If you’ve purchased any of PC Organics Strained Baby Food Pouches, pictured above, before February 8, 2017, this recall notice is for you.
CANADA — Have you purchased any PC Organics Strained Baby Food Pouches over the past week or two? If so, you’re being asked to either throw out the pouches, or return them for a refund wherever you purchased them.
According to a news release by the company, the products went through a manufacturing defect that resulted in excess water being poured in the pouches, which under certain circumstances could support the growth of Clostridium Botulinum and pose a health risk to your family.
Store shelves have long been cleared of these defective products in particular, so you are not to worry about purchasing these pouches from this day forward. Only those who have purchased these pouches before February 8, 2017, should take action.
Here’s a list of the retail locations these products were sold at:
• 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 Superstore, Dominion, Cash&Carry, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Your Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated independent stores.
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• Club entrepôt, Maxi, Maxi & Cie, Presto, Provigo, Provigo le Marché, AXEP, Pharmaprix, and Intermarché.
• Extra Foods, Loblaws City Market, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Your Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated independent stores.
According to the news release, you are welcome to return the products to any store where PC products are sold, and a receipt is not necessary.
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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.Canadian Food Inspection Agency
President’s Choice apologizes for any concern or inconvenience this recall may have caused.
You are welcome to take a look at the full news release.
This article was written by Jody Mitoma.