Updated Food Recall Warning - PC Organics brand baby food pouches recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Recall date:
February 8, 2017
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Loblaw Companies Limited
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
11182

Recall details

Ottawa, February 8, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on February 3, 2017 has been updated to include additional products. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC Organics brand baby food pouches from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which under certain circumstances could support the growth of Clostridium Botulinum and pose a health risk to consumers. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The products were sold at the following locations up to and including February 8, 2017.

Ontario: Fortinos, Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, valu-mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated independent stores

Atlantic: Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Cash&Carry, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Your Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated independent stores

Québec: Club entrepôt, Maxi, Maxi & Cie, Presto, Provigo, Provigo le Marché, AXEP, Pharmaprix, and Intermarché

West: Extra Foods, Loblaws City Market, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Your Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated independent stores

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
PC Organics Apple, Blueberry & Green Pea strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 06292 7
PC Organics Apple Crisp Muffin flavour puree snack 128 mL All codes 0 60383 13730 4
PC Organics Apple, Carrot, Apricot & Millet strained baby Food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 06996
PC Organics Banana, Sweet Potato & Blueberry strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 05362
PC Organics Apple strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 02840 4
PC Organics Apple, Banana & Blueberry with Yogurt strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 04491
PC Organics Apple, Banana & Strawberry with Yogurt strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 04488
PC Organics Apple Cherry strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 02843
PC Organics Sweet Potato, Apple and Mango strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 06294
PC Organics Peach Maple Cobbler Flavour puree snack 128 mL All codes 0 60383 13732 8
PC Organics Banana Apple & Carrot strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 05363
PC Organics Pumpkin, Apple, Peach & Buckwheat strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 06995
PC Organics Prune, Apple, Butternut Squash & Quinoa strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 06994
PC Organics Pear strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 02842
PC Organics Mango, Apple, Carrot & Peach strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 05369
PC Organics Blackberry Cobbler Flavour puree snack 128 mL All codes 0 60383 13731 1
PC Organics Banana & Kiwi strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 02846 6
PC Organics Mango strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 02841 1
PC Organics Banana & Raspberry strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 05480 9
PC Organics Banana, Apple, Apricot & Rice strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 05368
PC Organics Banana Bread Flavour puree snack 128 mL All codes 0 60383 13589 8
PC Organics Pear, Apple and Broccoli strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 06291
PC Organics Sweet Potato, Banana & Apricot strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 05366
PC Organics Tropical Twist Smoothie with Greek Yogurt puree snack 128 mL All codes 0 60383 15430 1
PC Organics Banana, Mango & Apple with Yogurt strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 04489
PC Organics Orange Twist Smoothie with Greek Yogurt puree snack 128 mL All codes 0 60383 15431 8
PC Organics Prunes strained baby food 128 mL All codes 0 60383 16963 3
PC Organics Apple, Banana & Strawberry with Yogurt strained baby food 6x128 mL All codes 0 60383 18427 8
PC Organics Sweet Potato, Apple and Mango strained baby food 6x128 mL All codes 0 60383 18429 2
PC Organics Banana Apple & Carrot strained baby food 6x128 mL All codes 0 60383 18428 5
PC Organics Mango strained baby food 6x128 mL All codes 0 60383 18430 8
PC Organics Pear, Apple and Broccoli strained baby food 6x128 mL All codes 0 60383 18426 1

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

Loblaw Companies Ltd.: Customer Inquiries: 1-888-495-5111 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca

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

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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