Various brands of debittered brewer's yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut

Starting date:
February 27, 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:
Alder Natural Foods, Jo Anne's Place Health Foods
British Columbia, Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 27, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on February 11, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling various brands of debittered brewer's yeast from the marketplace because they contain 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 products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected products are advised to contact their retailer.

If you have an allergy to peanut, 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 for the various brands of debittered brewer's yeast mentioned on this Food Recall Warning. However, there have been reported reactions associated with other recently recalled brewer's 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 Additional info
Jo Anne's Place Health Foods Debittered Brewer's Yeast 1 lb All products sold up to and including February 27, 2019 None

This product was sold at:

Jo Anne's Place Health Foods, 1260 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, ON

Jo Anne's Place Health Foods, 904 Water St. North, Peterborough, ON

Jo Anne's Place Health Foods, 84 Russell St. West, Lindsay, ON

None Debittered Brewer's Yeast Variable – sold clerk- served All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive None This product was sold at Alder Natural Foods, 27252 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC

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