Expanded Health Hazard Alert: Loblaw Is Warning Public Not To Consume Certain Prepackaged Raw Shelled Walnuts Due To Potential E-coli Contamination

09/07/2011

BRAMPTON, ON – SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 –Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is warning the public not to consume President’s Choice® Raw California Walnut Halves, Unsalted, 250g with a UPC number of 0 60383 87185, President’s Choice® Deluxe Trail Mix, 220g with a UPC number of 0 60383 87201, nofrills Natural Walnut Halves and Pieces, 175g with a UPC number of 0 64777 37773 4 and Stock & Barrel Carmel Toffee Walnuts, 300g with a UPC number of 0 64777 37906 6 because the products may be contaminated with E-Coli 0157:H7 bacteria. All lot codes are affected.

All potentially affected products have been removed from store shelves.

The products were sold at:

  • West Region: Real Canadian Superstore®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, Your Independent Grocer®
  • Ontario Region: Loblaws®, Loblaw GreatFood™, Real Canadian Superstore®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, valu-mart®, Your Independent Grocer®, Zehrs®, Zehrs GreatFood™, Freshmart, Affiliated & Independent Stores,
  • Atlantic Region: Dominion® (in Newfoundland and Labrador), Save Easy®, Atlantic Superstore®
  • Quebec Region: Loblaws®, Maxi®, Maxi & Cie®, Provigo®, valu-mart®

For a complete list of store information please visit:

http://loblawstores.ca/LCLOnline/

There has been no confirmed illness associated with the consumption of these products. There is an ongoing illness investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Customers can return the products to any Loblaw store where the customer service desk will provide a full refund (including without receipt) or contact customer service at 1-888-495-5111 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca

We apologize for any concern this voluntary recall may have caused. The health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with a clean and safe store environment and offering products that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA’s Food Recall Report at:

http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at

http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

For more information:

Customers please contact:

President’s Choice Customer Relations

1-888-495-5111 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca

Media please contact:

Public Relations Department, Loblaw Companies Limited

pr@loblaw.ca or (905) 459-2500