I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Starting date:
March 10, 2017
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Directa Distribution, Healthy Planet Canada, Tree of Life Canada, Koyo Foods Inc.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 10, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on March 9, 2017 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 I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products may have been sold nationally as well as through Internet sales.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.


This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. 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 products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
I.M. Healthy Creamy SoyNut Butter 425 g All 6 54989 94020 0
I.M. Healthy Chunky SoyNut Butter 425 g All 6 54989 95020 9
I.M. Healthy Unsweetened SoyNut Butter 425 g All 6 54989 96020 8
I.M. Healthy Honey SoyNut Butter 425 g All 6 54989 97020 7
I.M. Healthy Chocolate SoyNut Butter 425 g All 6 54989 98020 6


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