Various brands of pie and tart shells recalled due to E. coli O121

Starting date:
June 2, 2017
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Harlan Bakeries - Edmonton
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
11443

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 2, 2017 - This food recall warning is issued to include products associated with recent flour recalls. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Harlan Bakeries - Edmonton is recalling various brands of pie and tart shells due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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.

It is not safe to taste or eat raw dough or batter regardless of the type of flour used, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli O121. Food contaminated with E. coli O121 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

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

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The 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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
No Name Sweetened Tart shells 570 g Best before dates:
2017 DE 21
2017 DE 23
0 60383 10429 0
Great Value Deep Dish Pie Shells 380 g Best before date:
2017 DE 23
6 28915 08589 1
Great Value Tart Shells 570 g Best before date:
2017 DE 22
6 28915 08591 4

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