Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 19, 2010 20:22 ET

Health Hazard Alert/CFIA - Tampering Associated With Certain Food Products at Calgary Co-Op Oakridge Centre

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The press release issued by Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd. on January 18, 2010 has been expanded to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the following products after tampered items were found to contain objects such as pins, sewing needles and buttons.

The products affected by this alert are bulk buns and loaves, bulk food items, packaged cheeses and refrigerated juices (sold in the produce section), purchased from the Calgary Co-Op Oakridge Centre grocery store at 2580 Southland Drive SW between Friday, January 15, 2010 and Monday, January 18, 2010.

In addition, the CFIA and Calgary Co-op are encouraging the public to carefully inspect any products purchased at this store during this time frame. Should there be any signs of tampering, consumers are advised not to consume the products and to return them to the store for a full refund.

The CFIA is working with Calgary Co-op, Calgary Police Service and Alberta Health Services to investigate this tampering incident at the Calgary Co-op Oakridge Centre grocery store.

Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd., Calgary, AB, is voluntarily recalling the affected products and is actively participating in the investigation.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit our web site at: www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Calgary Co-operative Association Limited
    Donna Burn
    Vice President, Member and Public Relations
    403-219-6025, ext. 6278
    Cell: 403-816-7419
    or
    Calgary Co-operative Association Limited
    Sarah Boutron
    Manager, Communications, Member and Public Relations
    403-219-6025, ext. 6105
    Cell: 403-660-7197
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600