Canada – Potential infant formula tampering

“On 11th August, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has become aware of a report from a Walmart store located in Kanata, Ontario of tampering by product substitution in an infant formula product. This type of issue is not typically associated with the manufacturing process but can occur occasionally when a consumer returns altered products to the retail store for a refund.

The infant formula product had an outer container which appeared intact but the product inside the inner packages had been substituted. There has been no illness associated with this complaint.

Consumers using infant formulas should examine the packaging material to ensure that the security seal is intact and has not been altered or the product substituted. If you have product that appears to have been altered, do not use or consume it and contact your local law enforcement authority or the CFIA.

The CFIA will take all necessary steps to protect the safety of the Canadian food supply.”

I will keep you informed of any outcome.

(Source: CFIA website)

CANADA – Food Recall Warning – Unpasteurized cider recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Recall date: October 30-31, 2014

Reason for recall: Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7

Hazard classification: Class 1

Company / Firm: Osoleo Wildcrafters

Distribution: Ontario

Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, October 31, 2014 – The food recall warning issued on October 30, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling unpasteurized cider from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
None Unpasteurized apple cider Sold in unlabeled plastic jugs and unlabeled plastic bags None None Distribution information: Sold from October 10, 2014 to October 11, 2014, inclusively at 926 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario
None Unpasteurized apple cider Sold in unlabeled plastic jugs None None Distribution information: Sold from October 10, 2014 to October 11, 2014, inclusively at 3124 Lobsinger Line, St. Clements, Ontario
Osoleo Wildcrafters Cranberry-Apple Cider Unpasteurized L, 2 L, 4 L None None Distribution information: Sold by Osoleo Wildcrafters from October 10, 2014 to October 13, 2014, inclusively at:

  • The Village Market (Waldorf Market),
    Thornhill, Ontario
  • Leslieville Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
None Cranberry-Apple Cider Unpasteurized Sold in unlabeled plastic jugs None None Distribution information: Sold by Osoleo Wildcrafters from October 10, 2014 to October 13, 2014, inclusively at:

  • The Village Market (Waldorf Market),
    Thornhill, Ontario
  • Leslieville Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
Two Century Farm Pear Cider Unpasteurized L, 2 L, 4 L None None Distribution information: Sold by Osoleo Wildcrafters from October 10, 2014 to October 13, 2014, inclusively at:

  • The Village Market (Waldorf Market),
    Thornhill, Ontario
  • Leslieville Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
None Pear Cider Unpasteurized Sold in unlabeled plastic jugs None None Distribution information: Sold by Osoleo Wildcrafters from October 10, 2014 to October 13, 2014, inclusively at:

  • The Village Market (Waldorf Market),
    Thornhill, Ontario
  • Leslieville Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario

What you should do

Check to see if you have the products in your home. If the products are in your home, do not consume them.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. 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.

Illnesses

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

More information

Osoleo Wildcrafters: 647-300-8129

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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(Source: CFIA website)