Purity brand Spearmint Lumps and Bull's Eyes recalled due to undeclared wheat

Starting date:
November 4, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Subcategory:
Allergen - Gluten, Allergen - Wheat
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Purity Factories Ltd.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
9419

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 4, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on November 1, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. The additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Purity Factories Ltd. is recalling Purity brand Spearmint Lumps and Bull's Eyes from the marketplace because they contain wheat which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to wheat or sensitivity to gluten should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you have an allergy to wheat or sensitivity to gluten, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Who is affected

There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. 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
Purity Spearmint Lumps 170 g All codes where wheat is not declared on the label 0 57858 08035 7
Purity Bull's Eyes 170 g All codes where wheat is not declared on the label 0 57858 08030 2

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