Loblaw & Strang’s Potato Recall [Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: 5332 - LoblawStrang'sPotatoesLoblaw Companies Limited and Strang’s Produce Inc. recall various certain Farmer’s Market and Strang’s Produce brands of Russet Potatoes due to possible food tampering with nails and needles. CFIA: http://ht.ly/Nk6Jv

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2015-05-22/eng/1432351831552/1432351834957

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Potatoes are subject to this recall:

  • Strang’s Chef Potatoes Jumbo for Chips, 50 pound (22.7 kilogram) bags; product codes: Julian dates between 060 – 135 followed by 11W or 12W; Examples: 11412W, 13011W; UPC: 033383454900
  • Farmer’s Market Potatoes Russet, 15 pound (6.8 kilogram) bags; product codes: Julian dates between 060 – 135 followed by 11W or 12W; Examples: 11412W, 13011W; UPC: 061483014779
  • Farmer’s Market Potatoes Russet, 10 pound (4.54 kilogram) bags; product codes: Julian dates between 060 – 135 followed by 11W or 12W; Examples: 11412W, 13011W; UPC: 061483014786
  • Farmer’s Market Potatoes Russet, 5 pound (2.27 kilogram) bags; product codes: Julian dates between 060 – 135 followed by 11W or 12W; Examples: 11412W, 13011W; UPC: 061483005920
  • Strang’s Produce Potatoes, 15 pound (6.8 kilogram) bags; product codes: Julian dates between 060 – 135 followed by 11W or 12W; Examples: 11412W, 13011W; UPC: 3338345486
  • Strang’s Produce Potatoes, 10 pound (4.54 kilogram) bags; product codes: Julian dates between 060 – 135 followed by 11W or 12W; Examples: 11412W, 13011W; UPC: 3338345485
  • Strang’s Produce Potatoes, 5 pound (2.27 kilogram) bags; product codes: Julian dates between 060 – 135 followed by 11W or 12W; Examples: 11412W, 13011W; UPC: 3338345481

Please consult the photograph above for details of the Potatoes’ packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional variations of the recalled foods are pictured on the Web site above.

According to CFIA, this recall was triggered by an ongoing investigation into consumer complaints of nails and needles that appear to have been inserted into the Potatoes. As tampering is a criminal offense in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) is leading the investigation into this matter.

At the same time, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency 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, searchable on this site.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Potatoes, please do not consume them. Instead, carefully examine the product, preferably with thick, puncture resistant gloves: if you find or suspect a foreign metal object in a Potato, please do not throw it out: keep any metal objects you may find, the bag the Potatoes were packed in and any tags or labels related to the product.

Please contact your local police so the suspect Potatoes and related items can be passed along to the investigators.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Loblaw Companies at 1-866-727-0771 or by e-mail: customerservice@atlanticsuperstore.ca.

Please note: other Potatoes have been recalled recently for the same reason specifically, possible product tampering. To see all of the related recall notifications, please search for “Potatoes” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Additional information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: none given
Recalls Direct RIN: 5332-2015
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