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Food recall: Health Canada issues alert on various products

Health Canada has posted several food recalls over the past month, ranging from chocolate to gluten-free bars with unknown allergens.

More than five food products have been recalled in recent weeks due to the presence of milk, especially in the absence of warnings.

Some food products that were recently recalled for not labeling milk include chocolate candy, chocolate coffee beans, chocolate-flavored protein powder and vegan breakfast sandwiches.

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Both Darkness 55 Percent Cacao Almond Bark w Chocolate Lab Brand Chocolate Coffee Beans were recalled by Olivia and Leo Gourmet Treats on Saturday because of unpasteurized milk.

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

As seen on Saturday the undeclared milk caused some food items to be called Alpha branded vegetarian breakfast sandwiches and burritos – sandwiches that were being sold locally. That recall was first published on December 16, but was updated on Saturday to include three more sandwiches with labels that did not warn consumers about the presence of milk.

According to Health Canada, there is concern that not declaring the presence of milk on the label could result in an allergic reaction if a person who does not tolerate milk consumes the product.

High Impact Plant Protein, Chocolate Flavour, sold by Power Life by Tony Horton, was also said to be in undeclared milk as of 19 December. This protein powder is sold online and has been recalled in another country by Health Canada.

Although no allergic reactions have been reported in connection with these products to date, at least one reaction has occurred in one customer due to unpasteurized eggs.

On Wednesday, Circle and Square recalled two types of Fest sandwiches due to the presence of eggs in the sandwiches that were not listed on the label. According to Health Canada, it was sold in Ontario and is currently linked to a backlash.

Chicken Pot Pie, made by Scotian Isle Baked Goods and sold in Ontario, was also called out on December 16. Due to an undisclosed egg, but the recall was made by the company itself and has not yet been linked to any allergic reaction.

Salmonella, metal and rubber

Some recent recalls have been driven more by unusual concerns than by misinformation.

On Tuesday, test results from Venetian beef Fanucina sweet fennel revealed the presence of salmonella. radioactive pollution.

Products have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. Consumers are advised to dispose of any product within the affected lot.

Food contaminated with Salmonella can cause “serious and sometimes fatal infections”, and even healthy people may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

A type of cheese sold in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec was also recalled on December 16 because of possible contamination with a deadly bacterium: listeria.

Gorgonzola Dolce de Igor was so named because of the possible presence of listeriosis monocytogenes, which can cause vomiting, persistent fever, and muscle pain. In severe infection, it can cause death.

Health Canada has warned that many people may have bought cheese without knowing the brand.

“The recalled product may be sold by a number of retailers, either as the initial supplier or in smaller packages, with or without a label, that may contain the same brand name, product name or best before date.” Can’t be,” the recalled products say. withdrawal. “Consumers who are unsure whether they purchased the recalled product are encouraged to contact the retailer.”

At the more exotic end are the gluten-free chicken nuggets from the Etoile de Bentley brand. He was called up at the beginning of the month. After getting pieces of rubber in the food. According to Health Canada, these coins have been sold across the country.

A lightweight saucer designed by Casa Grande was put up for sale in Newfoundland and Labrador in late November because it contains metal parts.

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