Undeclared Peanuts In Certain Pine Nuts And Pine Nut-Containing Products

OTTAWA, August 9, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the pine nut products described below. The affected products contain peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The following products, bearing a lot code from 01012012 to 07082012 (DDMMYYYY) or 0112001 to 0812220 (MMYYDDD) are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC
Blush Lane Organic Market Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Capers Community Market / Whole Foods Market Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Capers Community Market / Whole Foods Market Organic Pine Nuts 200g 7 78659 93132 6
Capers Community Market / Whole Foods Market Organic Pine Nuts kg 7 78659 93135 7
Capers Community Market / Whole Foods Market Organic Pine Nuts 10kg 7 78659 93136 4
Charlie Brown’s Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Charlie Brown’s Organic Pine Nuts 200g 7 78659 93132 6
Dad’s Organic Market Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Down to Earth
Health Shop
Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Down to Earth
Health Shop
Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 100g 7 78659 93761 8
Healthyway Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Healthyway Organic Pine Nuts kg 7 78659 93135 7
Homesteader Health Organic Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Isabel Creek Store Natural Foods Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Lifeforce Health Food Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Lifeforce Health Food Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 100g 7 78659 93761 8
Maria’s Health Foods Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Nature’s Finest Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Nature’s Finest Gourmet Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Parsley, Sage & Thyme Health Store Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Planet Organic Market Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Planet Organic Market Organic Pine Nuts 200g 7 78659 93132 6
Planet Organic Market Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 100g 7 78659 93761 8
Planet Organic Market Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 200g 7 78659 93762 5
The Organic Grocer Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Valley Natural Health Products Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts 100g 7 78659 93131 9
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts 200g 7 78659 93132 6
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts 400g 7 78659 93133 3
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts kg 7 78659 93134 0
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts kg 7 78659 93135 7
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts 10kg 7 78659 93136 4
Westpoint Naturals Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 100g 7 78659 93761 8
Westpoint Naturals Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 200g 7 78659 93762 5
Westpoint Naturals Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 400g 7 78659 93763 2
Westpoint Naturals Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix kg 7 78659 93764 9
Westpoint Naturals Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix kg 7 78659 93765 6

These products have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

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

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanuts.

The importer/packer, Westpoint Distributors Ltd., Vancouver, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 /TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on peanuts, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA‘s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600


Product photos

Blush Lane Organic Market - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
Blush Lane Organic Market – Organic Pine Nuts

Charlie Brown’s - Organic Pine Nuts (100 gram)
Charlie Brown’s – Organic Pine Nuts (100 g)

Charlie Brown’s - Organic Pine Nuts (200 gram)
Charlie Brown’s – Organic Pine Nuts (200 g)

Down to Earth Health Shop - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
Down to Earth Health Shop – Organic Pine Nuts

Down to Earth Health Shop - Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix - 100 gram
Down to Earth Health Shop – Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix

Healthyway - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
Healthyway – Organic Pine Nuts

Homesteader Health Organic - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
Homesteader Health Organic – Organic Pine Nuts

Lifeforce Health Food - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
Lifeforce Health Food – Organic Pine Nuts

Lifeforce Health Food - Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix - 100 gram
Lifeforce Health Food – Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix

Maria’s Health Foods - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
Maria’s Health Foods – Organic Pine Nuts

Nature’s Finest - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
Nature’s Finest – Organic Pine Nuts

Parsley, Sage & Thyme Health Store - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
Parsley, Sage & Thyme Health Store – Organic Pine Nuts

Planet Organic Market - Organic Pine Nuts (100 gram)
Planet Organic Market – Organic Pine Nuts (100 g)

Planet Organic Market - Organic Pine Nuts (200 gram)
Planet Organic Market – Organic Pine Nuts (200 g)

Planet Organic Market - Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix (100 gram)
Planet Organic Market – Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix (100 g)

Planet Organic Market - Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix (200 gram)
Planet Organic Market – Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix (200 g)

The Organic Grocer - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
The Organic Grocer – Organic Pine Nuts

Valley Natural Health Products - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
Valley Natural Health Products – Organic Pine Nuts

Westpoint Naturals - Organic Pine Nuts - 100 gram
Westpoint Naturals – Organic Pine Nuts – (100 g)

Westpoint Naturals - Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix - 200 gram
Westpoint Naturals – Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix – (200 g)

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