Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 27, 2013 03:56 ET

Allergy Alert: Undeclared Mustard in Certain Macaroni and Potato Salad Products From Arbutus Ridge Farms Ltd.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 27, 2013) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Arbutus Ridge Farms Ltd. are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume the macaroni and potato salads described below. The affected products contain mustard which is not declared on the label.

The following salad products are affected by this alert:

Product Sizes Best Before dates up to and including
Macaroni Salad 2.27, 4.54 and 10 kg 13MA09
Macaroni Salad with Ham and Cheese 2.27, 4.54 and 11 kg 13MA04
Deluxe Potato Salad with Egg 2.27, 4.54 and 11 kg 13MA12
Red Potato Salad with Sour Cream 2.27, 4.54 and 11 kg 13MA12
Yam and Potato Salad 2.27, 4.54 and 11 kg 13MA12

These products have known to have been distributed in Alberta and British Columbia and may have been distributed in other provinces.

These salads were distributed to retailers, who would have sold them to consumers from clerk-service (deli) counters up to and including April 26, 2013. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected product should check with their place of purchase.

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

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to mustard.

The manufacturer, Arbutus Ridge Farms Ltd., Duncan, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Arbutus Ridge Farms Ltd. at 1-888-891-3113; or,

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

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Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations