President’s Choice Vegetable Quinoa Recall [Canada]


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President's Choice Vegetable Quinoa Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Loblaw Companies Limited, a Brampton, Ontario establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of President’s Choice branded Vegetable Quinoa products from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected insect fragment contamination and consequential risk of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious safety hazards. As well, due this possible insect contamination, there is an increased risk of bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/OMss30pXK9g

Direct link: https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2019/71706r-eng.php

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

  • President’s Choice brand Vegetable Quinoa, sold in 225 gram boxes with a batch/lot of 01 S 161, best-before date code of 2020 JN 10 and a UPC of 0 60383 04995 9

According to the CFIA, Loblaws Companies has recalled certain batch/lots of President’s Choice branded Vegetable Quinoa products due to suspected insect fragment contamination. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Vegetable Quinoa products identified above.

In general, if insect fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal. There is also an increased risk of bacterial infection and severe illness if insects are ingestion.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled President’s Choice branded Vegetable Quinoa products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat fragment ingestion and/or bacterial poisoning.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact President’s Choice Customer Service toll-free at 1-888-495-5111 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/report-a-concern/contact-us/eng/1390269985112/1390346078752.

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or 1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at 1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@canada.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Vegetable Quinoa products, please search for “quinoa” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Insect Fragment contamination, please search for “insect” or more generically, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, please search for “Listeria” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by possible Salmonella contamination, please search for “Salmonella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Loblaws Companies, please search for “Loblaws” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the President’s Choice brand name, please search for “President’s Choice” or “PC” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: 13481
Recalls Direct RIN: 12352-2019
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