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April 23, 2014 - Loblaw Companies Limited updated statement on Bangladesh

At the one-year anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar, Bangladesh, Loblaw continues to express condolences to the victims and families affected by the tragedy. 

While we do not forget its tragic beginnings, we are proud to have made Loblaw a contributing voice in the Rana Plaza response and its unfolding legacy related to factory safety. Similarly, we have become a lead contributor in the financial response to this tragedy, having committed $5 million for local relief and compensation. 

We continue to believe that the economy and manufacturing communities of Bangladesh benefit from our presence, attention and long-term commitment. Over the past twelve months, Loblaw has worked with individuals, industry, government, NGOs and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to respond to the human tragedy of Rana Plaza and to improve the standards that will define and protect the safety of workers here forward. 

In April 2013, Loblaw committed to relief, compensation and improved standards in Bangladesh. In the past year, the company has undertaken the following actions: 

  • Provided total relief and compensation commitments of $5,000,000, as follows:
    • $3,715,000 in compensation to the ILO-led trust fund for long-term compensation to injured workers and the families of deceased workers 
    • $1,000,000 in relief committed to Save the Children Bangladesh and the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed for textile workers in Savar ($500,000 funded in 2013; $500,000 scheduled for 2014). 
    • $285,000 in short-term compensation to provide approximately three months’ salary for Rana Plaza workers (paid in 2013).
  • Publicly committed to maintaining production in Bangladesh, while also contributing to improving workplace conditions in the country. The company has made every effort to be a leading voice on this topic, making public commitments and public statements on an issue many other brands have chosen to avoid. 
  • Became an early signatory – and the only Canadian company – committing to membership in The Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which introduces standards and audits related to the structural integrity of factories.
  • Increased the level of standards and inspections of all factories where its products are sourced. In the summer of 2013, the company audited each of the dozens of factories in Bangladesh producing its goods. These audits were shared with The Accord. 
  • Created and stationed a team of employees in the region to ensure the rigour of factory audits and to monitor workplace conditions and local relationships. This team is led by a long-time Loblaw supply chain expert from Canada who has relocated to the region. 

In our view, the collective industry response to the Rana Plaza collapse has taken too long and various necessary steps have yet to be taken. Further, based on the initial compensation model – calculated on a shared basis between government, industry and brands – Loblaw, as one of the top contributing organizations, is contributing more than its share.

However, we believe that progress is occurring, most notably in the improvement of factory audits and related information sharing within the industry. And, we are pleased with unprecedented coordination – between our company and a small number of other retailers – to account for the very real human and financial costs of the Rana Plaza collapse.




March 5, 2014 - Loblaw Companies Limited statement on Edmonton distribution centre tragedy update

 

Loblaw continues to support the families of the deceased and our injured colleagues in a number of ways including grief counseling services and immediate financial support.

Additionally, following the tragedy many colleagues and customers have asked about how they can support the families of the deceased. For those customers interested in extending their support and sympathies through donations to these families, Loblaw has established a trust fund. Donations can be made at any CIBC branch (In Trust for Fitzroy Harris and Thierno Bah - transit 08642, account 1980513) or Loblaw banner stores across Canada. All funds donated in stores will be included in their entirety to the trust fund.


March 1, 2014 - Loblaw Companies Limited statement on Edmonton distribution centre tragedy

On Friday, February 28, 2014, an employee of a grocery distribution centre in Edmonton, Alberta attacked six co-workers, with two resulting fatalities and four individuals suffering injuries, some serious. The distribution centre is owned and operated by Loblaw Companies Limited and serves retail locations in western Canada.

 At the time of the incident, the company initially provided only brief comments due to the uncertainty surrounding the rapidly unfolding events and out of respect for the active police manhunt and investigation. With confirmation of colleague fatalities, injuries and an arrest, the company provides the following statement:

 Friday was a tragic day at our Edmonton distribution centre. We lost friends, others were injured and our entire team was shaken. We appreciate the swift response of the Edmonton police force and the courage of colleagues who assisted in the care and safety of our co-workers. Most of all, we honour our colleagues who were injured and killed. Our thoughts are with them and their families, and our team is forever saddened. 

Out of this tragedy, we will work to recover our team spirit. Our facility will be closed as long as is appropriate so we can focus on those we lost and provide counseling to our colleagues. The wellbeing and safety of our team remains our priority.”

Media seeking any information related to the incident or investigation should contact the Edmonton Police Department.


February 3, 2014 – Rounding of Penny at Loblaw banner stores

Starting February 3, 2014 all Loblaw banner stores* across Canada will round the penny on cash transactions only as per the Government of Canada’s rounding guidelines

Here’s an example of how the Government rounding rules work: 

Round down

Round up

$1.01 or $1.02 $1.00

$1.06 or $1.07 $1.05

$1.03 or $1.04 $1.05

$1.08 or $1.09 $1.10

The penny will continue to be accepted as legal tender in our stores, but we will not distribute them to our customers at the cash registers or self-serve checkouts.

 All electronic (credit and debit) and all other types of payment will not be rounded or impacted by this change.

 *Loblaw banners stores include Loblaws®, Zehrs®, Your Independent Grocer®, valu-mart®, Fortinos®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Extra Foods®, nofrills®, Atlantic Superstore®, Dominion® (Newfoundland and Labrador only), SaveEasy®, Maxi®, Maxi & Cie®, Provigo®, Provigo® LeMarché, Loblaws® CityMarket, Box by No Frills™, Cash & Carry®, Club Entrepot® and  Les Entrepots Presto®



October 24, 2013: Loblaw Update to Rana Plaza Compensation

 

On the six-month anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh, we express our condolences to the victims and families of those affected by the tragedy.

  Today, we are confirming two important updates regarding our comprehensive relief effort.

 First, Loblaw will begin providing long-term, direct financial compensation for the victims and their families that were producing our apparel at the New Wave Style factory in Rana Plaza in 2014.

