Cheese, ranch seasoning, mangoes and more recalled from stores in Mississauga, Brampton and Ontario

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Published August 1, 2021 at 6:05 pm

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Health Canada reports that multiple products have been recalled from stores in Ontario this week (July 26 to August 1) due to potential health and safety risks, including in Mississauga and Brampton.

Residents are advised to check if they have these products at home and avoid using or consuming them out of caution.

The following products are affected:


Frank’s RedHot brand Buffalo Ranch Seasoning

Risk: Possible Salmonella contamination. Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick with symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

What you should do: Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.


Al-Rabih brand Halva / Halawa and Tahini

Risk: Possible Salmonella contamination. Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick with symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

What you should do: Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.


Cahills brand Porter Irish Cheddar

Risk: Possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick with symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. 

What you should do: Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.


Various frozen mangoes

Risk: Possible Hepatitis A contamination. Food contaminated with Hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause inflammation of the liver and symptoms such as fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and yellowing in the whites of the eyes and the skin (jaundice). As of July 31, there are three laboratory-confirmed cases of Hepatitis A illness related to this product being investigated in Quebec and Nova Scotia.

What you should do: Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.


Removable Foam Facial Interfaces for the Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality headset

Risk: The foam facial interfaces may cause skin irritation for some people. As of July 16, 2021, the company has received 758 reports of skin reactions in Canada.

What you should do: Contact Facebook Technologies to receive a free silicone cover. Facebook Technologies is contacting all Quest 2 users directly as well.


Equate Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Intense Relief Hand Cream

Risk: The recalled products may have the presence of the microorganism Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosa poses little medical risk to healthy individuals. Individuals with certain health problems or compromised immune systems are at an increased risk of infection if they use the contaminated product.

What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it. Cosumers may contact the company by telephone at 1-800-410-4188, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST for more information and to obtain a refund.


Birkenstock Mogami Kids Sandals

Risk: The rivet that attaches the ankle strap to the side of the sandal may detach, posing a choking hazard.

What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it for a refund. For more information, consumers can contact Birkenstock USA at (844) 505-4055 Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 9:00om EST or by clicking www.birkenstock.com and clicking on “Recall information”.


Generac and DR Portable Generators

Risk: An unlocked handle can pinch consumers’ fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards.

What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable generators, unless the locking pin has been properly inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator, and contact Generac for a free repair kit.


Sail Brand Removable Car Door Steps

Risk: The step clip can break, posing a fall and injury hazard. As of July 26, 2021, the company has received one report of the removable step board breaking causing a strain and sprain in Canada.

What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and go to a SAIL store for a refund.

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