Fresh Sprouts Recalled In Eastern Canada

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Notification – Certain Fresh Sprouts brand Fresh Bean Sprouts are recalled

Recall / advisory date:
September 6, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Non harmful (Quality/Spoilage)
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Fresh Sprouts
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8293

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Fresh Sprouts Fresh Bean Sprouts 454g BEST BEFORE 13/SEP/07 8 27468 00100 0 Microbiological – Non harmful (Quality/Spoilage)

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Canada Bread Company Recalls Ben’s Breads for Glass Fragments

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Notification – Certain Ben’s brand bread products may contain glass fragments

Recall / advisory date:
August 17, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Extraneous Material
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Canada Bread Co. Ltd.
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8261

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Ben’s Xtra White Sandwich Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 71294 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Xtra White Sandwich Bread 3 x 600g AU 29 2503 60347 78636 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Xtra White Sandwich Thick Slice Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 72293 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Superclub White Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 75296 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Xtra Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 71295 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Xtra Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread 3 x 600g AU 29 2503 60347 78635 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Xtra Whole Wheat Sandwich Thick Slice Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 72298 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Superclub Whole Wheat Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 75297 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass

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Imported Tahina Proving To Be Dangerous…The Recalls Continue

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Imported Tahina continues to be recalled all across Canada…

Health Hazard Alert – Certain Tahini products sold by Sesameco in St-Laurent, Quebec may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 31, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Sesameco
Distribution:
May be National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 31, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sesameco are warning the public, food service establishments, and retailers, not to consume, serve, use, or sell the Tahini product described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected Tahini product was sold by the manufacturer, Sesameco, situated at 4638 boulevard Thimens, St-Laurent, Quebec. The affected product was sold from March 5, 2013 to May 15, 2013 in 18 kg (40 lb.) packages bearing no label and no lot code indicated on the package.

The affected product was sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail.  Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have the affected product.

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

The manufacturer, Sesameco, St-Laurent-Laurent, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. TheCFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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.

Health Hazard Alert – Certain Cedar brand Tahina products may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 31, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Phoenicia Group Inc.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, May be National, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 31, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Phoenicia Group Inc. are warning the public, food service establishments, and retailers, not to consume, serve, use, or sell the Tahini products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Tahini products, sold commencing February 1, 2013 with no lot code indicated on the package, are affected by this alert. This alert does not include Cedar brand Tahini products where a lot code appears on the package.

Some of the affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail.  Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.

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

The distributor, Phoenicia Group Inc.St-Laurent, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. TheCFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Cedar Tahini 907 g(2 lb) No lot code indicated on the package 0 62356 54525 3 The labels indicate “Product of Canada”
Cedar Tahini 18 kg(40 lb) No lot code indicated on the package 0 62356 54522 2 The labels indicate “Product of Canada”
Cedar brand Tahini - 907 g
Cedar brand Tahini - 18 kg

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Ben’s Breads Recalled for Glass Fragments

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Notification – Certain Ben’s brand bread products may contain glass fragments

Recall / advisory date:
August 17, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Extraneous Material
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Canada Bread Co. Ltd.
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8261

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Ben’s Xtra White Sandwich Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 71294 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Xtra White Sandwich Bread 3 x 600g AU 29 2503 60347 78636 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Xtra White Sandwich Thick Slice Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 72293 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Superclub White Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 75296 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Xtra Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 71295 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Xtra Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread 3 x 600g AU 29 2503 60347 78635 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Xtra Whole Wheat Sandwich Thick Slice Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 72298 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass
Ben’s Superclub Whole Wheat Bread 600 g AU 29 2503 60347 75297 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Glass

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CFIA Revokes Registration of St- Thomas Fish Market Inc.

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CFIA Revokes Registration of Establishment 2425, St- Thomas Fish Market Inc.

June 27, 2013, Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has revoked the registration of Establishment 2425, St-Thomas Fish Market Inc., effective June 24, 2013. Located in St-Thomas-De-Kent, New Brunswick, St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.produces bottled bar clams, clam fricot and lobster.

