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Food Safety Warning - Thrifty Foods Port Place Nanaimo Hot Barbecue Chicken products may be unsafe due to chemical contamination

Advisory date:
January 4, 2014
Reason for advisory:
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Thrifty Foods
British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 4, 2014 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Thrifty Foods Port Place are warning the public not to consume the products described below due to possible chemical contamination.

The affected products have been sold at Thrifty Foods - Port Place, 650 South Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia, on January 3, 2014, between 3-6 p.m. only.


Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Thrifty Fresh! Whole Barbecue Chicken Regular Whole Chicken Best Before
Thrifty Fresh! BBQ Chicken Breasts Hot!! Various Best Before
(starting) 286385
Thrifty Fresh! Chicken Legs Hot Various Best Before
(starting) 286401

What you should do

Check to see if you have the product in your home. If the product is in your home do not consume it. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.


This warning was triggered by the company. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

Thrifty Foods Customer Service, 250-544-1234

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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Media enquiries

Ralf Mundel, Thrifty Foods, 250-744-8009

CFIA Media Relations
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