 We fully support, and are committed to following a funding framework that has been proposed by UK apparel retailer Primark.  The Primark framework represents a comprehensive approach that has been developed with the assistance of external experts and involves medical and vulnerability assessments.  It has been discussed at recent meetings held among brands, workers’ rights groups and other stakeholders, under the oversight of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

 Loblaw, together with several other brands is pleased to play a role in the development of a common, industry approach to compensation for victims of Rana Plaza and we fully intend to continue to assist in moving this forward.

 Second, Loblaw will be providing short-term financial support to all New Wave Style workers or dependents. This immediate relief, a payment of three months wages, will assist in financial needs until long-term funds begin to flow.  Loblaw has already contributed $1 million to Save the Children Bangladesh and the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed, in support of programming for workers in the garment industry.

 Finally, Loblaw joins Primark in encouraging all brands that have been involved in production at Rana Plaza to participate in the provision of compensation to the victims of this tragedy.

 Should the other brands not step forward and join in this funding, we will join Primark and immediately contribute to the payment of three months wages for the approximately 3,600 individuals involved, regardless of the brand apparel that was being produced in their workplace.

 Loblaw has committed to keep Canadians informed regarding our commitments made in the days following the collapse.   Although much progress has been made, there are still challenges to address and we continue to be deeply committed to delivering support to the victims and families in the most meaningful way possible. 

 Please attribute this information to Bob Chant, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communication, Loblaw Companies Limited.

 For further information please contact:

pr@loblaw.ca

905-459-2500

   Key Facts:

 ·         To help drive change in order to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future, Loblaw has signed onto the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.  Loblaw is one of 80 plus brands in the Accord and the only Canadian company to do so).  The Accord will establish a program that strives to protect workers from fire, building collapses and other accidents.

 ·         Loblaw is one of four brands who form the coordinating committee on compensation under the guidance of the ILO.

 ·         Loblaw has established its own Loblaw standard that states all of our control brand Loblaw products must be made in facilities that respect local construction and building codes. Vendors that want to do business with Loblaw must comply. 

 ·         Since May, Loblaw has completed full audits of all our vendor factories that produce for us in Bangladesh and removed from our approved list those factories who did not meet our new standards. The audits and standards include criteria for building integrity.

 ·         For more information about the Primark funding framework, please visit http://www.primark-bangladesh.com/

 



September 24, 2013: Loblaw Update to Rana Plaza Tragedy

We want to update you about the commitments we made in the days following the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh. We've been working diligently on a comprehensive relief program and we are determined to deliver support in the best way possible. We are, however, still working through challenges to make this happen, but we want to assure you that we are already active funding two community based charities in Bangladesh. The Loblaw REVIVE Project, in association with the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed, assists and supports victims and their families as they reintegrate back into their community.  The program provides medical care, physical therapy, mobility aids and vocational training, in addition to loss of income support during the treatment and rehabilitation phase. The Loblaw Thrive Project, in partnership with Save the Children, aims to address critical health, peer counseling, education, and child protection needs in and around the affected area of the factory collapse (www.savethechildren.ca/LoblawThrive.). To date, Loblaw has committed $1 million towards these two charities for these projects.

In addition, we are close to being able to flow funds for direct financial compensation to the victims and their families. We’re working to determine how much, to whom and the right process through which these funds should flow.

To help drive change in order to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future, we have signed onto the Accord on Fire and Building Safety (we are one of 80 plus brands in the Accord and the only Canadian company to do so).  The Accord will establish a program that strives to protect workers from fire, building collapses and other accidents. Also, we have established our own Loblaw standard that states that all of our control brand Loblaw products must be made in facilities that respect local construction and building codes. Vendors that want to do business with Loblaw must comply.  Since May, we completed full audits of all our vendor factories that produce for us in Bangladesh and removed from our approved list those factories who did not meet our new standards. The audits and standards include criteria for building integrity.

We will continue to keep you updated. 



May 14, 2013: LOBLAW COMPANIES, OWNER OF JOE FRESH BRAND, COMMITS TO THE ACCORD ON FIRE AND BUILDING SAFETY IN BANGLADESH

Loblaw Companies, owner of Joe Fresh brand, today announces its commitment to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a comprehensive, multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to improve worker safety and better the Bangladeshi garment industry.

This decision reflects the Company’s pledge to stay in Bangladesh and underscores its firm belief that active collaboration by retail and manufacturing industries, government and non-governmental organization, is critical to driving effective and lasting change in Bangladesh. 

The Accord aligns with and addresses the Company’s commitments to a new standard that all of its control brand products must be made in facilities that respect local construction and building codes.  Loblaw will maintain its promise to have its own people on the ground in Bangladesh; they will report directly to the Company, Canadian to Canadian, reflecting Canadian values. 

May 3, 2013: Update Statement Concerning Bangladesh Building Collapse

We continue to express our condolences to those affected in Savar, Bangladesh and we are deeply saddened by this tragedy.  Our priorities are helping impacted employees and their families, and driving change to help prevent similar incidents like this in the future.  

Joe Fresh Creative Director Joe Mimran and Loblaw Chairman Galen Weston are committed to these three immediate steps to address the issue of worker safety. These include:

• A relief fund for victims and their families to provide support now and in the future; 
• A new standard at Loblaw, ensuring all of our control brand products are made in facilities that respect local construction and building codes; and
• A commitment to have Loblaw people on the ground who will report directly to us to ensure that the product that we produce is made in a manner that reflects our values. 

We’ve engaged with a number of organizations including the Retail Council of Canada, NGOs, and international audit companies to gain input into potential solutions. We are sending senior Loblaw Companies representatives to Bangladesh to meet with local officials and organizations as part of our commitment to address the issue of working safety. 

Loblaws Inc. vendor standards are designed to ensure that products are manufactured in a socially responsible way, for a safe and sustainable work environment. Our audits align with those of industry around the world, but we recognize that these measures do not address the issue of building construction or integrity.  Loblaw is committed to finding solutions to this situation by expanding the scope of our requirements to ensure the physical safety of workers producing our products.