In March 2013, the CFIA had determined that adequate controls for food safety were not being reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis. The company had failed to correct deficiencies previously identified through CFIA inspections, which resulted in the suspension of its license to operate on March 18, 2013. The company has not re-opened since the initial suspension.

On numerous occasions since then, the company was unable to provide the CFIA with an acceptable corrective action plan to address deficiencies as part of the suspension. As a result, on June 24, 2013, the CFIA revoked the registration of St-Thomas Fish Market Inc. The revocation of the registration was the next step in the compliance process.

The establishment, at any time, can request reinstatement of their registration and would need to comply with the Fish Inspection Regulations by:

  • Developing a Quality Management Plan (QMP). The QMP Plan must include a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan.
  • Registering the processing facility with the CFIA by properly completing an application form and paying a specified fee. A Certificate of Registration can only take place once a QMP Plan has been completed and accepted by CFIA.
  • Ensuring the facility(s) is in compliance with Schedule I of the Fish Inspection Regulations. Facility compliance will be verified by CFIA prior to issuance of the Certificate of Registration.

Between March and April 2013, there were several recalls associated with this company. No additional product has been recalled but should any potentially contaminated product be identified, the CFIA will take immediate action.

The CFIA safeguards food, animals and plants which enhances the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment and economy, and access to international markets. Licenses and registrations of registered establishments or companies can be suspended or cancelled for failing to comply with relevant CFIA Acts and Regulations.

 

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Salmonella Found In Imported Hazelnuts Spurs A Massive Recall

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The following is a compendium of recall notices published by the CFIA regarding the massive recall of imported hazelnuts from the United States to Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick.

Recall / advisory May 29, 2013

Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
various retailers
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 29, 2013 – The public warning issued on May 23, 2013 has been updated to include additional product and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain in shell hazelnuts described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products were sold in packages of various weights or in bulk at the locations indicated below.  Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Product name Store name Location Dates Sold
“Avelines” D.F. Rouleau Inc. 241, Principale, Les Hauteurs, QC April 18, 2013
to May 10, 2013
“Avelines”
UPC code
200330800923
Marché St-Laurent Nouvelle Inc. 142, Rte 112, Nouvelle, QC March 11, 2013
to May 14, 2013
“Avelines” Épicerie Simon Rioux 133, rue Thériault, Padoue, QC March 29, 2013
to May 14, 2013
“Avelines”
UPC code 200003506244
Toit des Magasineux (1988) Inc. 40, Principale Ouest, La-Trinité-des-Monts, QC April 18, 2013
to May 13, 2013
“Avelines naturelles” Alimentation N.M. 228, rue Gendron, St-Léon-le-Grand, QC April 10, 2013
to May 10, 2013
“Avelines en écailles”
UPC code
200524102260
Coopérative de Solidarité de St-Vianney 1040-C, Route 195, St-Vianney, QC March 28, 2013
to May 14, 2013
“Avelines” Épicerie St-François Inc. 430, Chemin Central, St-François-d’Assise, QC March 7, 2013
to May 14, 2013

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

These recalls are part of an on-going food safety investigation associated with a recall of bulk hazelnuts from USA. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify all affected products.

The importer, distributers, and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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.

Recall / advisory May 23, 2013

Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
various retailers
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
 

