B.C. food recalls for smoked salmon, salad dressing, palm oil, oats, and foie gras

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      Over the past few weeks, a number of recalls have been announced for various food products sold in B.C., including smoked salmon, salad dressing, palm oil, oats, and foie gras.

      The recalls below only affect the specified products.

      Smoked salmon

      The Canadian Food inspection Agency (CFIA) announced on February 10 that a recall by Orca Specialty Foods for its One Ocean brand Sliced Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon that was originally announced on January 27 for Alberta has since been updated to expand to B.C.

      The recall was triggered by CFIA test results.

      The affected product is sold in 300 gram packages with UPC 6 25984 00005 3 and code 11253.

      Anyone who has this product should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase. Anyone who becomes ill after consuming this product should contact a doctor.

      The product is being recalled for Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

      Although food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not appear or smell spoiled, it can still make a person sick.

      Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.

      Severe cases of illness can be fatal.

      No illnesses from the consumption of this product have been reported yet.

      Salad dressing and palm oil

      The CFIA announced on February 1 that Sobeys is recalling its Panache brand of Sweet Onion Poppy Seed Dressing (350 millilitres) due to spoilage.

      The recalled products have UPC 6 23682 1222 9 and date codes Best Before 2021 OC 16 and Best Before 2021 OC 30.

      This product is being recalled in B.C., as well as Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

      On the same day, the CFIA announced that Crestar Healthcare Group began recalling its Obiji brand Palm Oil in Alberta and B.C. due to the presence of the dye Sudan IV.

      The recall includes the following Obiji brand Nigerian Palm Oil Grade A (and include all date codes):

      • 300 millilitres without any UPC;
      • one litre with UPC 748252476104;
      • two litres without any UPC.


      Also on February 1, the CFIA announced that One Degree Organic Foods is recalling its Gluten Free Sprouted Rolled Oats (2.27 kilograms) due to to packaging integrity defects and rancidity.

      The affected product has UPC 6 75625 32318 8 and includes all Best By dates up to and including MAR 15, 2022.

      It’s being recalled in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia. 

      Foie gras

      The CFIA also announced on February 1 that Aurpal is recalling Rougié brand Duck Foie Gras (80 grams) sold in B.C., Ontario, and Quebec due to undeclared milk.

      Anyone allergic to milk or who has lactose intolerance should not consume this product. Instead, it should be returned to the place of purchase or disposed of.

      The recalled product has three codes on it:

      • Lot : 620307002
      • EXP 2022MA03
      • EST: 100
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