Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 09, 2012 01:55 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Pine Nuts in Spinach Mushroom Quiche Sold From Whole Foods Market, Cambie & 8th, Vancouver, British Columbia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 9, 2012) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Whole Foods Market Inc. are warning people with allergies to pine nuts not to consume the Spinach Mushroom Quiche described below. The affected product contains pine nuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, improperly labelled as Spinach Mushroom Quiche, was sold in a package of approximately 280 g, bearing UPC 0275184 316999. The package actually contains Spinach Pine Nut Quiche.

This product was sold from March 1 to 5, 2012 inclusive, from Whole Foods Market, Cambie Store, 510 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia.

There have been no reported allergic reactions associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to pine nuts.

The manufacturer, Whole Foods Market Inc., Vancouver, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Cambie Whole Foods, Vancouver, at 1-778-370-4210;

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 Tree Nuts, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

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: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

A Photo of the product is available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/QUICHE.jpg

Contact Information

  • Media enquiries:
    Cambie Whole Foods, Vancouver
    1-778-370-4210

    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600