PC Organics brand Original stoned wheat crackers recalled due to undeclared sesame

Starting date:
September 19, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Subcategory:
Allergen - Sesame Seeds
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Loblaw Companies Limited
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
9272

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 19, 2014 - Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is recalling PC Organics brand Original stoned wheat crackers from the marketplace because it may contain sesame which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to sesame should not consume the recalled product described below.

The product has been sold since July 25, 2014 in the following Loblaw banner stores:

Ontario: Cash&Carry®, Wholesale Club®, Extra Foods®, Fortinos®, Freshmart®, Loblaws®, nofrills®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Shoppers Drug Mart®, Valu-mart®, Westfair®, Your Independent Grocer®, Wholesale Club® and Zehrs®

Atlantic: Atlantic Superstore®, Cash&Carry®, Dominion®, Freshmart®, nofrills®, Red & White®, Save Easy®, Shoppers Drug Mart®, Wholesale Club®

Quebec: Club Entrepot®, Intermarché ,® Loblaws®, Maxi & Cie®, Maxi®, Presto®, Provigo®, Pharmaprix®

West: Extra Foods®, nofrills®, ShopEasy®, SuperValu®, Shoppers Drug Mart®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Westfair Independents, Wholesale Club®, Your Independent Grocer®

What you should do

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

If you have an allergy to sesame, do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Who is affected

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

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. 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 product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
PC Organics Original stoned wheat crackers 200 g 2015 JA 21 0 60383 70928 0

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

Loblaw Companies Limited: Customer service - 1-888-495-5111 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca

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