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 23, 2013 – The public warning issued on May 22, 2013 has been updated to include additional product and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain in shell hazelnuts or mixed nuts in shell described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products were sold in packages of various weights or in bulk at the locations indicated below. Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Product name Store name Location Dates Sold
“Avelines en écales” Fruiterie Potager Saint-Eustache 539 Boul. Arthur-Sauvé,
St-Eustache, QC
April 10, 2013 to May 15, 2013
“Noisettes en écale” L’Intermarché Bellerose 134 Boul. Bellerose Est,
Laval, QC
November 13, 2012 to February 13, 2013
“Avelines” Club Coopératif de Consommation de la Vallée 88 Avenue du Parc,
Amqui, QC
March 20, 2013 to May 10, 2013
“Avelines” Magasin CO-OP de St-Fabien 15, 7e Avenue,
St-Fabien, QC
April 9, 2013 to May 10, 2013
Hazelnuts (PLU code 4929) La Coopérative de Caraquet 121 Boul. St. Pierre West
Caraquet, NB
March 27, 2013 to May 14, 2013
Mixed nuts (PLU code 4929) La Coopérative de Caraquet 121 Boul. St. Pierre West
Caraquet, NB
March 27, 2013 to May 22, 2013

The following hazelnut product, packaged in clear plastic bags, was distributed in New Brunswick by Coop St-Quentin, St-Quentin,NB.

Product name Size Product code Dates Sold
Hazelnuts variable 4924 April 4, 2013 to May 13, 2013

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

These recalls are part of an on-going food safety investigation associated with a recall of bulk hazelnuts from USA. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify all affected products.

The importer, distributers, and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Recall / advisory May 22, 2013

Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
various retailers
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 22, 2013 – The public warning issued on May 21, 2013 has been updated to include additional product and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain in shell hazelnuts or mixed nuts in shell described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products were sold in packages of various weights or in bulk at the locations indicated below. Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Product name Store name Location Dates Sold
“Avelines écail” S. Bourassa Mt-TremblantLtée. 1109, de St-Jovite, Mont-Tremblant,QC November 27, 2012 to May 15, 2013
“Avelines en écales” Jardin du Mont 252, Denison Est, Granby, QC April 7, 2013 to May 7, 2013
“Noix mélangées en écale” “La Vieille Dépense” 145, St-Joseph, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC April 16, 2013 to May 13, 2013
“Noisette écale“ “La Vieille Dépense” 145, St-Joseph, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC April 16, 2013 to May 13, 2013
“Aveline écalée crue” L’Intermarché Lagoria 5915, rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC April 16, 2013 to May 15, 2013
“Noix mélange en écaille” Fruiterie Milano Inc. 6862, St-Laurent, Montréal, QC November 13, 2012 to May 15, 2013
“Aveline en écales” Fruiterie Milano Inc. 6862, St-Laurent, Montréal, QC November 28, 2012 to December 28, 2012
“Noix aveline (sac)” Avril Supermarché Santé Brossard 8600, boulevard Leduc (Dix30), Brossard, QC April 19, 2013 to May 15, 2013
“Avelines en écales” Intermarché Palumbo 2710, Désormeaux, Montréal, QC March 8, 2013 to May 17, 2013
“Avelines en écales” Charcuterie Noël 5733, boulevard Léger, Montréal-Nord, QC November 9, 2012 to January 31, 2013
“Avelines” Marché Bonanza Lalumière 6852, Jean-Talon Est, Montréal, QC November 5, 2012 to February 8, 2013
“Avelines en écales” Intermarché DeRisi 8520, boulevard Lacordaire, Montréal, QC December 3, 2012 to January 31, 2013
“Avelines naturelles écales” Fruiterie Papaye & Mangue 3429, Ontario Est, Montréal, QC November 27, 2012 to May 15, 2013
“Noix mélangées” Fruiterie Papaye & Mangue 3429, Ontario Est, Montréal, QC November 27, 2012 to May 15, 2013
“Noix aveline (sac)” Avril Supermarché Santé 1195, chemin du Tremblay, Longueuil, QC December 19, 2012 to May 15, 2013

The following hazelnut product was distributed in Quebec by Distribution Yvan Nadeau Inc., St-Léon-de-Standon, QC.

Brand name Product name Size UPC Dates Sold
Les Distributions Yvan Nadeau Inc. “Aveline écales” 375 g 6 21001 01813 1 November 26, 2012 to May 14, 2013

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

These recalls are part of an on-going food safety investigation associated with a recall of bulk hazelnuts from USA. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify all affected products.