Please be assured we are taking steps to drive change, and to finding solutions to ensure safe working conditions at the production facilities with which we do business.    

April 29, 2013: Update Statement concerning Bangladesh Building Collapse

We are committed to keeping you aware of any new developments and of our activities related to the tragedy of Savar, Bangladesh.  We want to share with you that we will be providing compensation for the families of the victims who worked for our supplier.  We are working to ensure that we will deliver support in the best and most meaningful way possible, and with the goal of ensuring that victims and their families receive benefits now and in the future.  We are working on the details and we will update you as soon as we can. 

Our priorities are helping the victims and their families, and driving change to help prevent similar incidents in the future. Our heartfelt condolences continue to go out to those in Savar, Bangladesh.

April 26, 2013   Update: Statement concerning Bangladesh Building Collapse

We continue to express our condolences to those affected in Savar, Bangladesh and we are deeply saddened by this tragedy.  Our priorities are helping impacted employees and their families, and driving change to help prevent similar incidents like this in the future.

In Savar, we are aligning with other apparel retailers to support local efforts and provide aid and resources. We are sending senior representatives from Loblaw Companies’ sustainable supply chain team will be en-route soon to meet with local officials in Bangladesh to get a precise response on what caused this tragedy. We are committed to supporting local authorities in the rescue and care of affected families.  When we have more details, we will share with you. 

We are committed to finding an approach that ensures safe working conditions, drives lasting change in the industry and help prevents other tragedies. To that end, on Monday, April 29, Loblaws Inc., is joining other retailers and the Retail Council of Canada in an urgent meeting of its Responsible Trade Committee to discuss how to address this unfortunate situation and be a part of the solution.  Loblaw has engaged with the Federal Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their assistance in our efforts. We’ve engaged with a number of organizations including Canada’s Maquila Solidarity Network and their executive director Kevin Thomas to gain input into potential solutions, as well as international audit companies. 

Loblaws Inc. vendor standards are designed to ensure that products are manufactured in a socially responsible way, for a safe and sustainable work environment. Our audits align with those of industry around the world, but we recognize that these measures do not address the issue of building construction or integrity. Loblaw is committed to finding solutions to this situation by expanding the scope of our requirements to ensure the physical safety of workers producing our products. 

We don’t have all the answers today, but we are taking steps to drive change, and to finding solutions to ensure safe working conditions at the production facilities with which we do business.    

April 25, 2013 Statement concerning Bangladesh Building Collapse

We are extremely saddened to learn of the collapse of a building complex in Bangladesh and our condolences go out to those affected by this tragedy.  The large complex, housing a commercial bank and shopping mall, also included a factory that produced a small number of Joe Fresh apparel items for Loblaws Inc. We will be working with our vendor to understand how we may be able to assist them during this time.

Loblaws Inc. has vendor standards, which spell out the standard requirements of working with us to ensure that products are being manufactured in a socially responsible way, and specifically prohibiting child harassment and abuse or forced labour; and ensuring fair pay and benefits and compliance with applicable health and safety regulations. We audit against these standards on a regular basis.

 We hope to hear more from the authorities about the status of this situation and we are committed to supporting them.   

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 - OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM LOBLAW COMPANIES REGARDING MEETING WITH MS. HOUSE AND MR. DELANEY

Mr. Weston spent an hour discussing the matter with Ms. House and Mr. Delaney, in the presence of their legal counsel.  

 

We acknowledge that mistakes were made. However in the overall context, these were outweighed by the significant effort made by colleagues to support the sale of YoPro in hundreds of the Company’s stores in Ontario and Quebec for more than a year.  Unfortunately for both parties, the product simply didn't sell well. 

 

YoPro’s claim that we misappropriated the recipe or process for the manufacturing of their product is completely without merit.  The manufacturer of Loblaw's PC Greek yogurt is using the same process to make bars for the Company that it has used since the late 1990's - years before YoPro was introduced to Loblaw. The recipe itself was inspired by a House and Home magazine article published in 2010. 

 

Loblaw Companies remains committed to operating at the highest ethical standards and believes it has acted appropriately in this circumstance.  Having said all of that we remain hopeful that this matter can be resolved without going to court.

Contact:

Julija Hunter, Vice-President, Public Relations

 

Loblaw Companies Limited

 

905-459-2500/Julija.hunter@loblaw.ca


Customer Notice – CFIA recall XL Foods Canada

 

BRAMPTON (ON) October 3, 2012: At Loblaw Companies, the health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with a clean and safe store environment and offering products that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly. Loblaw Companies Limited and all of our corporate and franchise stores follow the federal regulations set and enforced by Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

 

Loblaw has been following the developments in the investigation by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) into possible E.coli contamination. We have acted on the recalls by the Canadian Food Inspection and have removed all potentially affected products which include the following President’s Choice products listed below from Establishment #38 with production dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5 from all Loblaw banner stores.

 

 

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore  

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  TBONE STEAK

Variable

Starts with 208246

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore  

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  TBONE STEAK CLUB PACK

Variable

Starts with 216004

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore  

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  STRIPLOIN STEAK

Variable

Starts with 208160

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore  

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  STRIPLOIN STEAK CLUB PACK

Variable

Starts with 211314

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore  

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  STRIPLOIN ROAST

Variable

Starts with 285343

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore  

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  INSIDE ROUND ROAST

Variable

Starts with 285338

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore  

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  INSIDE ROUND STEAK

Variable

Starts with 285339

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore  

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  SIRLOIN TIP STEAK

Variable

Starts with 285346

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore  

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  SIRLOIN TIP ROAST

Variable

Starts with 285347

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

PC

Petite Tender Beef Smokin' Stampede

Various

013071

Best Before Date
Oct. 4
Oct. 5
Oct. 6
Oct. 10
Oct. 11
Oct. 12
Oct. 17
Oct. 18
Oct. 19

