Certain Pie Shells and Tart Shells recalled due to E. coli O121

Starting date:
June 21, 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:
Green's Meat Market, Remark Fresh Markets, Zehrs Country Market
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
11523

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 21, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on June 19, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling certain pie shells 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 reported illnesses associated with flour; however, at this time, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this Food Recall Warning.

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 product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Additional info
Remark Fresh Markets 2" Tart Shells 200 g Sold from January 13, 2017 to June 5, 2017 0 250542 002998 Sold in Ontario from Remark Fresh Markets London -
1190 Oxford St W
London, ON
Remark Fresh Markets 5" Tart Shells 120 g Sold from May 12, 2017 to June 5, 2017 0 250542 001994 Sold in Ontario from Remark Fresh Markets London -
1190 Oxford St W
London, ON
Zehr's Country Market - Millbank Tart Shells Unsweetened 2" Variable Sold from March 15, 2017 to June 5, 2017 0 203017 408498 Sold in Ontario from Zehr's Country Market -
6979 Main St.
Millbank, ON
Zehr's Country Market - Millbank Tart Shells Unsweetened 3" Variable Sold from December 21, 2016 to June 5, 2017 0 203018 706999 Sold in Ontario from Zehr's Country Market -
6979 Main St.
Millbank, ON
Zehr's Country Market - Millbank Tart Shells Unsweetened 4" 18 units Sold from March 29, 2017 to June 5, 2017 0 203019 307997 Sold in Ontario from Zehr's Country Market -
6979 Main St.
Millbank, ON
Zehr's Country Market - Millbank Tart Shells Unsweetened 5" 10 PK Sold from January 18, 2017 to June 5, 2017 0 203020 206494 Sold in Ontario from Zehr's Country Market -
6979 Main St.
Millbank, ON
Green's Meat Market 2" Tart Shell 40 pieces Sold from March 8, 2017 to May 31, 2017 None Sold in Ontario from Green's Meat Market -
237 Arthur St.
Wingham, ON
Green's Meat Market 3" Tart Shell 30 pieces Sold from January 11, 2017 to May 31, 2017 None Sold in Ontario from Green's Meat Market -
237 Arthur St.
Wingham, ON
Green's Meat Market 9" Deep Pie Shell 3 x 190 g Sold from March 8, 2017 to May 31, 2017 None Sold in Ontario from Green's Meat Market -
237 Arthur St.
Wingham, ON

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