Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 23, 2015 01:15 ET

Food Recall Warning: Farmer's Market Brand and Strang's Produce Brand Russet Potatoes Recalled Due to Possible Tampering

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 23, 2015) - Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/1FFdXJu

Loblaw Companies Limited and Strang's Produce Inc. are voluntarily recalling certain Farmer's Market and Strang's Produce brands of Russet Potatoes from the marketplace due to possible food tampering with nails and needles. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Strang's Chef Potatoes Jumbo for Chips 50 lb
(22.7 kg)
033383454900 Julian dates between 060 - 135 followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
Farmer's Market Potatoes Russet 15 lb
(6.8 kg)
061483014779 Julian dates between 060 - 135 followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
Farmer's Market Potatoes Russet 10 lb
(4.54 kg)
061483014786 Julian dates between 060 - 135 followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
Farmer's Market Potatoes Russet 5 lb
(2.27 kg)
061483005920 Julian dates between 060 - 135 followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
Strang's Produce Potatoes 15 lb
(6.8 kg)
3338345486 Julian dates between 060 - 135 followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
Strang's Produce Potatoes 10 lb
(4.54 kg)
3338345485 Julian dates between 060 - 135 followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W
Strang's Produce Potatoes 5 lb
(2.27 kg)
3338345481 Julian dates between 060 - 135 followed by 11W or 12W
Examples: 11412W, 13011W

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. However, if you find a foreign metal object in a potato, please do not throw out the potato, metal object or the bag and any tags related to the product. Please contact your local police so the potatoes and related items can be passed along to the investigators.

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Background

This recall was triggered by an ongoing investigation into consumer complaints of nails and needles which appear to have been inserted into potatoes. As tampering is a criminal offense, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are leading the investigation into this matter.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

• Loblaw Companies Limited: 1-866-727-0771; or customerservice@atlanticsuperstore.ca

• CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

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    613-773-6600