Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 04, 2014 22:07 ET

Food Safety Warning: Thrifty Foods Hot Barbecue Chicken Products May Be Unsafe Due to Chemical Contamination

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 4, 2014) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Thrifty Foods Port Place are warning the public not to consume the products described below due to possible chemical contamination.

The affected products have been sold at Thrifty Foods - Port Place, 650 South Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia, on January 3, 2014, between 3-6 p.m. only.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Thrifty Fresh! Whole Barbecue Chicken Regular Whole Chicken 774147302203 Best Before 2014JA04
Thrifty Fresh! BBQ Chicken Breasts Hot!! Various (starting) 286385 Best Before 2014JA04
Thrifty Fresh! Chicken Legs Hot Various (starting) 286401 Best Before 2014JA04

What you should do

Check to see if you have the product in your home. If the product is in your home do not consume it. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.


This warning was triggered by the company. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation.


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

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Contact Information

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    Thrifty Foods
    Ralf Mundel