Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalls Tim Hortons chicken soup

It might be time to think twice about a warm bowl of chicken soup.

In an alert issued on Thursday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled Tim Hortons chicken soup base sold up to Oct. 20. The alert, issued to hotels, restaurants and institutions, warned the soup base had been recalled due to “presence of insects. ”

The recall was issued for units weighing 3.56 kilograms with expiry dates ranging from March 1, 2023 to April 30, 2023.

Tim Hortons said the incident only impacted a few isolated Tim Hortons restaurants, but the company proactively asked all restaurant owners that received product from the supplier in question to dispose of their product.

The company said the impacted batches were removed from restaurants, destroyed and replaced with new product from another supplier.

Chicken noodle soup base in other provinces, as well as canned Tim Hortons soup sold in grocery stores, are manufactured by another supplier and were therefore not affected, Tim Hortons said.

The recall involves products with best-before dates between March 13, 2023 and April 30, 2023.

The CFIA said not to use, sell, serve or distribute the product.

Tim Hortons said it is investigating the issue and believes relatively few guests were impacted, but added it will only restart production with the manufacturer once it’s confident this problem will not happen again.

“Do not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product,” the recall alert said.

With files from The Canadian Press.

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