National

PC

Tender Beef Montreal-Style Spice

Various

013072

Best Before Date
Oct. 4
Oct. 9
Oct. 10
Oct. 11
Oct. 12
Oct. 16
Oct. 17
Oct. 18
Oct. 19

National


All potentially affected products from XL Foods (Establishment #38) have been removed from the following Loblaw banner stores:

 

 

• West / Ouest: Extra Foods Corporate, Extra Foods Franchise, No Frills Franchise, RCWC West Corporate, Shop Easy/SuperValu Affiliated, Westfair Independents, YIG Franchise

 

• Ontario: Extra Foods Corporate, No Frills Franchise, RCWC West Corporate, Westfair Independents

 

• Québec: Loblaws Quebec Corporate, Maxi & Cie Corporate, Maxi Corporate, Presto/Club Entrepot Corporate, Provigo Associated, Provigo Corporate, Provigo Franchise

 

• Atlantic / Atlantique: No Frills Franchise

 

• Yukon Territory & Northwest Territory: Extra Foods, Real Canadian Superstore

 

 

We have been working closely with our suppliers to replenish these products as soon as possible for our customers. We sincerely apologize for any concern or inconvenience this recall has caused and would like to assure you that all potentially affected products have been removed from our stores. If you have any concerns regarding a product purchased from our stores you are invited to return it to any of our stores for a refund or exchange with or without a receipt. Our standard refund process will apply. 

 

For a complete list of product and codes, please visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) XL Foods - List of Recalled Products or you may contact them directly at 1-800-442-2342. 

 

 

 

 

Customer Notice – CFIA recall XL Foods Canada

 

BRAMPTON (ON) September 28, 2012: At Loblaw Companies, the health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with a clean and safe store environment and offering products that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly. Loblaw Companies Limited and all of our corporate and franchise stores follow the federal regulations set and enforced by Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

 

Loblaw has been following the developments in the investigation by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) into possible E.coli contamination. We have acted on the recalls by the Canadian Food Inspection and have removed all potentially affected primal/muscle meat (large portions of meat processed into smaller cuts), including product used in other recipes in-store, received from Establishment #38 with production dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5 from all Loblaw banner stores.

 

All potentially affected products from XL Foods (Establishment #38) have been removed from the following Loblaw banner stores:

 

 

• West / Ouest: Extra Foods Corporate, Extra Foods Franchise, No Frills Franchise, RCWC West Corporate, Shop Easy/SuperValu Affiliated, Westfair Independents, YIG Franchise

 

• Ontario: Extra Foods Corporate, No Frills Franchise, RCWC West Corporate, Westfair Independents

 

• Québec: Loblaws Quebec Corporate, Maxi & Cie Corporate, Maxi Corporate, Presto/Club Entrepot Corporate, Provigo Associated, Provigo Corporate, Provigo Franchise

 

• Atlantic / Atlantique: No Frills Franchise

 

·         Yukon Territory & Northwest Territory: Extra Foods, Real Canadian Superstore

 

 

We have been working closely with our suppliers to replenish these products as soon as possible for our customers. We sincerely apologize for any concern or inconvenience this recall has caused and would like to assure you that all potentially affected products have been removed from our stores. If you have any concerns regarding a product purchased from our stores you are invited to return it to any of our stores for a refund or exchange with or without a receipt. Our standard refund process will apply. 

 

For a complete list of product and codes, please visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) XL Foods - List of Recalled Products or you may contact them directly at 1-800-442-2342.

 

 

 

Customer Notice – CFIA recall XL Foods Canada, September 16

 

 

BRAMPTON (ON) September 16, 2012: At Loblaw Companies, the health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with a clean and safe store environment and offering products that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly. Loblaw Companies Limited and all of our corporate and franchise stores follow the federal regulations set and enforced by Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

 

Loblaw has been following the developments in the investigation by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) into possible E.coli contamination. We have acted on the recalls by the Canadian Food Inspection and have removed all potentially affected fresh ground beef and sausage products received with specific codes from Establishment 700 & 93B belonging to Establishment #38 with production dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5 from all Loblaw Banner stores.

 

 

All potentially affected products from XL Foods (Establishment #38) have been removed from the following Loblaw banner stores:

 

 

• West / Ouest: Extra Foods Corporate, Extra Foods Franchise, No Frills Franchise, RCWC West Corporate, Shop Easy/SuperValu Affiliated, Westfair Independents, YIG Franchise

 

• Ontario: Extra Foods Corporate, No Frills Franchise, RCWC West Corporate, Westfair Independents

 

• Québec: Loblaws Quebec Corporate, Maxi & Cie Corporate, Maxi Corporate, Presto/Club Entrepot Corporate, Provigo Associated, Provigo Corporate, Provigo Franchise

 

• Atlantic / Atlantique: No Frills Franchise

 

·         Yukon Territory & Northwest Territory: Extra Foods, Real Canadian Superstore

 

 

We have been working closely with our suppliers to replenish these products as soon as possible for our customers. We sincerely apologize for any concern or inconvenience this recall has caused and would like to assure you that all potentially affected products have been removed from our stores. If you have any concerns regarding a product purchased from our stores you are invited to return it to any of our stores for a refund or exchange with or without a receipt. Our standard refund process will apply. 

 

For a complete list of product and codes, please visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) XL Foods - List of Recalled Products or you may contact them directly at 1-800-442-2342. 

 

 

 

Loblaw Companies provides continuity of care to Zellers pharmacy patients

BRAMPTON (ON) MARCH 23, 2012 – Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) announced today an agreement to purchase a majority of Zellers Inc. prescription files.  This move underscores Loblaw’s commitment to becoming the nation’s health and wellness destination of which pharmacy is a cornerstone.  Loblaw will provide continuity of care to Zellers’ pharmacy patients starting with a customer-focused transition plan.

