Various brands of Debittered Brewer's Yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

Starting date:
February 14, 2019
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Subcategory:
Allergen - Peanut
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Westpoint Distributors Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12782

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 14, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on February 14, 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.

Westpoint Distributors Ltd. is recalling Debittered Brewer's Yeast from the marketplace because it contains peanut which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanut should not consume the recalled products described below.

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.

If you have an allergy to peanut do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Who is affected

There have been no reported reactions for the above brands.  However, a reported reaction has been identified in the February 7, 2019 Food Recall Warning  for another branded product that has the same raw material supply as the Debittered Brewer's Yeast products listed above.

Background

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 products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Always Healthy Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Blush Lane Organic Market Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Bruce’s Country Market Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Charlie Brown's Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Charlie Brown's Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Charlie Brown's Debittered Brewer's Yeast 2 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22093 2
Community Naturals Debittered Brewer's Yeast 10 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22095 6
Country Health Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Country Health Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Dawson Creek Health Food Centre Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Down to Earth Health Shop Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
East End Food Co-op Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Garden Health Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Garden Health Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Healthyway Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Healthyway Debittered Brewer's Yeast 5 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22094 9
Herbs & Health Foods Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Homegrown Foods Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Homesteader Health Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Homesteader Health Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Homesteader Health Debittered Brewer's Yeast 5 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22094 9
Lifeforce Health Food Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Lifestyle Naturally Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Lynns Vitamin Gallery Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Lynns Vitamin Gallery Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Maria's Health Foods Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Natural Focus Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Natural Focus Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Nature Spirit Earth Market Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Nature's Finest Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Nature's Finest Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Nature's Finest Debittered Brewer's Yeast 2 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22093 2
Nutraways Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Nutraways Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Nutraways Debittered Brewer's Yeast 2 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22093 2
Organic Grocer Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Parsley, Sage & Thyme Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Planet Organic Market Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Planet Organic Market Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Planet Organic Market Debittered Brewer's Yeast 10 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22095 6
Polar Bear Health Centre Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Pomme Natural Market Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Pomme Natural Market Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Queensdale Market Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Root's Natural Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Ruddy Potato Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Salt Spring Natureworks Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Sangster's Health Centres Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Sangster's Health Centres Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Sardis Health Foods Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Seaweeds Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
The Natural Gourmet Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Victoria's Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Victoria's Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Victoria's Debittered Brewer's Yeast 5 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22094 9
Vitahealth Fresh Market Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
The Vitamin Centre Stores Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Westpoint Naturals Debittered Brewer's Yeast 200 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22091 8
Westpoint Naturals Debittered Brewer's Yeast 400 g All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22092 5
Westpoint Naturals Debittered Brewer's Yeast 2 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22093 2
Westpoint Naturals Debittered Brewer's Yeast 5 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22094 9
Westpoint Naturals Debittered Brewer's Yeast 10 kg All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. 7 78659 22095 6

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