Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 10, 2012 23:14 ET

CFIA/Expanded Allergy Alert: Undeclared Peanuts in Certain Pre-Packaged Organic Pine Nuts

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2012) - Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/NSVF8v

The public warning issued on August 9, 2012 has been expanded to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the organic pine nuts described below. The affected products contain peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The following organic pine nuts, imported from the US and re-packed from bulk, are affected by this alert:

Product Size Codes Retailer Purchase dates
Organic Pine Nuts 8 oz.
tubs
PLU 7331 Whole Foods Market
87 Avenue Rd.,
North York ON
Feb. 13, 2012 to
Aug. 9, 2012.
Bulk Pinenuts 250 g
tubs
PLU 6537 The Sweet Potato
2995 Dundas St. W.
Toronto ON
April 3, 2012 to
Aug. 9, 2012
Pine Nuts 1/4 lb
bags
None Golden Orchard Fine Foods
92 Front St. E.
St. Lawrence Market
Toronto ON
Mar. 27, 2012 to
Aug. 9, 2012
Pine Nuts (unlabelled) 3/4 lb bags PLU
3503
Karma Co-Op
739 Palmerston Ave.,
Toronto ON
Mar. 13, 2012 to
Aug. 9, 2012
Pine Nuts(unlabelled) 100 - 150 g
bags
None Noah's Natural Foods
2395 Yonge St.,
Toronto ON
April 30, 2012 to
Aug. 9, 2012
Pine Nuts(unlabelled) 180 g
bags
None Noah's Natural Foods
322 Bloor St. W.,
Toronto ON
April 30, 2012 to
Aug. 9, 2012
Pine Nuts(unlabelled) 1/4 to 1/3 lb
bags
None Noah's Natural Foods
9121 Weston Rd.,
Vaughn ON
April 30, 2012 to
Aug. 9, 2012
Pine Nuts(unlabelled) 1/3 to 1/2 lb
bags
None Noah's Natural Foods
667 Yonge St.
Toronto ON
April 30, 2012 to
Aug. 9, 2012
Pine Nuts Raw Organic variable
weight
bags
UPC begins with 205087 The Big Carrot
348 Danforth Ave.
Toronto ON
April 29, 2012 to
Aug. 9, 2012

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

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

The retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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 peanuts, 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.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600