Food recall warning

Thrifty Foods Port Place Nanaimo Hot Barbecue Chicken products may be unsafe due to chemical contamination

Starting date:
January 4, 2014
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Safety Warning
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Thrifty Foods
British Columbia
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 4, 2014 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Thrifty Foods Port Place are warning the public not to consume the products described below due to possible chemical contamination.

The affected products have been sold at Thrifty Foods - Port Place, 650 South Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia, on January 3, 2014, between 3-6 p.m. only.

What you should do

Check to see if you have the product in your home. If the product is in your home do not consume it. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.


This warning was triggered by the company. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Thrifty Fresh! Whole Barbecue Chicken Regular Whole Chicken Best Before
Thrifty Fresh! BBQ Chicken Breasts Hot!! Various Best Before
(starting) 286385
Thrifty Fresh! Chicken Legs Hot Various Best Before
(starting) 286401


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Media enquiries

Ralf Mundel, Thrifty Foods, 250-744-8009

CFIA Media Relations