Recall of Pear Juices for Toddlers Due to Possible Contamination with Arsenic in Canada

Issue Date 13 March 2008
Source of Information Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Canada
Food Product Pear juice for toddlers
Product Description
Product Name UPC (Universal Product Code) Lot Code
President's Choice Organics Pear Juice from Concentrate for Toddlers (Size: 1L) 0 60383 70935 8 All
Beech Nut Pear Juice from Concentrate with Vitamin C added (Size: 128mL) 0 523842 8 2009 FE 02 A0384B0935
Reason for Recall Product may be contaminated with the heavy metal arsenic.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety The CFS has contacted the relevant authorities for more information and alerted the trade about the case. The Centre will monitor the situation closely.
Advice to the Trade Stop selling the affected products.
Advice to Consumers Stop consuming the affected products
Further Information The CFIA website
The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
13 March 2008