QUEBEC CITY, June 30, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The management of Circle K
stores has recalled all of its Grab & Go products (sandwiches, bagels,
wraps, and subs) from all of its branches in Prince Edward Island, New
Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The recall will be complete by the end of
The recall is in response to an alert issued by the Canadian Food
Inspection Agency concerning products manufactured by King's Processing
Ltd. that may be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
While the alert states that it is Circle K brand products that may be
contaminated, it is in fact Grab & Go brand products distributed by
Circle K that are affected.
While the alert affects a very limited number of products, to reassure
its clientele, Circle K management has taken expanded preventive
measures in all its maritime establishments where sandwiches are sold.
To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the
consumption of these products.
Circle K will do all the necessary verifications and inform its clients
when Grab & Go products are once again available in its stores.
Fresh sandwiches bearing the Circle K label are in no way affected by
the CFIA alert and are thus still available in many Circle K branches
in the Atlantic region.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is the leader in the Canadian convenience
store industry. In North America, Couche-Tard is the largest
independent convenience store operator (whether integrated with a
petroleum company or not) in terms of number of company-operated
stores. Couche-Tard currently operates a network of 5,874 convenience
stores, 4,169 of which include motor fuel dispensing. The stores are
operated by 13 business units, including nine in the United States
covering 42 states and the District of Columbia, and four in Canada
covering all ten provinces. More than 53,000 people are employed
throughout Couche-Tard's retail convenience network and service
SOURCE Couche-Tard / Mac's S.E.C.
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