of March 3.

Butcher's Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers are among the products included in the recall.

Butcher’s Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers are among the products included in the recall. (CFIA) 

 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it is monitoring the recalls, which were prompted by four case of E. coli infection.

Public health officials notified the CFIA last week that the E. coli cases could possibly be linked to a food source, which prompted the investigation into the meat.

It’s not yet known, however, whether the E. coli strain responsible for the illnesses is the same as the one found in the meat.

Officials said they were also inspecting Cardinal Meat Specialist Ltd., the facility where the burgers were produced.

“An initial review of inspection reports and company documentation has not identified any issues with the facility’s E. coli O157 control measures and the company currently has no outstanding corrective action requests,” said Garfield Balsom, a food safety recall specialist with the agency said Thursday.

There is a possibility that additional products could be identified and the recall could expand.

“There is good evidence these four cases are linked to some kind of common source, [but] we don’t yet know what that common source is,” said Dr. Frank Plummer, chief science officer at the Public Health Agency of Canada‘s national microbiology laboratory.

“Possibly the hamburgers, but we’re not sure at this point. ”

Cases not linked to XL Foods

E. coli O157:H7 is potentially deadly. Health officials say it can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and, in the most severe cases, kidney failure.

The cases identified in this investigation do not share the same genetic fingerprint as those from an outbreak earlier this year that led to a massive international beef recall, said Dr. Gregory Taylor with the Public Health Agency of Canada.

“To put it clearly, this means that these cases are not linked to the XL Foods investigation,” he said.

In September, Canadian authorities were notified by their U.S. counterparts that beef from the XL Foods plant in Alberta was testing positive for E. coli.

It took the CFIA nearly two weeks after that to begin notifying the public about the products and more than eight recalls were eventually issued covering over 200 products.

The plant’s license was also temporarily suspended for failing to comply with food safety measures.

The company resumed operations in late October but was only allowed to resume exports to the United States earlier this month.

 

Loblaw’s Expands Butcher’s Choice Recall: Round 3

Certain BUTCHER’S CHOICE Beef Burgers may contain E.coli O157:H7 bacteria

Butcher’s Choice Beef Recall
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OTTAWA, December 14, 2012 – The public warning issued on December 13, 2012 has been updated to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Butcher’s Choice Beef Burgers described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

Loblaw Companies Ltd., Brampton, Ontario is voluntarily recalling all product codes from the marketplace as a precautionary measure.

Product Size UPC
Butcher’s Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers 1.13 KG 0 60383 89364 4
Butcher’s Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers 1.13 KG 0 60383 89363 7

These products have been distributed nationally.

This recall is the result of E. coli O157:H7 product testing by the CFIA related to an ongoing outbreak investigation. The CFIA is currently testing additional products collected from across the country. The recall may be further updated to include other products as test results are received. In addition, the CFIA is conducting an investigation at the producing facility, which could lead to the recall of more products.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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

Loblaw Customer Relations at 1-800-296-2332 or customerservice@loblaws.ca;

Public Relations Department, Loblaw Companies Limited at (905) 459-2500 or pr@loblaw.ca; or

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).

 

 

More Butcher’s Choice Recalled By Loblaw’s

Certain BUTCHER’S CHOICE HICKORY BARBECUE Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Butcher’s Choice Beef Recall
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OTTAWA, December 13, 2012 – The public warning issued on December 12, 2013 has been updated to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Butcher’s Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

The following products are affected by this recall:

Product Best Before Code UPC
Butchers Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers 2013 FE 10 EST752 0 60383 89364 4
Butchers Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers 2013 FE 01 EST752 0 60383 89364 4

These products have been distributed nationally.

This recall is the result of E. coli O157:H7 product testing by the CFIA related to an ongoing outbreak investigation. The CFIA is currently testing additional products collected from across the country. The recall may be further updated to include other codes or products as test results are received. In addition, the CFIA is conducting an investigation at the producing facility, which could lead to the recall of more products.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Loblaw Companies Ltd. , Brampton, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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

Loblaw Customer Relations at 1-800-296-2332 or customerservice@loblaws.ca;

Public Relations Department, Loblaw Companies Limited at (905) 459-2500 orpr@loblaws.ca; or

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).

Butcher's Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers
Butcher’s Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers

 

Loblaw’s Recalls Butcher’s Choice Beef Burgers

Certain BUTCHER’S CHOICE GARLIC PEPPERCORN Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

OTTAWA, December 12, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Ltd. are warning the public not to consume certain Butcher’s Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers because this product may be contaminated with E. coliO157:H7.

The affected product, Butcher’s Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers, is sold frozen in 1.13 kg packages bearing UPC 0 60383 89363 7. The affected product bears the code BEST BEFORE 2013 MR 03 EST 752.

This product has been distributed nationally.

This recall is the result of an ongoing investigation into a number of E. coli O157:H7 related illnesses in Canada. The CFIA is currently testing additional products collected from across the country. The recall may be expanded to include other codes or products as test results are received.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Loblaw Companies Ltd., Brampton, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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

Loblaw Customer Relations at 1-800-296-2332 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca;

Public Relations Department, Loblaw Companies Limited at (905) 459-2500 or pr@loblaw.ca;

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).

 

 

Golden Boy Inshell Mixed Nut Recall Update

UPDATED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT

Certain GOLDEN BOY brand INSHELL MIXED NUTS may contain Salmonella bacteria

Related alert: 2012-12-11 | 2012-12-12

OTTAWA, December 12, 2012 – The public warning issued on December 11, 2012 has been updated to include additional distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts are sold in 1.36 kg (3 lb) mesh bags bearing UPC 0 64684 10948 0.

This product was distributed through Loblaws banners as follows:

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Sakatchewan: Extra Foods, No Frills, RCWC, Shop Easy / SuperValu, Superstore, Westfair, YIG
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island: Cash & Carry/RCWC, Dominion, Freshmart / Red & White, No Frills, , Save Easy, Superstore
Ontario: Cash & Carry/RCWC, Freshmart, Loblaws, No Frills, Superstore, Valu-mart, YIG, Zehrs
Quebec: Loblaws, Maxi & Cie, Maxi, Provigo

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

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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The packer, Golden Boy Foods Ltd, Burnaby, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

 

 

Hazelnut Recall Continues to Grow

UPDATED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT

Certain bulk, in-shell ENNIS VARIETY FILBERTS (HAZELNUTS) may contain Salmonella bacteria

Related alerts: 2012-12-05 | 2012-12-02(B) | 2012-12-02

OTTAWA, December 5, 2012 – The public warning issued on December 2, 2012 has been updated to include additional bulk filberts (hazelnuts).

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the in-shell filberts (hazelnuts) described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Ennis variety filberts (hazelnuts), product of USA, was sold from bulk bins up to and including December 4, 2012.

This product was distributed through Loblaw banners as follows:

Ontario – Cash & Carry, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Fortinos, No Frills
Quebec – Loblaws, Maxi & Cie, Maxi, Provigo
Newfoundland and Labrador – Dominion

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

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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The retailer, Loblaw Companies Ltd., Brampton, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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

Loblaw Customer Relations at 1-800-296-2332 or customerservice@loblaws.ca;

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).