Food recall warning

Brewers Yeast Debittered sold at Old Fashion Foods recalled due to undeclared peanut

Starting date:
February 15, 2019
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Allergen - Peanut
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Old Fashion Foods
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated: 2019-03-13

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 15, 2019 - The food recall warning issued earlier today has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Old Fashion Foods is recalling repackaged Brewers Yeast Debittered from the marketplace because it contains peanut which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanut should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

If you have an allergy to peanut do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Who is affected

There have been no reported reactions for the Brewers Yeast Debittered sold at Old Fashion Foods. However, there have been reported reactions associated with other recently recalled Brewers Yeast products.


This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint.The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
None Brewers Yeast Debittered 250 g All units sold up to and including February 11, 2019. n/a
None Brewers Yeast Debittered 500 g All units sold up to and including February 11, 2019. n/a

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