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

Starting date:
June 27, 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:
Hillcrest Home Baking, Homestyle Flavours, Schnurr's Grocery
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
11541

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 27, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on June 23, 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
None (no label) 3" Tart Shells Unsweetened Variable Sold from January 19, 2017 to April 27, 2017 None Sold in Ontario from
Hillcrest Home Baking, 2192 Floradale Rd., Floradale, ON
Schnurr's Frozen Sweet Tart Shells Variable Sold from December 22, 2016 to April 20, 2017 Starts with 200158 Sold in Ontario from
Schnurr's Grocery, 5168 Ament Line, Linwood, ON
Schnurr's Tart Shells Unsweetened 3" Variable Sold from December 23-24, 2016 Variable Sold in Ontario from
Schnurr's Grocery, 5168 Ament Line, Linwood, ON
HomeStyle Flavours "Pillsbury* 9" Deep Pie Crust" Variable Sold from March 15, 2017 to April 27, 2017 None

Sold in Ontario from HomeStyle Flavours: 6721 Wellington Rd 109, RR 1, Teviotdale, ON

*Please note that these pie shells were repacked from Apple Valley brand products by Homestyle Flavours.

HomeStyle Flavours "Pillsbury* 9" Pie Top" Variable Sold from March 15, 2017 to April 27, 2017 None

Sold in Ontario from HomeStyle Flavours: 6721 Wellington Rd 109, RR 1, Teviotdale, ON

*Please note that these pie shells were repacked from Apple Valley brand products by Homestyle Flavours.

HomeStyle Flavours "Pillsbury* Unsweetened 3" Tart Shells" Variable Sold from March 8, 2017 to April 27, 2017 None

Sold in Ontario from HomeStyle Flavours: 6721 Wellington Rd 109, RR 1, Teviotdale, ON

*Please note that these pie shells were repacked from Apple Valley brand products by Homestyle Flavours.

HomeStyle Flavours ʺPillsbury* Unswetened 2" Tart Shellsʺ Variable Sold from April 5-27, 2017 None

Sold in Ontario from HomeStyle Flavours: 6721 Wellington Rd 109, RR 1, Teviotdale, ON

*Please note that these pie shells were repacked from Apple Valley brand products by Homestyle Flavours.

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