Updated Food Recall Warning – Various brands of pie and tart shells recalled due to E. coli


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is widening it’s recall of flour and has issued the following media release.

Ottawa, April 25, 2017 – The food recall warning issued on April 12, 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. 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 products from the marketplace.

Recall date: April 25, 2017

Reason for recall: Microbiological – E. coli O121

Hazard classification: Class 2

Company / Firm: Harlan Bakeries – Edmonton

Distribution: National

Extent of the distribution: Retail

Harlan Bakeries – Edmonton is recalling various brands of pie and tart shells due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

  •        no name Deep Dish Pie Shells  380 g

Best before dates: 2017 NO 24 and 2017 DE 01 #0 60383 05599 8

  •        no name Sweetened Tart shells    570 g

Best before dates: 2017 DE 01 and 2017 DE 08 #0 60383 10429 0


  • no name Tart Shells 570 g

Best before dates: 2017 NO 28 ; 2017 NO 29;  2017 DE 05;  2017 DE 19 and 2017 DE 20           #0 60383 68840 0

  •        Great Value Deep Dish Pie Shells 380g

Best before dates: 2017 NO 24; 2017 DE 01  #6 28915 08589 1

  •        Great Value Tart Shells 228 g

Best before date: 2017 DE 21  #6 28915 08590 7

  •        Great Value Tart Shells 570 g

Best before dates: 2017 NO 29; 2017 NO 30’ 2017 DE 06

#6 28915 08591 4

  •        Apple Valley 2″ Sweet Tart Shells  640 g

Best before date: 2017 NO24 #6 87415 17100 8

  •        Apple Valley 3″ Tart Shells  570 g

Best before dates: 2017 NO 30; 2017 DE 09 #6 87415 17103 9

  •        Western Family  12 Tart Shells  228 g   

Best before date: 2017 DE 07  #0 62639 30952 7

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.

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.

More info available at CFIA’s website: