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Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Various brands of debittered brewer's yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

Recall date:
February 20, 2019
Reason for recall:
Allergen - Peanut
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / 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 distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
12812, 12843, 12845, 12846, 12847, 12849

Recall 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.

Recalled products

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

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.

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.

Illnesses

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.

Related recalls

2019-02-28 - Brewer's Yeast Powder sold at Nature's Best recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-27 - Various brands of debittered brewer's yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-26 - Brewer's Yeast sold at Leu's Country Market recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-22 - Various brands of debittered brewer's yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-21 - Various brands of debittered brewer's yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-19 - Yeast Brewers Debittered sold at Fountainhead Health Store recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-19 - (Debittered) Brewer's Yeast sold at The Stone Store Natural Foods recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-19 - Debittered Brewers Yeast sold at Best of Health recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-19 - Debittered Brewers Yeast sold at Scoop & Save Natural Health Foods recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-19 - Debittered Brewers Yeast sold at Herbs N Health recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-15 - Brewers Yeast Debittered sold at Old Fashion Foods recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-15 - Brewer's Yeast sold at New Life Mills Town & Country recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-15 - Various brands of Debittered Brewer's Yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-15 - Brewer's Yeast sold at Mainstay Natural Foods recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-15 - (Debittered) Brewer's Yeast sold at Bulk Barrel recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-15 - Trade Technocrats Ltd. Brewer's Debittered Yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-14 - Various brands of Debittered Brewer's Yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-14 - Brewer's Yeast Debittered sold at Bulk Barn Foods Limited recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-13 - Purely Bulk brand Brewer's Yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-11 - Grain Process Enterprises Ltd. brand Brewers Yeast Debittered recalled due to undeclared peanut

2019-02-07 - Indigo Packaged Goodness brand Brewers Yeast Debittered recalled due to undeclared peanut

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