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Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Various brands of debittered brewer's yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut
- Recall date:
- February 21, 2019
- Reason for recall:
- Allergen - Peanut
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- Alberni Health Market, Famous Foods, Gaudaur Natural Foods, South Shore Bulk & Natural Foods, Sun Spun Natural Foods, The Great Vine
- British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
- 12807, 12809, 12811, 12852, 12853, 12878
Ottawa, February 21, 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.
The following products have been sold from the locations identified below.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||UPC||Code(s) on Product||Additional Info|
|Gaudaur Natural Foods||Debittered Brewers Yeast||Variable||None||All units sold from April 3, 2018 up to and including February 19, 2019||This product was sold at Gaudaur Natural Foods, 17 Andrew Street North, Orillia, Ontario|
|None||Brewers Yeast Debittered||230 g||0 202052 504285||Packed On dates from 2018FE27 up to and including 2019FE14||This product was sold at Famous Foods, 1595 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia|
|None||Debittered Brewers Yeast||Variable – sold in bulk||None||All products sold from February 27, 2018 up to and including February 14, 2019||This product was sold at Alberni Health Market, 4744 Johnston Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia|
|South Shore Bulk and Natural Foods||Brewers Yeast||225 g||Starts with 0 200143||All units sold up to and including February 21, 2019||This product was sold at South Shore Bulk and Natural Foods, 215 Dominion St., Bridgewater, Nova Scotia|
|Sun Spun Natural Foods||Debittered Brewers Yeast||225 g||None||All units sold up to and including February 9, 2019||This product was sold at Sun Spun Natural Foods, 583 Prince Street, Truro, Nova Scotia|
|The Great Vine||Brewer's Yeast Debittered||Approx. 0.320 kg||None||All units sold up to and including February 13, 2019||This product was sold at The Great Vine, 36 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario|
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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