The arrangement comprises prescription files from 95 Zellers pharmacies across the country, excluding British Columbia and Quebec.  Loblaw has close to 500 pharmacies, which ensures that there is a Loblaw banner store pharmacy neighbouring each of the 95 locations and a team ready to welcome Zellers patients.  

Loblaw’s commitment to livelifewell means providing a high level of quality care, service and convenience to its pharmacy patients. In this spirit, Loblaw is pleased to be working with Zellers to create opportunities for Zellers pharmacists and technicians to join Loblaw’s pharmacy network.

Zellers patients can be assured that Loblaw and Zellers are committed to ensuring customer information remains protected in accordance with applicable privacy legislation.   

To learn more about Loblaw banner store pharmacies, and list of Zellers pharmacies and Loblaw banner stores involved in this pharmacy prescription file transfer, please visit www.drugstorepharmacy.ca.

Please see below for a list of Zellers pharmacies and Loblaw banner stores involved in this pharmacy prescription file transfer.
EXISTING ZELLERS LOCATION LOBLAW BANNER STORE TRANSFER LOCATION
ALBERTA
Sunridge Mall
2525 36th Street N.E.
Calgary, AB
Real Canadian Superstore®
3575-20th Ave. N.E.
Calgary, AB
Pharmacist Manager: Rami Abdelmalak
Phone: 403-280-8207
The Shoppes at Shawnessy
295 Shawville Blvd. S.E.
Calgary, AB
Real Canadian Superstore®
100-15915 Macleod Trail
Calgary, AB
Pharmacist Manager: Ryszard Pietrzak
Phone: 403-254-3635
Signal Hill Centre
5696 Richmond Rd. S.W.
Calgary, AB
Real Canadian Superstore®
5858 Signal Hill Centre S.W.
Calgary, AB
Pharmacist Manager: Muhammad Ashraf
Phone: 403-686-8035
Kingsway Garden Mall
109th Street & Kingsway,
Edmonton, AB
Real Canadian Superstore®
11541 Kingsway Ave. N.W.
Edmonton, AB
Pharmacist Manager: Margaret Lee
Phone: 780- 733-1415
Lloydmall Shopping Center
5211- 44th Street
Lloydminster, AB
Real Canadian Superstore®
5031-44th St.
Lloydminster, AB
Pharmacist Manager: Gubrael Taqtaq
Phone: 780-871-8041
Peter Pond Shopping Center
9801 Hardin St.
Fort McMurray, AB
Real Canadian Superstore®
9 Haineault St.,
Fort McMurray, AB
Pharmacist Manager: Madhu Pulyamkandathil
Phone: 780-790-3835
Prairie Mall
11801 100th Street
Grande Prairie, AB
Real Canadian Superstore®
12225-99th St.
Grande Prairie, AB
Pharmacist Manager: Saira Alencherry
Phone:780-831-3835
Sherwood Park Mall
2020 Sherwood Dr.
Sherwood Park, AB
Real Canadian Superstore®
100-410 Baseline Rd.
Sherwood Park, AB
Pharmacist Manager: Lisa S. F. Yam
Phone: 780-417-5235
MANITOBA
Fort Richmond Plaza
2860 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, MB
Real Canadian Superstore®
80 Bison Dr.
Winnipeg, MB
Pharmacist Manager: Tinu Thomas 
Phone: 204-275-4135
Kildonan Place
1545 Regent Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
Real Canadian Superstore®
1578 Regent Ave. W.
Winnipeg, MB
Pharmacist Manager: Gayle Erlendson
Phone: 204-654-5535
Northgate Shopping Centre
1415 Mcphillips St.
Winnipeg, MB
Real Canadian Superstore®
2132 Mcphillips St.
Winnipeg, MB
Pharmacist Manager: Thu Le
Phone: 204-631-6226
Polo Park Shopping Centre
1485 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
Real Canadian Superstore®
1385 Sargent Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
Pharmacist Manager: Muhammad Hasnain
Phone: 204-784-7935  
NEW BRUNSWICK
Sugarloaf Mall
312 Val D'amour Rd.
Atholville, NB
Atlantic Superstore®
25 Savoie Ave.
Atholville, NB
Pharmacist Manager: Robert McInnis
Phone: 506-789-7564
Bathurst Shopping Mall
1300 St. Peter's Avenue
Bathurst, NB
Atlantic Superstore®
700 St. Peters Ave. W.
Bathurst, NB
Pharmacist Manager: Halley MacPherson
Phone: 506-547-3199
Fredericton Mall
Uptown Centre, 1180 Prospect St.
Fredericton, NB
Atlantic Superstore®
471 Smythe St.
Fredericton, NB
Pharmacist Manager: Andrew LaPointe
Phone: 506-459-4190
Northwest Centre
1380 Mountain Rd.
Moncton, NB
Atlantic Superstore®
89 Trinity Dr.
Moncton, NB
Pharmacist Manager: James (Matt) Swetnam
Phone: 506-383-4955
Centre Madawaska
11 Madawaska Centre Blvd., Unit 28
St. Basile, NB
Atlantic Superstore®
577 Rue Victoria
Edmundston, NB
Pharmacist Manager: Nathalie Robinson
Phone: 506-736-6108
NEWFOUNDLAND
Corner Brook Plaza
Maple Valley Industrial Park Rd.
Corner Brook, NF
Dominion®
5 Murphy Square
Corner Brook, NF
Pharmacist Manager: Michael Renouf
Phone: 709-634-0795
Cabot Mall
24 Stavanger Dr.
St. John's, NF
Dominion®
55 Stavanger Dr.
St. John's, NF
Pharmacist Manager: Carolyn M. Galway
Phone: 709-576-3590
NOVA SCOTIA
Amherst Centre Mall
142 South Albion St.
Amherst, NS
Atlantic Superstore®
126 South Albion St.
Amherst, NS
Pharmacist Manager: Suzanne Shea
Phone: 902-661-0380
Bedford Place Mall
1658 Bedford Hwy
Bedford, NS
Atlantic Superstore®
1650 Bedford Hwy.
Bedford, NS
Pharmacist Manager: Angela Hazel
Phone: 902-835-3086
Bayers Lake Power Centre
194 Chain Lake Dr.
Halifax, NS
Atlantic Superstore®
210 Chain Lake Dr.
Halifax, NS
Pharmacist Manager: Mary Abriel-Sangster
Phone: 902-450-5322
County Fair Mall
9256-Site #1 Commercial St.
New Minas, NS
Atlantic Superstore®
9064 Commercial St.
New Minas, NS
Pharmacist Manager: Steven Williams
Phone: 902-681-0728
Sydney Shopping Center
Prince St.
Sydney, NS
nofrills®
348 Welton St.
Sydney, NS
Pharmacist Manager: Johna Metcalfe
Phone: 902-562-9871
Truro Mall
245 Robie St.
Truro, NS
Atlantic Superstore®
46 Elm St.
Truro, NS
Pharmacist Manager: Melissa Fraser
Phone: 902-893-3784
Yarmouth Mall
76 Starrs Rd.
Yarmouth, NS
Atlantic Superstore®
104 Starrs Rd.
Yarmouth, NS
Pharmacist Manager: Paul Tibbo
Phone:902-742-3493
ONTARIO
Durham Centre
100 Kingston Rd. E.
Ajax, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
30 Kingston Rd. W.
Ajax, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Sweta Gupta
Phone: 905-683-5573
Alliston Mills Shopping Centre
130 Young St.
Alliston, ON
Zehrs Markets®
30 King St. S.
Alliston, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Ketan Shah
Phone: 705-434-9398
Aurora Shopping Centre
15400 Bayview Ave.
Aurora, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
15900 Bayview Ave.
Aurora, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Donna Nelson
