Yeast Brewers Debittered sold at Fountainhead Health Store recalled due to undeclared peanut

Starting date:
February 19, 2019
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Allergen - Peanut
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Fountainhead Health Store
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 19, 2019 - The food recall warning issued earlier today has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Fountainhead Health Store is recalling Yeast Brewers Debittered sold in bulk 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 product described below.

The following product has been sold in bulk at Fountainhead Health Store, 212 St. Andrew Street West, Fergus, 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.

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

Who is affected

There have been no reported reactions for the bulk Yeast Brewers Debittered sold at Fountainhead Health Store. However, there have been reported reactions associated with other recently recalled Brewers Yeast products.


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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
None Yeast Brewers Debittered Variable – sold in bulk All products sold from October 1, 2018 up to and including February 19, 2019 None

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For more information

Fountainhead Health Store: 519-787-5123

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