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Updated Food Recall Warning - Certain Pie Shells and Tart Shells recalled due to E. coli O121

Recall date:
June 29, 2017
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - E. coli O121
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
81723, 81724, 81727, 81728, 81729, 81730

Recall details

Ottawa, June 29, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on June 27, 2017 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 certain pie shells and tart shells due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Apple Valley Tart Shells None Sold from
December 30, 2016 to
April 26, 2017
None Sold in Ontario from
Anna Mae's Bakery & Restaurant, 4060 Perth Line 72, Millbank, ON
Apple Valley Unbaked 9" Frozen Pie Shell 340 g Sold from
February 16, 2017 to
April 27, 2017
None Sold in Ontario from
Cloverleaf Farms Food Outlet & Deli, 4-3589 Bleams Road, New Hamburg, ON
Cloverleaf Farms Food Outlet & Deli “3" Unbaked Sweet Tart Shells 30 Tarts/General Mills Canada*” 610 g Sold from
December 22, 2016 to
February 28, 2017
None

Sold in Ontario from
Cloverleaf Farms Food Outlet & Deli, 4-3589 Bleams Road, New Hamburg, ON

* Please note that these tart shells were repacked from Apple Valley brand products by Clover Leaf Farms Food Outlet & Deli.

None (no label) 3" Unsweetened Tart Shells (no label) 30 shells Sold from
December 20, 2016 to
April 27, 2017
None Sold in Ontario from
Zehr's Country Market, 75073 Bluewater Highway, Bayfield, ON
Remark Fresh Markets 2" Tart Shells 200 g Sold from
January 19, 2017 to
June 27, 2017
0 250542 602990 Sold in Ontario from
Remark Fresh Markets, 2727 Howard Avenue, Windsor, ON
Schmidt's Bulk Pantry 2 inch Tart Shells Variable Sold from
April 6, 2017 to
April 27, 2017
None Sold in Ontario from
Schmidt's Bulk Pantry & Homestyle Baking, 1200 Queens Bush Road, Wellesley, ON
Schmidt's Bulk Pantry 3 inch Tartshells Variable Sold from
January 5, 2017 to
April 27, 2017
None Sold in Ontario from
Schmidt's Bulk Pantry & Homestyle Baking, 1200 Queens Bush Road, Wellesley, ON
Schmidt's Bulk Pantry 9 inch Pieshells x2 2 shells Sold from
February 23, 2017 to
April 27, 2017
None Sold in Ontario from
Schmidt's Bulk Pantry & Homestyle Baking, 1200 Queens Bush Road, Wellesley, ON
Schmidt's Bulk Pantry 9 in Pieshells x12 12 shells Sold from
February 23, 2017 to
April 27, 2017
None Sold in Ontario from
Schmidt's Bulk Pantry & Homestyle Baking, 1200 Queens Bush Road, Wellesley, ON
Wallenstein General Store Inc. Tart Shells Unsweetened 30/3" 30 shells Sold from
January 5, 2017 to
April 27, 2017
2 004020 005999 Sold in Ontario from
Wallenstein General Store Inc., 7278 Line 86, Wallenstein, ON
Wallenstein General Store Inc. Tart Shells Unsweetened 18/4" 18 shells Sold from
January 26, 2017 to
April 27, 2017
2 004030 006993 Sold in Ontario from
Wallenstein General Store Inc., 7278 Line 86, Wallenstein, ON

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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.

It is not safe to taste or eat raw dough or batter regardless of the type of flour used, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli O121. Food contaminated with E. coli O121 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.

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

Illnesses

There have been reported illnesses associated with flour; however, at this time, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this Food Recall Warning.

More information

Complete list of products recalled to the consumer level as part of this ongoing investigation

Public Health Notice - Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to various flours and flour products

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

Product photos

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Cloverleaf - 3 inch Unbaked Sweet Tart Shell

Cloverleaf - 3 inch Unbaked Sweet Tart Shell

Apple Valley - Tart Shells

Apple Valley - Tart Shells

Apple Valley - 9 inch frozen pie shell

Apple Valley - 9 inch frozen pie shell

Remark Fresh Markets - 2 inch tart shells 200 grams

Remark Fresh Markets - 2 inch tart shells 200 grams

Schmidt’s Bulk Pantry - 2 inch tart shells

Schmidt’s Bulk Pantry - 2 inch tart shells

Schmidt’s Bulk Pantry - 3 inch tart shells

Schmidt’s Bulk Pantry - 3 inch tart shells

Schmidt’s Bulk Pantry - 9 in pieshells x2

Schmidt’s Bulk Pantry - 9 in pieshells x2

Schmidt’s Bulk Pantry - 9 inch pieshells x12

Schmidt’s Bulk Pantry - 9 inch pieshells x12

Wallenstein General Store Inc. - 4 inch unsweetened tart shells

Wallenstein General Store Inc. - 4 inch unsweetened tart shells

Wallenstein General Store Inc. - 3 inch unsweetened tart shells

Wallenstein General Store Inc. - 3 inch unsweetened tart shells

None (no label) - 3 inch unsweetened tart shells

None (no label) - 3 inch unsweetened tart shells

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
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