Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 12, 2008 00:17 ET

CFIA/Warning: Health Hazard Alert-Certain Pear Juices For Toddlers May Contain Arsenic

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaws Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain pear juices for toddlers because these products may be contaminated with arsenic.

The following products are affected by this recall:



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Product UPC Size Lot Codes
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President's Choice Organics 0 60383 70935 8 1 L All
Pear Juice from Concentrate
for Toddlers
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Beech Nut Pear Juice from 0 523842 8 128 mL 2009 FE 02
concentrate with Vitamin C added A0384B0935
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These products have been distributed across Canada.

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

Arsenic is a toxic heavy metal that may be carcinogenic and may pose developmental risks to children.

Loblaws Inc, Brampton, Ontario, has voluntarily recalled the affected products 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:

Loblaws Customer Relations at 1-888-495-5111;

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 receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    613-760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112