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Illnesses spur nationwide Mr. Christie’s recall in Canada

Mr. Christie’s brand Arrowroot Biscuits are under recall nationwide in Canada after consumers have reported illnesses after eating the cookies, which some describe as having an off taste.

Mondelēz Canada of the multinational snack company Mondelēz International  Inc. reported the cookies were distributed to retailers across Canada in the Oct. 21 recall notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website.

To see additional photos of the packaging for the recalled Mr. Christie's biscuits, click on the image.

To see additional photos of the packaging for the recalled Mr. Christie’s biscuits, click on the image.

“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,” according to the recall notice.

“There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.”

Officials advise consumers to check their homes for the recalled products. If they have them, they should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Mondelēz Canada reported the products were sold nationally in Canada only. The recalled Mr. Christie’s brand Arrowroot Biscuits can be identified by information on the packaging:

  • 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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