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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Updated Food Recall Warning - PC Organics brand baby food pouches recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
February 8, 2017
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Loblaw Companies Limited
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
11182

Recall details

Ottawa, February 8, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on February 3, 2017 has been updated to include additional products. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC Organics brand baby food pouches from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which under certain circumstances could support the growth of Clostridium Botulinum and pose a health risk to consumers. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The products were sold at the following locations up to and including February 8, 2017.

Ontario: Fortinos, Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, valu-mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated independent stores

Atlantic: Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Cash&Carry, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Your Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated independent stores

Québec: Club entrepôt, Maxi, Maxi & Cie, Presto, Provigo, Provigo le Marché, AXEP, Pharmaprix, and Intermarché

West: Extra Foods, Loblaws City Market, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Your Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated independent stores

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
PC Organics Apple, Blueberry & Green Pea strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 06292 7 All codes
PC Organics Apple Crisp Muffin flavour puree snack 128 mL 0 60383 13730 4 All codes
PC Organics Apple, Carrot, Apricot & Millet strained baby Food 128 mL 0 60383 06996 All codes
PC Organics Banana, Sweet Potato & Blueberry strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 05362 All codes
PC Organics Apple strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 02840 4 All codes
PC Organics Apple, Banana & Blueberry with Yogurt strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 04491 All codes
PC Organics Apple, Banana & Strawberry with Yogurt strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 04488 All codes
PC Organics Apple Cherry strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 02843 All codes
PC Organics Sweet Potato, Apple and Mango strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 06294 All codes
PC Organics Peach Maple Cobbler Flavour puree snack 128 mL 0 60383 13732 8 All codes
PC Organics Banana Apple & Carrot strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 05363 All codes
PC Organics Pumpkin, Apple, Peach & Buckwheat strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 06995 All codes
PC Organics Prune, Apple, Butternut Squash & Quinoa strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 06994 All codes
PC Organics Pear strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 02842 All codes
PC Organics Mango, Apple, Carrot & Peach strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 05369 All codes
PC Organics Blackberry Cobbler Flavour puree snack 128 mL 0 60383 13731 1 All codes
PC Organics Banana & Kiwi strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 02846 6 All codes
PC Organics Mango strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 02841 1 All codes
PC Organics Banana & Raspberry strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 05480 9 All codes
PC Organics Banana, Apple, Apricot & Rice strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 05368 All codes
PC Organics Banana Bread Flavour puree snack 128 mL 0 60383 13589 8 All codes
PC Organics Pear, Apple and Broccoli strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 06291 All codes
PC Organics Sweet Potato, Banana & Apricot strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 05366 All codes
PC Organics Tropical Twist Smoothie with Greek Yogurt puree snack 128 mL 0 60383 15430 1 All codes
PC Organics Banana, Mango & Apple with Yogurt strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 04489 All codes
PC Organics Orange Twist Smoothie with Greek Yogurt puree snack 128 mL 0 60383 15431 8 All codes
PC Organics Prunes strained baby food 128 mL 0 60383 16963 3 All codes
PC Organics Apple, Banana & Strawberry with Yogurt strained baby food 6x128 mL 0 60383 18427 8 All codes
PC Organics Sweet Potato, Apple and Mango strained baby food 6x128 mL 0 60383 18429 2 All codes
PC Organics Banana Apple & Carrot strained baby food 6x128 mL 0 60383 18428 5 All codes
PC Organics Mango strained baby food 6x128 mL 0 60383 18430 8 All codes
PC Organics Pear, Apple and Broccoli strained baby food 6x128 mL 0 60383 18426 1 All codes

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.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of these products.

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Public enquiries and media

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: cfia.enquiries-demandederenseignements.acia@canada.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@canada.ca
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