Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Cereal Recall

Ottawa, February 15, 2019 – Nature’s Path Foods Inc. is recalling various EnviroKidz brand cereals from the marketplace because they may contain wheat and gluten which are not declared on the label.

People who have an allergy to wheat, celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand NameCommon NameSizeCode(s) on ProductUPC
EnviroKidzGorilla Munch Corn Puffs Organic Cereal284g08/24/20190 58449 86002 0
EnviroKidzJungle Munch Cinnamon Organic Cereal284g08/01/20190 58449 87027 2
EnviroKidzChoco Chimps Chocolate Organic Cereal284g08/27/20190 58449 87023 4

Portofino Almond Stollen Bread Recall

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) – Portofino European Bakery brand Gluten Free Almond Stollen recalled due to undeclared wheat

Gluten-free almond stollen made by Portofino European Bakery is the subject of the recall due to undeclared wheat, which can be a danger to those with wheat or gluten allergies, according to a CFIA release dated December 27.The agency did not indicate in the notice whether or not any illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported.

Recall date: December 27, 2018
Reason for recall: Allergen – Gluten, Allergen – Wheat
Hazard classification: Class 3
Company / Firm: Portofino Bakery Ltd.
Distribution: British Columbia
Extent of the distribution: Retail
Reference number: 12696

 
 

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Portofino European Bakery Gluten Free Almond Stollen 700 g BB DEC 26
BB DEC 27
BB DEC 28
6 61172 02077 9
6 61172 01002 2

Kamy Salad Dressing Recalled Due to Wheat

CFIA News Release

Ottawa, April 11, 2018 – Trust Express Inc. is recalling Kamy brand Salad Dressing from the marketplace because they contain milk and wheat which are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk or wheat, celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in British Columbia and Ontario and may have been sold in other provinces or territories.

 

Gluten Recall: Sensations brand Pecan-Crusted Cheesecake Collection

sensations pecan crusted cheesecake collection

Ottawa, April 4, 2018 – Sobeys Inc. is recalling Sensations brand Pecan-Crusted Cheesecake Collection from the marketplace because it contains wheat which is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy to wheat, celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders should not consume the recalled product described below.

Reason for Recall: Allergen – wheat
Product(s): Sensations brand Pecan-Crusted Cheesecake Collection
Recalling Firm: Sobeys Inc.
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Size: 340 g
Code(s) on Product: 18008A4 1A, 18008A4 2A, 18008A4 2P
UPC: 6 23682 11931 2

Product details are available at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2018-04-04/eng/1522897560997/1522897563235

Vinh Thuan Rice Flour for Cake recalled for Gluten

Vinh Thuan brand Rice Flour for Cake

CFIA Alert

Vinh Thuan brand Rice Flour for CakeFood Recall Warning (Allergen): Vinh Thuan brand Rice Flour for Cake recalled due to undeclared gluten
Reason for recall: Allergen – Gluten
Hazard classification: Class 3
Company / Firm: Thai United Food Trading Ltd.
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution: Retail
Reference number: 11858
Size: 400 g
EXP: 30/08/2018 8
Product UPC: 934734 212038

Japanese Rice Cakes recalled due to undeclared wheat

Canadian Food Inspection Agency News Releasewismettac logo

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) – Japanese Rice Cakes recalled due to undeclared wheat
Recall date: April 7, 2017
Reason for recall: Allergen – Gluten, Allergen – Wheat
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Wismettac Asian Foods
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the distribution: Retail
Reference number: 11318

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
N/A (Japanese Characters Only) Japanese Rice Cakes (Kashiwa Mochi Sk Br.) 250 g All codes where wheat is not declared on the label 4 903226 102106 &
0 74410 70824 5

Frying wheat products does not make them gluten-free

Canadian Celiac Association New Release

April 3, 2017 (Mississauga, ON.) The myth that frying wheat products makes them gluten-free is endangering people with Celiac disease.

gluten-free fryerPeople often liken the frying process to cooking an egg. In the case of an egg, frying it changes the colour and structure of the egg. While heating gluten in a fryer does change the structure of the gluten protein, it does not make it safe for someone with Celiac disease.

Heating wheat to 65°C (140°F) unwraps the three-dimensional structure of the protein, like it does for eggs, but that is not enough to prevent an immune system reaction for someone with Celiac disease.

The trigger for the gluten reaction in someone with Celiac disease is a very short peptide chain within the larger protein. Peptides are chains of amino acids that make up a protein. The only thing that will break the peptide chain apart and make gluten safe for people with Celiac disease is a complete breakdown of the chain into its component amino acids.

“These peptides are extremely difficult to break apart – they are designed to resist the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract,” explains Sue Newell of the CCA.

There is some question about the exact temperature for this complete breakdown, with a suggestion that heating the food to 315°C (600°F) for 30 minutes may be sufficient. At that point, however, the food is inedible.

The Canadian Celiac Association recommends that people with Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities avoid any food cooked in oil has also been used for wheat-based products.

Kismet Brand Methe Powder Recalled

By The Canadian Food Inspection Agency

A recall has been added to the CFIA’s Food Recall Report.

Class: 2
Reason for Recall: Allergen – Wheat
Product(s): Kismet brand Methe Powder (Fenugreek Powder)
Recalling Firm: New Generation Foods
Distribution: British Columbia

Product details are available at: http://inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2016-10-06-r10937/eng/1476887702311/1476887705387

 

Beware of Barley Malt Containing Beverages

malt barley root beer

Courtesy CCA National

malt barley root beerToday is one of those hot hazy summer days when not much sounds better than sitting beside the pool and enjoying an “adult beverage”, that is, something with alcohol in it.

This year, the range of beverages that do not contain gluten is larger than ever before thanks to the popularity of ciders, hard root beer, and what the industry likes to call “one pour” or “ready-to-drinks” beverages.

The concern is that you need to determine if there is gluten in the form of barley malt in the product based on its category. Hard root beers are a good example: Crazy Uncle has no gluten ingredients; Mad Jack is a combination of a regular lager beer (containing gluten) and root beer. Nearly all of the ciders contain no gluten but a few include barley malt. Holy Crow Bruised Apple Cider Ale tells you right from its name that it contains gluten.

If you live in or near Quebec the problem gets even worse. Some beverages sold at the SAQ (Quebec liquor stores) are fine but the beverage with the same name sold at Costco has malt added to it. In Quebec, only malt beverages can be sold in alternate outlets like Costco and corner stores.

The solution is to extend the motto “read every label every time” to “read the ingredient list ON THE BOTTLE YOU ARE ABOUT TO CONSUME every time”. A bother? Yes. Worth it to keep yourself safe? Absolutely.