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Updated Food Recall Warning - Tart Shells sold by The New Food Box recalled due to E. coli O121
- Recall date:
- May 10, 2017
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - E. coli O121
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- The New Food Box
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, May 10, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on April 25, 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.
The New Food Box is recalling tart shells from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The following product has been sold from The New Food Box, 7000 McLeod Road, Unit 5, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||UPC||Code(s) on Product|
|None||Tart Shells||N/A||None||All units sold from December 22, 2016 up to and including May 9, 2017|
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.
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.
There have been reported illnesses associated with flour; however, at this time, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the product identified in this Food Recall Warning.
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