Anyone with perogies in their fridge or freezer should check to see if they are among recent provincial or national recalls of products from two different brands.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) initially announced that Surrey’s Hillside Products had issued a food recall for specific Pearl’s Perogies products in British Columbia on April 30.
The products are being recalled due to tartrazine (a synthetic yellow food dye) not being declared on the label.
The affected products include two types of Pearl’s Perogies Homemade (Style) Perogies, sold in 600 gram packages: cheddar cheese and potato with UPC 0 62066 00010 3; and bacon, cheddar, cheese, and potato with UPC 0 62066 00090 5.
Following that, the CFIA announced that on May 8, the recall expanded to more of the same types of perogies but with different UPC numbers: cheddar cheese and potato with UPC 0 62066 00015 8 and bacon, cheddar, cheese, and potato with with UPC 0 62066 00045 5.
After that, the CFIA announced that a different perogy product was also undergoing a national recall.
On April 9, Joe’s Gluten-Free Foods issued a recall for its potato and onion perogies, sold in 360 gram packages with UPC 6 28451 40002 8 and date codes Best Before 2019JL29 and Best Before 2021AU20.
Then on May 12, the recall expanded to include perogies with the same UPC but with date codes Best Before 2021SE05, Best Before 2021SE12, and Best Before 2021OC20.
The products are being recalled because they contain milk, which isn’t declared on the label.
Anyone with dairy allergies should not consume this product as it could cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.
There has been one illness reported linked to consumption of this product.
Anyone with this product should return it to the place of purchase or dispose of it.