Phone: 905-726-8334
Kozlov Centre
400 Bayfield St.
Barrie, ON
Zehrs Markets®
472 Bayfield St.
Barrie, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Jolanta M. Pojmaj
Phone:  705-735-9884
Clarington Town Centre
2383 HWY # 2
Bowmanville, ON
Loblaws®
2375 Hwy. #2
Bowmanville, ON
Pharmacist Manager: David Zhao
Phone: 905-623-0420
Shopper's World Plaza
40 Steeles Ave. W.
Brampton, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
85 Steeles Ave. W.
Brampton, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Dario Joaquin
Phone: 905-451-9987
Brantford Centre
410 Fairview Dr.
Brantford, ON
Zehrs greatfood™
410 Fairview Dr.
Brantford, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Santoshk Manjunath
Phone: 519-754-4798
Millcroft Centre
2000 Appleby Line
Burlington, ON
Fortinos®
2515 Appleby Line
Burlington, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Adriana Martin
Phone: 905-319-0366
Cambridge Centre
355 Hespeler Rd.
Cambridge, ON
Zehrs Markets®
400 Conestoga Blvd.
Cambridge, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Sanjay H. Patel
Phone: 519-620-1380
Thames Lee Plaza
671 Grand Ave. W. & Keil Dr. Extension
Chatham, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
791 St. Clair St.
Chatham, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Sanjiv Chopra
Phone: 519-351-1543
Elliot Lake
151 Ontario Ave.
Elliot Lake, ON
nofrills®
177 Hwy. #108 N
Elliot Lake, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Joel Villangca
Phone: 705-461-6299
The Kipling Queensway Mall
1255 The Queensway
Etobicoke, ON
nofrills®
1020 Islington Ave.
Etobicoke, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Jasmina Mureta
Phone:  416-234-1204
Woodbine Centre
500 Rexdale Blvd.
Etobicoke, ON
Fortinos®
330 Queens Plate Dr.
Etobicoke, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Amany Abdel-Kodos
Phone: 416-745-2825
Zellers
900 Tower St. S
Fergus, ON
Zehrs Markets®
800 Tower St. S.
Fergus, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Steve R. Ennis
Phone: 519-843-5522
County Fair Mall
200 Garrison Rd.
Fort Erie, ON
nofrills®
1135 Thompson Rd.
Fort Erie, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Tejas Shah
Phone: 905-994-8259
Suncoast Mall
397 Bayfield Rd.
Goderich, ON
Zehrs Markets®
Box 365 Hwy. #8
Goderich, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Jane Fielding
Phone: 519-524-2227
Stone Rd. Mall
175 Stone Rd. W.
Guelph, ON
Zehrs Markets®
160 Kortright Rd.
Guelph, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Jane McKaig
Phone: 519-763-6299
Zellers Plaza
640 Queenston Rd.
Hamilton, ON
Fortinos®
75 Centennial Pkwy. N.
Hamilton, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Kerri Kupka
Phone: 905-561-1529
County Fair Plaza
880 10th  Street
Hanover, ON
Your Independent Grocer®
832 Tenth St.
Hanover, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Michelle Szafron
Phone: 519-364-7310
Huntsville Place Mall
70 King Williams St.
Huntsville, ON
Your Independent Grocer®
131 Howland Dr.
Huntsville, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Shelley Gallucci
Phone: 705-787-0922
Kenora Shopper's Mall
534 Park St.
Kenora, ON
nofrills®
538 Park St.
Kenora, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Cam G. Buchanan
Phone:  807-468-1868
Cataraqui Town Centre
945 Gardiners Rd.
Kingston, ON
Loblaw greatfood™
1048 Midland Ave.
Kingston, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Zubair Ahmad
Phone: 613-389-4119
Laurentian Power Centre
245 Strasburg Rd.
Kitchener, ON
Zehrs Markets®
750 Ottawa St. S.
Kitchener, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Mohan Bompalli
Phone: 519-744-7704
Lindsay Square Shopping Centre
401 Kent St. W.
Lindsay, ON
Loblaw greatfood™
400 Kent St. W.
Lindsay, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Chang Ling Quan
Phone: 705-878-8351
Westmount Mall
785 Wonderland Rd.
London, ON
Loblaw greatfood™
3040 Wonderland Rd. S.
London, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Basma Hamess
Phone: 519-668-3799
Masonville Place
1680 Richmond St. N.
London, ON
Loblaw greatfood™
1740 Richmond St. N.
London, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Sahle Redae
Phone: 519-673-5215
Mountainview Mall
Hwy #93 & Hugel Ave.
Midland, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
9292 County Rd. #93
Midland, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Bisa Mitrovski
Phone: 705-527-9086
Milton Mall
55 Ontario St. S.
Milton, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
820 Main St. E.
Milton, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Michael Honglin
Phone: 905-875-3600
Westdale Plaza
1131 Dundas St. W.
Mississauga, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
3045 Mavis Rd.
Mississauga, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Sujan Shrestha
Phone: 905-275-1879
Erin Mills Town Centre
5100 Erin Mills Parkway
Mississauga, ON
Loblaws®
5010 Glen Erin Dr.
Mississauga, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Fatemeh Fazeli
Phone: 905-607-1253
Meadowlands Mall
1585 Merivale Rd.
Nepean, ON
Your Independent Grocer®
200 Grant Carman Dr.
Nepean, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Evelina Hambardzumyan
Phone: 613-727-7477
Zellers Plaza
6777 Morrison St.
Niagara Falls, ON
Zehrs greatfood™
6940 Morrison St.
Niagara Falls, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Sanjay R. Patel
Phone: 905-358-2787
Lawrence Square
700 Lawrence Ave. W.
North York, ON
Fortinos®
700 Lawrence Ave. W.
North York, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Komal Chadhry
Phone: 416-781-8699
Orangeville Highlands Mall
150 First St.
Orangeville, ON
Zehrs Markets®
50 Fourth Ave.
Orangeville, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Mercy N. Assam
Phone: 519-942-3373
Place D'orleans
110 Place D'orleans Dr.
Orleans, ON
nofrills®
1226 Place D'orléans Dr.
Gloucester, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Ghassan Jamoul
Phone: 613-834-4074
Five Points Mall
285 Taunton Rd. E.
Oshawa, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
1385 Harmony Rd. N.
Oshawa, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Neha Dengre
Phone: 905-433-9503
Oshawa Shopping Centre
419 King St. W.
