HACCPCanada Certifies Devonian Coast Wineries

HACCPCanada has issued Certification to Devonian Coast Wineries Ltd. Malagash, Nova Scotia, having demonstrated all of the necessary requirements for the processing and distribution of wine products by maintaining an Active HACCP-Based Food Safety System centered on industry standards which fully meets or exceeds the Food Safety Codes of:

  • Provincial Health Regulatory Authorities.
  • Health Canada.
  • World Health Organization.

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At Devonian Coast Wineries, the passion for wine and love of Atlantic Canada are the heart of their commitment to excellence and innovation. They are focused on elevating Nova Scotia’s expanding and maturing wine industry to be among the world’s best.  Their wines are an expression of the coastal terroir. Innovative use of local resources, pride in rural enterprise, continued investment in the future of the industry and, always, a passion for creating wonderful wines—these are their standards.

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Updated Schwartz’s At Home Meats Recall

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Recall date:
November 15, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Les Salaisons Desco Inc.
Distribution:
Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, November 15, 2013 – The Food Recall Warning issued on November 13, 2013 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Les Salaisons Desco Inc. is recalling Schwartz’s At Home brand Smoked Meat from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, but may also have been sold in other provinces.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Schwartz’s At Home Smoked Meat 500 g (4 x 125 g) 2013DE13 6 27533 96123 5

What you should do

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Les Salaisons Desco Inc.: 1-800-363-4291 ext: 2244 or 450-437-7182 ext: 2244

Schwartz's brand Smoked MeatSchwartz's brand Smoked Meat - UPCSchwartz's brand Smoked Meat - back of package

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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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Molson Recalls Canadian Cider For Glass Fragments

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Molson Canadian Cider in glass bottles may contain harmful glass fragments

Recall / advisory date:
July 10, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Extraneous Material
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Molson Coors Canada
Distribution:
Nova Scotia, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 10, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Molson Coors Canada are warning the public not to consume the Molson Canadian Cider described below because this product may contain harmful glass fragments.

The following Molson Canadian Cider, sold in glass bottles, is affected by this alert.

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

The distributor, Molson Coors Canada, Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIAis monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Molson Canadian Cider 341 mL bottle Bottle codes:
L314821 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140L314921 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140

L315021 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140

*hh:mm indicates the time

0 56327 00866 3
Molson Canadian Cider 6 x 341 mL bottles Bottle codes:
L314821 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140L314921 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140

L315021 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140

*hh:mm indicates the time

0 56327 00824 3

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Molson Coors at 1-800-665-7661 

  • Molson Canadian Cider

Media enquiries

Molson Coors Canada 416-679-7623

 

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Shah Brothers Imports Recalls Shabros Coriander Cumin Powder

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Shabros brand Coriander Cumin Powder may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
July 8, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Shah Brothers Imports
Distribution:
Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 8, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Shah Brothers Imports are warning the public not to consume the Shabros brand Coriander Cumin Powders described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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

The importer, Shah Brothers Imports, Mississauga, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIAis monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Shabros Coriander Cumin Powder 170 g Batch # 407 0 59011 00910 6
Shabros Coriander Cumin Powder 340 g Batch # 407 0 59011 00898 7

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Shah Brothers Imports at 905-670-9515.

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. 

Product photos

Coriander Cumin Powder 170 grams - front
Coriander Cumin Powder 170 grams - back
Coriander Cumin Powder 340 grams - front
Coriander Cumin Powder 340 grams - back

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IMO Foods Limited Allowed To Resume Production

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Effective June 21, 2013, Establishment 0233, IMO Foods Limited, was allowed to resume production under ongoing inspection by the CFIA.

Original Article

CFIA Suspends Operations at Establishment 0233, IMO Foods Limited

June 10, 2013 Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the licence to operate of Establishment 0233, IMO Foods Limited, effective June 7, 2013. IMO Foods Limited is a federally registered fish cannery located in Yarmouth, NS.

There is no food recall associated with this suspension.

The CFIA has determined that adequate controls for food safety are not being reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis. The company has failed to correct deficiencies related to pest control.

IMO Foods Limited will not be able to resume operations until they have fully implemented the necessary corrective actions and the CFIA is fully confident in the plant’s capacity to effectively manage food safety risks.

The safety of consumers is the CFIA‘s top priority and the Agency is working diligently to ensure there is no potential risk to consumers.

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Ratinaud French Cuisine Recalls Confit Tomatoes for Possible Botulism

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
June 21, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Ratinaud French Cuisine
Distribution:
Nova Scotia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
 

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 21, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ratinaud French Cuisine are warning the public not to consume certain Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes 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, Ratinaud French Cusine, Halifax, NS, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIAis monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Additional Info
Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine Confit Tomatoes sold in jars with no net quantity declared on the label sold only from Ratinaud French Cuisine, 2082 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

More information

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.

    • Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes

 

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