Various brands of debittered brewer's yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

Starting date:
February 20, 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:
Ambrosia Natural Foods, Community Natural Foods Ltd., Country Bulk Inc., Full Circle Foods, Healthoholics, Lifemax Natural Foods Distribution
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12812

Last updated:

Advisory details

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.

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.

Who is affected

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.

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 product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Additional info
Ambrosia Natural Foods Debittered Brewers Yeast 454 g All units sold up to and including February 12, 2019 None 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 All units sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive 7 78659 22092 5 This product was sold at Good Nature Health Foods, #734- 2601 Westview Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia
None Brewers Yeast Variable All products sold up to and including February 11, 2019 Variable This product was sold at Healthoholics, 120 Ottawa Street North, Kitchener, Ontario
None Debittered Brewer's Yeast Variable – sold in bulk All products sold up to and including February 15, 2019 None This product was sold at Full Circle Foods, 3 Charles Street West, Kitchener, Ontario
None Debittered Brewers Yeast Variable All units sold up to and including February 12, 2019 Starts with
0 200100
This product was sold at Country Bulk, 845 Weber Street, Waterloo, Ontario
None Debittered Brewer's Yeast Variable – sold in bulk All products sold up to and including February 15, 2019 None This product was sold at the three Community Natural Foods locations in Calgary, Alberta
Nutrimax Natural Foods Debittered Brewers Yeast 454 g 04/2019
05/2019
10/2019
12/2019
0 58275 60012 8 This product was sold in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec

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