Oshawa, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
481 Gibb St.
Oshawa, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Dileep Kumar Tripuraneni
Phone: 905-743-0049
Zellers Plaza
1055 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, ON
Loblaw greatfood™
100 McArthur Ave.
Vanier, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Sheila Ofori
Phone: 613-744-3225
Zellers Plaza - Bell's Corners
59 Robertson Rd.
Ottawa, ON
Loblaws®
59A Robertson Rd.
Nepean, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Georgeta Botehkan
Phone: 613-829-4680
Heritage Place Mall
1350-16th Street E.
Owen Sound, ON
Zehrs Markets®
1150 16th St. E.
Owen Sound, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Ravinder Gill
Phone: 519-371-0758
Pickering Town Centre
1355 Kingston Rd.
Pickering, ON
Loblaws®
1792 Liverpool Rd.
Pickering, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Jane Lee
Phone: 905-831-6310
Hillcrest Mall
9350 Yonge St.
Richmond Hill, ON
nofrills®
9325 Yonge St.
Richmond Hill, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Caresse Lam
Phone: 905-770-0002
London Road Shopping Centre
1249 London Rd.
Sarnia, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
600 Murphy Rd.
Sarnia, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Devotham Thangella Reddy
Phone: 519-383-8133
Zellers
306 Northern Ave. E.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Your Independent Grocer®
44-50 Great Northern Rd.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Jake McCracken
Phone: 705-253-2887
Zellers
50 Thermos Rd.
Scarborough, ON
nofrills®
1880 Eglinton Ave. E.
Scarborough, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Vivian Tolentino
Phone: 416-750-4494
Eglinton Square - The Bay
Victoria Park & O'Connor Dr.
Scarborough, ON
nofrills®
1880 Eglinton Ave. E.
Scarborough, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Vivian Tolentino
Phone: 416-750-4494
Zellers
129 Queensway E.
Simcoe, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
125 Queensway Dr. E.
Simcoe, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Eustace Orleans-Lindsay
Phone: 519-426-1032
County Fair Shopping Centre
275 Brockville St.
Smiths Falls, ON
Your Independent Grocer®
25 Ferrara Dr.
Smiths Falls, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Sandra Lee Gagnon
Phone: 613-283-1855
Niagara Pen Centre
221 Glendale Ave.
St. Catharines, ON
Zehrs greatfood™
221 Glendale Ave.
St. Catharines, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Satyajeet Rathi
Phone: 905-984-3394
Elgin Mall
417 Wellington St.
St. Thomas, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
1063 Talbot St., Unit 50
St. Thomas, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Abraham Sadiku
Phone: 519-637-7106
Stratford Mall
925 Ontario St.
Stratford, ON
Zehrs greatfood™
865 Ontario St.
Stratford, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Ligia Grada
Phone: 519-273-1404
Sudbury Super Mall
1485 Lasalle Blvd.
Sudbury, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
1485 LaSalle Blvd.
Sudbury, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Julie Thompson
Phone: 705-521-1031
Intercity Mall
1000 Fort William Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
600 Harbour Expressway
Thunder Bay, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Dennis Opaski
Phone: 807-343-4535
High Park
2290 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON
Loblaws®
2280 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Stella Wu
Phone: 416-533-0770
Shoppers World
3003 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON
Loblaws®
50 Musgrave St.
Toronto, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Colin Durnford
Phone: 416-694-6263
Trenton Plaza
266 Dundas St. E.
Trenton, ON
Your Independent Grocer®
293 Dundas St. E.
Trenton, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Udyayakumar (Bobby) Aruljothi
Phone: 613-392-2435
Conestoga Mall
550 King St. N.
Waterloo, ON
Zehrs Markets®
555 Davenport Rd.
Waterloo, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Julie Kim
Phone: 519-746-5534
Welland
800 Niagara St. N., Unit 1056
Welland, ON
Zehrs greatfood™
821 Niagara St. N.
Welland, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Donna Torres
Phone: 905-732-9010
Taunton Garden
330 Taunton Rd.
Whitby, ON
Real Canadian Superstore®
200 Taunton Rd. W.
Whitby, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Rosemary Rofail
Phone: 905-665-1164
Centerpoint Mall
6600 Yonge St.
Willowdale, ON
nofrills®
6220 Yonge St.
North York, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Audery Au
Phone: 416-224-8626
Tecumseh Mall
7770 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Windsor, ON
Zehrs greatfood™
7201 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Windsor, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Bassam B. Zayat
Phone:  519-974-6385
Zellers Woodstock
645 Dundas St.
Woodstock, ON
Zehrs Markets®
969 Dundas St.
Woodstock, ON
Pharmacist Manager: Bhavesh Shah
Phone: 519-421-3363
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Charlottetown Mall
670 University Ave.
Charlottetown, PE
Atlantic Superstore®
680 University Ave.
Charlottetown,  PE
Pharmacist Manager: Royden Stetson
Phone: 902-628-6522
County Fair Plaza
475 Granville St. N.
Summerside, PE
Atlantic Superstore®
535 Granville St.
Summerside, PE
Pharmacist Manager: Jennifer Brown
Phone: 902-888-1584
SASKATCHEWAN
Town'N Country Mall
1235 Main St. N.
Moose Jaw, SK
Real Canadian Superstore®
30 Thatcher Dr. E.
Moose Jaw, SK
Pharmacist Manager: Melinda Lee
Phone: 306-691-6035
Gateway Mall
1403 Central Ave.
Prince Albert, SK
Real Canadian Superstore®
591-15th St. E.
Prince Albert, SK
Pharmacist Manager: Sharon Lyons
Phone: 306-953-8135
Lawson Heights Shopping Center
134 Primrose Dr.
Saskatoon, SK
Extra Foods®
2815 Wanuskewin Rd.
Saskatoon, SK
Pharmacist Manager: Aleksandra Britton
Phone: 306-249-9200
Zellers
3510 8th Street E., Unit 1
Saskatoon, SK
Real Canadian Superstore®
2901-8th St. E.
Saskatoon, SK
Pharmacist Manager: Doug MacNeill
Phone: 306-956-1631
Parkland Shopping Mall
255 - 277 Broadway St. E.
Yorkton, SK
Real Canadian Superstore®
206 Broadway St. E.
Yorkton, SK
Pharmacist Manager: Kelly D. Lazurko
Phone: 306-786-4035



