Numerous brands of debittered brewer's yeast recalled across Canada, including B.C., due to undeclared peanut

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      A series of food recall warnings for numerous brands of debittered brewer’s yeast that began in early February but has since expanded to encompass additional products sold in various provinces across Canada, including British Columbia.

      According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), various brands of debittered brewer’s yeast are being recalled due to peanut content not declared on the label.

      Anyone with allergies to peanuts should not consume these products.  

      The recall began on February 7 when Indigo Natural Foods recalled its brand of Brewers Yeast Debittered for undeclared peanut in Ontario.

      Then on February 11, the recall expanded nationally as Grain Process Enterprises began recalling its Yeast Brewers Debittered and Inactive Brewers Yeast Powder for the same reason.

      On February 14, the CFIA announced that an extensive list of products sold in several provinces, including B.C., were being recalled.

      In B.C., products that were announced on February 20 and 21 as being recalled include:

      • Brewers Yeast Debittered (230 grams), with “packed on” date codes from 2018FE27 to 2019FE14, with UPC number 0 202052 504285, sold at Famous Foods (1595 Kingsway, Vancouver);
      • Debittered Brewers Yeast (sold in bulk), sold from February 27 2018, to February 14, 2019, at Alberni Health Market (4744 Johnston Road, Port Alberni);
      • Good Nature Health Foods’ Debittered Brewer’s Yeast (400 grams), sold from February 27, 2018, to February 14, 2019, with UPC number 7 78659 22092 5, sold at Good Nature Health Foods (734–2601 Westview Drive, North Vancouver);
      • Nutrimax Natural Foods’ Debittered Brewers Yeast (454 grams) with dates 04/2019, 05/2019, 10/2019, and 12/2019; with UPC number 0 58275 60012 8; and sold in British Columbia;

      Anyone who has these products should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.

      The CFIA recommends that anyone who is uncertain if they have purchased an affected product should contact the retailer.

      Some reactions have been reported that have been associated with the recalled products, according to the CFIA.

      Full details about the recall can be found at the CFIA website. For more information about peanut allergies, visit the Health Canada website.

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