The importer, distributers, and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

 

Recall / advisory May 21, 2013

Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
various retailers
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 21, 2013 – The public warning issued on May 16, 2013 has been updated to include additional product and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain in shell hazelnuts or mixed nuts in shell described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products were sold in packages of various weights or in bulk at the locations indicated below.  Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Product name Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
“Avelines jumbo en écales” Super Marché Pistilli 2105, rue Sauvé Est, Montréal,QC November 6, 2012 to May 16, 2013
“Avelines” Charcuterie et Fromagerie La Petite Italie (1990) Inc. 8278, boul. Maurice-Duplessis, Montréal, QC April 11, 2013 to May 15, 2013
“Avelines en écales jumbo” Boulangerie Mariano (Old Country Bakery) 8870, rue Verville, Montréal, QC November 6, 2012 to February 10, 2013
“Noix mélange en écail” S. Bourassa Mt-Tremblant Ltée. 1109, de St-Jovite, Mont-Temblant, QC November 27, 2012 to May 15, 2013
“Avelines écail” S. Bourassa (Ste-Agathe) Ltée. 680, rue Principale Sud, St-Agathe, QC November 6, 2012 to May 15, 2013
“Noix mélange en écail” S. Bourassa (Ste-Agathe) Ltée. 680, rue Principale Sud, St-Agathe, QC November 6, 2012 to May 15, 2013
“Noix mélange” S. Bourassa (St-Sauveur) Ltée. 105 Guidon B, RR6, St-Sauveur,QC February 2, 2013 to May 15, 2013
“Aveline en écales” Les Aliments Merci 4661, Boul. des Grandes Prairies, Montréal, QC November 6, 2012 to February 28, 2013
“Aveline en écales” Les Aliments Merci 282, place du Marché Nord, Montréal, QC November 6, 2012 to February 28, 2013
“Aveline en écales” Les Aliments Merci 4445, rue Ontario Est, Montréal,QC November 6, 2012 to February 28, 2013
“Aveline en écales” Les Aliments Merci 3623, rue Ontario Est, Montréal,QC November 6, 2012 to February 28, 2013
“Aveline en écales” Les Aliments Merci 2815, Boul. Masson, Montréal,QC November 6, 2012 to February 28, 2013
“Avelines en écalesjumbo” Frutta Si International (IGA) 1255, Shevchenko, Montréal, QC November 27, 2012 to May 14, 2013
“Avelines en écales” Charcuterie du Village 3550, rue Ontario Est, Montréal,QC November 8, 2012 to May 15, 2013

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

These recalls are part of an on-going food safety investigation associated with a recall of bulk hazelnuts from USA. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify all affected products.

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 importer, distributers, and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

 

Tootsi Impex Inc. Recalls Almond Butter, Peanut Butter and Tahini

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Consumer Advisory – Certain almond butter, peanut butter and tahini sold in bulk or repackaged at various retailers may contain Salmonella or other harmful bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
May 10, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Other, Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Tootsi Impex Inc., various retailers
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 10, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain almond butter, peanut butter and tahini sold in bulk or repackaged at the various locations described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella or other harmful bacteria.

The affected products were sold at some time during the period indicated below.

Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Affected Products

1. Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and JM12 086, available from May 2012

Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Mother Natures 331 Columbia Avenue, Castelgar, BC April 19, 2013
Les Pères Nature St-Georges 10735, 1E Avenue, St-Georges, QC January 15, 2013
Pères Nature (Ste-Marie) Inc. 590 Boul. Vachon Nord, Ste-Marie-de Beauce, QC February 9, 2013
Le Vrac du marché Atwater 138 Avenue Atwater, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012
Le Garde-manger chez Gail 103 rue Châteauguay, Huntingdon, QC November 30, 2012
Foodsmiths 106 Wilson Street W., Perth, ON December 31, 2012
Yarmouth Natural Food 3 Jenkins Street, Yarmouth, NS September 25 – October 25, 2012
Herb & Spice 375 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON Septembre 30, 2012
Frenco 3985 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012