back to topEXPANDED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT: LOBLAW IS WARNING PUBLIC NOT TO CONSUME CERTAIN PREPACKAGED RAW SHELLED WALNUTS DUE TO POTENTIAL E-COLI CONTAMINATION

BRAMPTON, ON – SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 –
Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is warning the public not to consume President’s Choice® Raw California Walnut Halves, Unsalted, 250g with a UPC number of 0 60383 87185, President’s Choice® Deluxe Trail Mix, 220g with a UPC number of 0 60383 87201, nofrills Natural Walnut Halves and Pieces, 175g with a UPC number of 0 64777 37773 4 and Stock & Barrel Carmel Toffee Walnuts, 300g with a UPC number of 0 64777 37906 6 because the products may be contaminated with E-Coli 0157:H7 bacteria. All lot codes are affected.

All potentially affected products have been removed from store shelves.

The products were sold at:
  • West Region: Real Canadian Superstore®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, Your Independent Grocer®
  • Ontario Region: Loblaws®, Loblaw GreatFood™, Real Canadian Superstore®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, valu-mart®, Your Independent Grocer®, Zehrs®, Zehrs GreatFood™, Freshmart, Affiliated & Independent Stores,
  • Atlantic Region: Dominion® (in Newfoundland and Labrador), Save Easy®, Atlantic Superstore®
  • Quebec Region: Loblaws®, Maxi®, Maxi & Cie®, Provigo®, valu-mart®
For a complete list of store information please visit: http://loblawstores.ca/LCLOnline/

There has been no confirmed illness associated with the consumption of these products. There is an ongoing illness investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Customers can return the products to any Loblaw store where the customer service desk will provide a full refund (including without receipt) or contact customer service at 1-888-495-5111 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca

We apologize for any concern this voluntary recall may have caused.  The health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with a clean and safe store environment and offering products that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly

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 E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.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.

For more information:
Customers please contact:
President’s Choice Customer Relations
1-888-495-5111 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca

Media please contact:
Public Relations Department, Loblaw Companies Limited
pr@loblaw.ca or (905) 459-2500
back to topIMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: VOLUNTARY RECALL OF EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS(TM) TEA LIGHTS UNSCENTED 100 PACK

BRAMPTON, ON, April 15 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is voluntarily recalling Everyday Essentials™ Tea Lights Unscented 100 Pack because they may pose a safety hazard.  The flame from the tea lights can become very high, posing a fire and burn hazard.

The affected products:

  • Everyday Essentials™ Tea Lights Unscented 100 pack UPC 057197356366 and UPC 060383867164

The products are sold nationally at Loblaw corporate, franchise and affiliated independent stores. For a complete list of stores please visit: http://www.loblaw.ca/en/customer_storelocator.html

All potentially affected products have been removed from store shelves across the country.

Customers can return the product to any Loblaw retail store and its affiliated stores where the customer service desk will provide a full refund (including without receipt) or contact customer service at 1-800-296-2332 or customerservice@loblaws.ca.

We apologize for any concern this voluntary recall may have caused.  The health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with a clean and safe store environment and offering products that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly.

For more information regarding the voluntary recall, customers can contact:

Customer Service
1-800-296-2332 or customerservice@loblaws.ca.