B.C. food recalls: Nut butters, frozen meals, meal kits, cheese, cookies, candy, and more

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      Here’s a list of products that are undergoing recalls in British Columbia (as well as other locations) for various reasons, ranging from undeclared allergens to the presence of foreign materials.

      Anyone with the specific products identified below should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.

      Gummies

      The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced on March 18 that Dovetale Collections began recalling its SugarSin Gummies due to the presence of insects in some of its products.

      This national recall includes the following products:

      • Fizzy Bubbly Gummies (250 grams) with UPC 5 060468 400533 and date code APR 2022 L21020;
      • Dry Gin Fizz Gummies (280 grams) with UPC 5 060468 401066 and date code APR 2022 L21020;
      • Sparkling Rosé Gummies (280 grams) with UPC 5 060468 400472 and date code APR 2022 L21020.
      Canadian Food Inspection Agency

      Chocolate butter cups

      The CFIA announced on March 18 that  Fork Food Co. Ltd. is recalling certain Dwarf Stars brand Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups Dark Chocolate products due to undeclared milk.

      The affected product, distributed nationally, is sold in 42 grams with UPC 627987 024913 and codes “HA 456 Sell by 07.21”.

      Anyone with allergies to milk shouldn’t consume this product as it could potentially cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

      There was one reported reaction to this product and the recall was initiated due to a consumer complaint.

      Goat cheese

      On March 19, the CFIA stated that Saputo Dairy Products began a recall for Woolwich brand Soft Fresh Goat Cheese (Fig and Balsamic), due to the presence of stones.

      The recalled product is sold nationally in 113 grams with UPC 0 62482 00154 8 and all codes up to and including “034A1 2021 JL 07”.

      Also on March 19, Loblaw Companies initiated a recall for PC brand Fig Soft Unripened Goat's Milk Cheese (140 grams) for the same reason.

      The recalled product, sold nationally, has UPC 0 60383 03678 2 and all codes up to and including 014A1 2021 JN 17.

      Salad kit

      Taylor Farms Retail launched a recall on March 19 for its Creamy Dill Pickle Salad Kit (274.14 grams), which was distributed nationally, due to pieces of metal and plastic.

      The affected product in this recall has UPC 0 30223 04224 2 and codes “Best Before 2021 MR 22 Item Number 1487794” and codes beginning with “TFRG 065”.

      Frozen meal

      Conagra Brands Canada is recalling its Healthy Choice brand of Power Bowls Meatless Chipotle Chick’n frozen meal, due to milk not declared on the label.

      The specific product (sold in 262 gram packages) has UPC 0 72655 00230 2 and has codes “5009019020 Best Before 21AL04”.

      It was sold in several provinces, including B.C.

      As the previous warning about milk ingredients, anyone with allergies to milk should not consume this product.

      GluteNull's Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies

      Cookies

      Another product being recalled due to undeclared milk is GluteNull brand Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies from Amra Services.

      The affected product (distributed in B.C., and possibly nationally as well) is sold in 320 gram packages with UPC 6 28451 52913 2. The recall includes all lot codes up to and including EXP08/20/2021.

      The previous warnings about milk allergies apply to this recall.

      There haven’t been any reported reactions to the consumption of this product so far. The recall was initiated due to CFIA test results.

      Co-op Gold Pure's Almond Butter (Crunchy Roasted) and Cashew Butter
      Canadian Food Inspection Agency

      Cashew and almond butter

      Federated Co-operatives is recalling specific cashew and almond butter products due to undeclared ingredients.

      The recall began on February 27 and expanded to include more products on March 20.

      The company is recalling its Co-op Gold Pure brand Almond Butter (Crunchy Roasted) because it may contain cashew which is not declared on the label.

      This product is sold in 500 gram containers and has UPC 0 57316 16814 6. Codes on the product include:

      • LOT# 200276 Best Before 30 MAY 2021;
      • Lot# 200839 Best Before 30 AUG 2021;
      • Lot# 210298 Best Before 30 APR 2022.

      In addition, the company is also recalling its Co-op Gold Pure brand Cashew Butter because it may contain almond which is not declared on the label. 

      This recalled product, also sold in 500 grams, has UPC 0 57316 16812 2 and code 200521 Best Before 30062021.

      These products were sold in several provinces and territories, including B.C. and the Yukon.

      Anyone with allergies to almonds or cashews should not eat these products as they could cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

      So far, there haven’t been any reported reactions to the consumption of these products. However, the recall was initiated after a consumer complaint.

      Goodfood's Crispy Almond Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash and Garlic Sautéed Vegetables

      Meal kit

      As of March 20, Goodfood began recalling its Crispy Almond Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash and Garlic Sautéed Vegetables meal kit, sold in quantities of 2.23 kilograms.

      It’s being recalled due to undeclared mustard. Accordingly, anyone with allergies to mustard should not consume this product as it could cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

      The affected product doesn’t have a UPC code but has code 323 F01 and was delivered between March 14 and 20. It was distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

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