2. Organic Peanut Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and JM12 086, available from May 2012

Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Penticton Whole Food Emporium 1771 Main Street # 103, Penticton, BC April 19, 2013
Nutter’s Prince Albert 365, 36th Street W, Prince Albert, SK April 19, 2013
CRMR at Home 330-17 Avenue, SW, Calgary, AB May 24, 2012 – April 19, 2013
Going Nuts Calgary Farmer’s Market, 510- 77th Avenue SE, Calgary,AB July 10 – December 31, 2012
Market Organics 126 York St., Ottawa, ON April 19, 2013
Kredl’s Corner Market 1171 Main Street, Hampton, NB May 23 – July 31, 2012
Pour l’amour d’une planète 507B rue du sud, Cowansville, QC January 15, 2013
Noah’s Natural Foods 322 Bloor Street W., Toronto, ON April 19, 2013
Cedars & Co. Food Market 1255 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON April 19, 2013
Country Bulk Inc. 845 Weber Street North, Waterloo, ON April 19, 2013

3. Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and
JM12 086, available from March 2012

Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Sunripe 744 Adelaide St. N., London, ON August 3, 2012 – April 19, 2013
Le Vrac du marché Atwater 138 Avenue Atwater, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012
Herb & Spice 375 Bank Street, Ottawa, On September 30, 2012
Yarmouth Natural Food 3 Jenkins Street, Yarmouth, NS September 25 – October 25, 2012
Foodsmiths 106 Wilson Street W., Perth, ON December 31, 2012
Le Garde-Manger chez Gail 103 rue Chateauguay, Huntingdon, QC November 30, 2012
Les Pères Nature St-Georges 10735, 1E Avenue, St-Georges, QC January 15, 2013
Pères Nature (Ste-Marie) Inc. 590 Boul. Vachon Nord, Ste-Marie-de Beauce, QC February 9, 2013
Frenco 3985 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012
Cedars & Co. Food Market 1255 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON April 19, 2013

4. Natural Almond Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: 1027R and 12 164, available from May 2012

Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Sunripe 744 Adelaide St. N., London, ON September 6, 2012 -April 19, 2013
Foodsmiths 106 Wilson Steet W, Perth, ON December 31, 2012
Yarmouth Natural Food 3 Jenkins Street, Yarmouth, NS September 25 – October 25, 2012
Frenco 3985 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012
Foodstuffs Inc. 89 Main South, Georgetown, ON April 19, 2013
Pour l’amour d’une planète 507B rue du sud, Cowansville, QC January 15, 2013

5. Organic Tahini (Bulk), Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and JM12 086, available from April 2012

Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Kredl’s Corner Market 1171 Main Street, Hampton, NB July 31, 2012 – May 6, 2013
Pour l’amour d’une planète 507B rue du sud, Cowansville, QC January 15, 2013

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

Consumption of the affected almond butter, peanut butter and tahini could result in a wide range of symptoms that may include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, headache and body ache. In rare cases, chronic, severe, or even life-threatening symptoms may occur.

The manufacturer, distributor, and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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More St. Thomas Bottled Product Recalled

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain St. Thomas brand Bottled Seafood Products may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
April 13, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.
Distribution:
New Brunswick, National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 13, 2013 – The public warning issued on April 6, 2013 has been updated to include additional products because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the St. Thomas brand bottled seafood products 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 these products.

These products have been distributed in New Brunswick and may have been distributed in other provinces.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Additional Info
St.Thomas Lobster All sizes and codes made on or after January 4, 2011
St.Thomas Bar Clams All sizes and codes made on or after January 4, 2011
St.Thomas Bar Clam Stew All sizes and codes made on or after January 4, 2011

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA 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.

