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Recall of Mr. Christie’s baby biscuits expands; consumers sick

Sunday, October 30, 2016 22:22
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A recall expansion in Canada targets cookies specifically marketed for babies just beginning to consume solid food. The Mr. Christie’s brand arrowroot biscuits were first recalled Oct. 21 after consumers reported illnesses after eating them.

The recall expansion, posted Friday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, did not provide any additional details about the reported illnesses. It repeated the advice to consumers to seek medical attention if they or their infants become ill after consuming the cookies.

“Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor,” the CFIA notice states.

“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.

The company initiated the recall Oct. 21 after reports of illnesses and an off taste. The CFIA is conducting an investigation. The Mr. Christie’s Arrowroot Biscuits were distributed to retailers nationwide by Mondelēz Canada of the multinational snack company Mondelēz International Inc.

Specific products added to the recall are:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Mr. Christie’s   Arrowroot Biscuits   350 g   Best Before
2017 MR 01
  0 66721 01046 9
Mr. Christie’s   Arrowroot Biscuits   3.6 kg –
  300 x 12 g
  Best Before
2017 MA 13
  1 00 66721 51404 9

The Oct. 21 recall covered:

  • 350 g with UPC number 0 66721 01046 9 with one of the following date codes: Best Before 2017 FE 24; or Best Before 2017 FE 28;
  • 1.4 kg with UPC number 0 66721 01856 4 and one of the following date codes: Best Before 2017 FE 20; Best Before 2017 FE 21; Best Before 2017 FE 22; or Best Before 2017 FE 23;
  • 3.5 kg (Bulk) with UPC number 1 00 66721 51038 6 and the date code: Best Before 2017 AL 25; and 
  • 3.6 kg 300 x 12 g (2-pack) with UPC number 1 00 66721 51404 9 and one of the following date codes: Best Before 2017 AL 21; Best Before 2017 AL 22; Best Before 2017 AL 23; Best Before 2017 AL 24; Best Before 2017 AL 25; Best Before 2017 AL 29; Best Before 2017 AL 30; Best Before 2017 MA 01; Best Before 2017 MA 02; Best Before 2017 MA 05; or Best Before 2017 MA 12.

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