Canada – Potatoes recalled for suspected tampering (nails and needles)

Date of recall: May 22, 2015
Reason for recall: Tampering
Hazard classification: Class 3
Company / Firm: Loblaw Companies Limited, Strang’s Produce Inc.
Distribution: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, May 22, 2015 – Loblaw Companies Limited and Strang’s Produce Inc. are voluntarily recalling certain Farmer’s Market and Strang’s Produce brands of Russet Potatoes from the marketplace due to possible food tampering with nails and needles. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Strang’s Chef Potatoes Jumbo for Chips 50 lb (22.7 kg) Julian dates between 060 – 135
followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
033383454900
Farmer’s Market Potatoes Russet 15 lb (6.8 kg) Julian dates between 060 – 135
followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
061483014779
Farmer’s Market Potatoes Russet 10 lb (4.54 kg) Julian dates between 060 – 135
followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
061483014786
Farmer’s Market Potatoes Russet 5 lb (2.27 kg) Julian dates between 060 – 135
followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
061483005920
Strang’s Produce Potatoes 15 lb (6.8 kg) Julian dates between 060 – 135
followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
3338345486
Strang’s Produce Potatoes 10 lb (4.54 kg) Julian dates between 060 – 135
followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
3338345485
Strang’s Produce Potatoes 5 lb (2.27 kg) Julian dates between 060 – 135
followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
3338345481

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. However, if you find a foreign metal object in a potato, please do not throw out the potato, metal object or the bag and any tags related to the product. Please contact your local police so the potatoes and related items can be passed along to the investigators.

Background

This recall was triggered by an ongoing investigation into consumer complaints of nails and needles which appear to have been inserted into potatoes. As tampering is a criminal offense, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are leading the investigation into this matter.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

(Source: CFIA website)

Food recall in Canada – Seafood pies due to undeclared egg and wheat (allergens)

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) – Catch of the Bay Fresh Fish Market brand seafood pies recalled due to undeclared egg and wheat

Recall date: August 29, 2014
Reason for recall: Allergen – Egg, Allergen – Wheat
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Masstown Market
Distribution: Nova Scotia
Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, August 29, 2014 – Masstown Market is recalling seafood pies from the marketplace because they contain egg and wheat which are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to egg or wheat should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold from Masstown Market in Masstown, Nova Scotia.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Catch of the Bay Fresh Fish Market Lobster Seafood Pie 1200 g All Best Before dates where egg and wheat are not declared on the label 205325 119998
Catch of the Bay Fresh Fish Market Atlantic Seafood Pie 1200 g All Best Before dates where egg and wheat are not declared on the label 205324 414995
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. If you have an allergy to egg or wheat, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Background

This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There has been one reported reaction associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

Masstown Market: Laurie Jennings – 902-662-2816 Laurie@masstownmarket.com

(Source: CFIA website)