    • St. Thomas brand Bottled Lobster
    • St. Thomas brand bar clams
    • Bar Clam Stew

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St. Thomas Bottled Lobster Recalled for Botulism

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain St. Thomas brand Bottled Lobster may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
April 6, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.
Distribution:
New Brunswick, National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 6, 2013 – The public warning issued on March 23, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product because this product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.

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

This product has been distributed in New Brunswick and may have been distributed in other provinces.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
St.Thomas Lobster 285 g
(drained weight)
On cover of jar:
13921, 14021, 19121, 19521, 20221, 20521, and 20822
0 81971 90072 8

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA 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.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

    • St. Thomas brand Bottled Lobster

 

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Nova Scotia officials knew of E. coli outbreak 5 days before public

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The Canadian Press
By Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press – Mon, 25 Mar, 2013

HALIFAX – Public health officials in Nova Scotia knew they were dealing with an outbreak of E. coli five days before they informed the public about it in early January, documents obtained by The Canadian Press show.

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief public health officer, fields questions at a news conference in Halifax on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. Public health officials in Nova Scotia knew they were dealing with an outbreak of E. coli five days before they informed the public about it in early January, documents obtained by The Canadian Press show. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer…

The first indication that staff were aware of the E. coli 0157 outbreak appears in two emails sent by the province’s chief medical officer to staff with the Health Department and district health authorities on Dec. 31, 2012.

In one of the emails, Dr. Robert Strang says the Health Department was in the process of gathering more information about the outbreak and officials would meet on Jan. 2 to assess it.

Notes from that day’s meeting, which were released under access-to-information legislation, show that Health Department officials knew there were dealing with seven confirmed cases of E. coli 0157 affecting people ranging in age from 18 to 83.

Those notes also show that six of those people reported eating at fast food restaurants and they showed symptoms of the bacterial infection from Dec. 23-26, 2012. Officials were also aware of an E. coli outbreak of the same strain in New Brunswick but decided to delay notifying the public, the notes show.

“There have been no media calls yet. Until we know what the link is, we will provide standardized messaging,” the notes say.

“If NB is sending messaging out, we should be consistent. Delay 24 hours.”

It wasn’t until Jan. 4 that the department issued a news release confirming it was investigating the cases, two of which required hospital admission. No one died.

In an interview, Strang said he doesn’t believe Health Department officials tried to withhold information from the public. Instead, he said they needed to gather more information from the people who contracted the infection.

“The judgment was that we needed to wait at least 24 hours … so we have something concrete that we can say to the public,” Strang said.

“What do you say publicly without doing unnecessary harm or creating unnecessary anxiety? So we’d respond if questions came to us, but we didn’t feel we were ready yet to go proactively because we didn’t have enough of the detail.”

New Brunswick’s Health Department went public with its outbreak of E. coli on Jan. 3, prompting calls to Nova Scotia’s Health Department that day from the news media, the documents show.

Strang said New Brunswick’s chief medical officer was able to tell the public a day earlier because that province’s outbreak occurred a few days before the one in Nova Scotia.

He said he was first alerted by the on-call medical officer of health to reports of a few cases of E. coli over the weekend of Dec. 29 and 30.

“With the information I had, I wasn’t concerned enough to bring people in on New Year’s Day,” he said. “My judgment was that it could certainly wait until the next working day.”

Liberal health critic Leo Glavine said the province needs a more robust process to ensure timely disclosure of public health matters, such as the E. coli outbreak.

Glavine said because the strain of the bacteria is potentially fatal, Strang should have issued an alert earlier.

“I think within 24 hours, if the medical officer knows, he should be sending this information out to the public, he said.

The strain of E. coli was the same one found in the Walkerton, Ont., water disaster in 2000 that killed seven people.

Strang said the E. coli outbreak would have been treated differently if there had been an indication of ongoing sickness due to the bacteria.

“If we had a sense that there was an ongoing risk to the public, we would have been communicating that right away,” said Strang.

The outbreak, which was also detected in Ontario, was later traced to shredded lettuce distributed by FreshPoint Inc. to KFC and Taco Bell restaurants.

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