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

Starting date:
February 21, 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:
Alberni Health Market, Famous Foods, Gaudaur Natural Foods, South Shore Bulk & Natural Foods, Sun Spun Natural Foods, The Great Vine
Distribution:
British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
12807

Last updated:

Advisory details

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.

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
Gaudaur Natural Foods Debittered Brewers Yeast Variable All units sold from April 3, 2018 up to and including February 19, 2019 None This product was sold at Gaudaur Natural Foods, 17 Andrew Street North, Orillia, Ontario
None Brewers Yeast Debittered 230 g Packed On dates from 2018FE27 up to and including 2019FE14 0 202052 504285 This product was sold at Famous Foods, 1595 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia
None Debittered Brewers Yeast Variable – sold in bulk All products sold from February 27, 2018 up to and including February 14, 2019 None 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 All units sold up to and including February 21, 2019 Starts with 0 200143 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 All units sold up to and including February 9, 2019 None 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 All units sold up to and including February 13, 2019 None This product was sold at The Great Vine, 36 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario

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