Calgary Co-op Issues Product Warning

CALGARY, March 11 /CNW/ - Calgary Co-op is warning the public to continue checking bakery, deli, produce and other fresh items purchased at its Oakridge Centre location for small metal objects. Today, before store opening, a few packaged deli cheese items and a packaged flatbread in the bakery area were found with metal objects pushed in the packaging of those items, and were visible. Customers who are unsure of a product they purchased may return it to the centre for a full refund.

This incident is similar in nature to the previous incidents reported on January 18 and February 17. Since that time, Calgary Co-op has increased security in the centre and has been conducting regular searches of its products. It is also working closely with the Calgary Police Service to identify and catch the person or persons responsible for doing this.

Due to the ongoing police investigation, we are referring all media inquiries to Staff Sergeant Don Coleman, District Six Office, at 403-567-6600. We have also notified the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Alberta Health Services, and continue to work with them on this matter.

Calgary Co-op's top priority is customer safety. This matter is very serious. We want to assure our customers that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our products. We also want to thank the community and our customers for their support and continuing patronage. Our employees sincerely appreciate your words of encouragement and support during this time.

SOURCE Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op)

For further information: For further information: Sarah Boutron, Manager, Communications, Member and Public Relations, Calgary Co-operative Association Limited, Phone: (403) 219-6025, ext. 6105, Cell: (403) 660-7197

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