Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 08, 2011 21:54 ET

CFIA: Farm Boy Food Safety Message

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 8, 2011) - The following was issued to the media by Farm Boy on April 8, 2011. This expanded recall is related to the press release issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on April 6 (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2011/20110406e.shtml) and affects all glass bottled Farm Boy Organic Milk, Skim, 2 %, 1 %, 3.8 %, unhomogenized and chocolate."

RADIO PRESS RELEASE

THIS AN IMPORTANT FARM BOY FOOD SAFETY MESSAGE. FARM BOY HAS ISSUED AN IMMEDIATE FOOD SAFETY RECALL OF ALL GLASS BOTTLED FARM BOY ORGANIC MILK, SKIM, 2 PERCENT, 1 PERCENT, 3.8 PERCENT, UNHOMOGENIZED AND CHOCOLATE. FARM BOY IMMEDIATELY REMOVED ALL BOTTLES FROM SHELVES AND IMMEDIATELY CONTACTED THE CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY AFTER A REPORT OF GLASS FRAGMENTS APPARENTLY ORIGINATING FROM THE PACKING PROCESS AT COCHRANE'S DAIRY IN RUSSEL. THE CFIA IS CONDUCTING A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION, WITH THE FULL COOPERATION OF FARM BOY AND THE DAIRY. NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED, AND NO PRODUCTS OTHER THAN BOTTLED ORGANIC MILK ARE AFFECTED. QUALITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS AND SAFETY OF CUSTOMERS IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY AT FARM BOY. IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY PURCHASED FARM BOY GLASS BOTTLED ORGANIC MILK PRODUCTS, PLEASE DISCONTINUE USE IMMEDIATELY AND RETURN THE BOTTLES TO YOUR FARM BOY STORE. YOU WILL OF COURSE BE ISSUED A FULL REFUND, AND YOU WILL BE ASSISTING WITH THE PACKAGING INVESTIGATION BY RETURNING THE MILK BOTTLE AS IS FOR INSPECTION. FARM BOY SINCERELY APOLOGIZES FOR THIS PRODUCT PROBLEM AND THANKS YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

These products have been distributed at Farm Boy stores in Ontario.

The CFIA is continuing its investigation to identify and remove 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 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

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600