Food recall: Health Canada warns of some products

Health Canada has announced a number of food recalls in the last month, ranging from chocolate containing undeclared allergens to gluten-free nuggets containing rubber patches.

More than five food products have been recalled in the past few weeks for the presence of milk — specifically, milk without warning.

Several food products have been recalled recently for not warning on the label that they contain milk including chocolate cake, chocolate coffee beans, a chocolate flavored protein powder, and bread. plant-based breakfast, among other products.


On Saturday, Olivia & Leo Gourmet Treats’ Dark 55% Cacao Almond Bark and Chocolate Lab brand Chocolate Coffee Beans were both recalled due to undeclared milk.

Both are sold in Alberta and online, while Chocolate Lab beans are also sold in Ontario.

Saturday also saw the recall of certain Alpha Foods branded plant-based breakfast breads and burritos due to undeclared milk – breads sold nationwide. This recall was first posted on December 16, but was updated on Saturday to include three more breads with labels that do not alert consumers to the presence of milk.

According to Health Canada, it is worrisome that not declaring the presence of milk on the label could lead to an allergic reaction if a person with a dairy intolerance consumes the product.

High Impact Plant Protein, a chocolate flavor, sold by Tony Horton’s Power Life, has also been recalled for undeclared milk as of December 19. This protein powder is sold online and the recall of Health Canada is triggered by this product recall in another country.

Although there have been no documented allergic reactions associated with these products to date, undeclared eggs have caused at least one reaction in customers.

On Wednesday, two Circles & Squares Feast sandwiches were recalled due to the presence of eggs in the bread that were not listed on the label. According to Health Canada, these have been sold in Ontario and are involved in a reaction at this time.

A chicken pie made and sold by Scotian Isle Baked Goods in Ontario was also recalled on December 16 for undeclared eggs, but the recall was made by the company itself and is not related to date. to any allergic reaction.


Several recent recalls have been motivated by more unusual concerns than by misleading trademarks.

On Tuesday, Venetian Meats Finocchiona Salami Sweet Fennel was recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination test result.

The products were sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. Consumers are warned to throw away any product that is in the affected lot.

Food contaminated with salmonella can cause “serious and sometimes fatal infections,” and as a result even healthy people can experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.

A cheese sold in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec was also recalled on December 16 due to possible contamination with an even more dangerous bacteria: listeria.

Igor’s Gorgonzola Dolce has been recalled due to possible listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause vomiting, persistent fever and muscle aches. In severe infections, it can even lead to death.

Health Canada warns that many people may have purchased this cheese without knowing the brand.

“The recalled product may have been sold by a variety of retailers, serviced by staff, or in smaller packages, with or without labels that may not have the same brand, product name or expiry date. best,” the recall notice states. “Consumers who are unsure whether they have purchased the recalled product should contact their retailer.”

Finally, more bizarrely, the Pinty’s Eatwell Chicken Nuggets brand was recalled earlier this month after pieces of rubber were found in the food. According to Health Canada, these nuggets were sold nationwide.

In late November, a light Casa Grande salsa sold in Newfoundland and Labrador was recalled due to metal fragments in it.

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