Two recalls are underway, including a national recall for a peanut butter product and a provincial one by a B.C.–based soup company.
Nuts ‘N More
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stated on February 10 that Canadian importer Nutrition Excellence Canada launched a national recall for Nuts ‘N More brand Peanut Spread (Plain) due to possible Listeria species contamination.
The recall was prompted after the U.S. manufacturer, Nuts ‘N More, launched a recall in the United States on February 7 with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The affected product is sold in a 454 grams container with UPC 6 09132 00242 7 and codes LOT PB91 EXP 03/04/2021.
Anyone who has this product should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase. Food with Listeria contamination may not appear or smell spoiled but can still make people sick.
Anyone who thinks they became sick from consuming this recalled product should contact a doctor.
Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches, and neck stiffness. Infected pregnant women may only experience mild, flu-like symptoms but the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or stillbirth.
Severe cases can be fatal.
So far, there haven’t been any illnesses associated with the consumption of this product reported in Canada or the U.S.
Meanwhile, a Victoria-based company is recalling some of its soup products sold in B.C. due to undeclared ingredients that are potential allergens.
On February 7, the CFIA stated that Soupa Café began recalling specific Soupa Café and Market Garden brand soups due to undeclared mustard in them.
Soupe Café stated that the recall affects any products that list “curry powder (mixed spices)” as an ingredient, as the ingredient was found to have been replaced for a product with mustard powder or mustard seed, or both.
The recalled food products include Soupa Café and Market Garden coconut yam soups (454 grams) with UPC 7 23641 84506 8 and Market Garden Bombay vegetable soup (454 grams) with no UPC.
The recall expanded to include Soupa Café coconut yam soup (12 and 16 ounces) with no UPC and Soupa Café Bombay vegetable soup (12 and 16 ounces).
Soupa Café chicken mulligatawny soup (12 and 16 ounces) with no UPC is also being recalled for undeclared milk and mustard.
Anyone who has these recalled products should not consume them, as they could cause an allergic reaction, and should instead dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.
Soupa Café stated on its Facebook webpage on February 3 that they will exchange recalled products free of charge.