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Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Various brands of debittered brewer's yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut
- Recall date:
- February 20, 2019
- Reason for recall:
- Allergen - Peanut
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- Ambrosia Natural Foods, Community Natural Foods Ltd., Country Bulk Inc., Full Circle Foods, Healthoholics, Lifemax Natural Foods Distribution
- Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
- 12812, 12843, 12845, 12846, 12847, 12849
Ottawa, February 20, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on February 11, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Industry is recalling various brands of debittered brewer's yeast from the marketplace because they contain peanut which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanut should not consume the recalled products described below.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||UPC||Code(s) on Product||Additional Info|
|Ambrosia Natural Foods||Debittered Brewers Yeast||454 g||None||All units sold up to and including February 12, 2019||This product was sold at Ambrosia Natural Foods locations at 55 Doncaster Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario and 57 Northview Boulevard, Vaughan, Ontario|
|Good Nature Health Foods||Debittered Brewer's Yeast||400 g||7 78659 22092 5||All units sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive||This product was sold at Good Nature Health Foods, #734- 2601 Westview Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia|
|None||Brewers Yeast||Variable||Variable||All products sold up to and including February 11, 2019||This product was sold at Healthoholics, 120 Ottawa Street North, Kitchener, Ontario|
|None||Debittered Brewer's Yeast||Variable – sold in bulk||None||All products sold up to and including February 15, 2019||This product was sold at Full Circle Foods, 3 Charles Street West, Kitchener, Ontario|
|None||Debittered Brewers Yeast||Variable||Starts with
|All units sold up to and including February 12, 2019||This product was sold at Country Bulk, 845 Weber Street, Waterloo, Ontario|
|None||Debittered Brewer's Yeast||Variable – sold in bulk||None||All products sold up to and including February 15, 2019||This product was sold at the three Community Natural Foods locations in Calgary, Alberta|
|Nutrimax Natural Foods||Debittered Brewers Yeast||454 g||0 58275 60012 8||04/2019
|This product was sold in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec|
What you should do
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. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected products are advised to contact their retailer.
If you have an allergy to peanut, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.
This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported reactions for the various brands of debittered brewer's yeast mentioned on this Food Recall Warning. However, there have been reported reactions associated with other recently recalled brewer's yeast products.
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