RECALLS: Cookies, cheeses, lentils and black pepper recalled in Ontario

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Published June 16, 2024 at 4:49 pm

Ontario residents are advised to inspect their homes for these food items that may contain sand, dirt, and harmful bacteria, posing various health risks.

Another week and another set of recalls.

Ontario residents are advised to inspect their homes for these food items which may contain sand, dirt, and harmful bacteria.


Universal Bakery brand Organic Aussie Bites

Universal Bakery - Organic Aussie Bites - 850 g - front

The following item and batch numbers are affected by the recall:

Universal Bakery: Organic Aussie Bites— Lot#BEF2 135 05 24

  • 850 grams, SKU: 7 31216 10398 7 with the best-before date of August 28, 2024

The product is being recalled because it contains gluten which is not declared on the label.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is actively investigating food safety concerns, which may result in additional product recalls.

Risks: Health hazard for those with allergies to gluten or celiac disease.

What you should do: Do not consume and throw away.

One reaction was reported to be associated with the consumption of this product.


Sitara brand Brown Lentils

Sitara - Brown Lentils - 1.81 kg - Front

The following items are part of the recall:

  • Sitara Brown Lentils: 1.81 kg with SKU 6 28915 56114 2.

The product is being recalled from the marketplace because it may contain wheat which is not declared on the label.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is actively investigating food safety concerns, which may result in additional product recalls.

Risks: Health hazard for those with allergies to gluten or celiac disease.

What you should do: Those sensitive should stop consuming and discard the product.

One reaction was reported to be associated with the consumption of this product.


Various brands of Cheese

Les Fromages Rumba Queso Cotija - Cotija Cheese 350g

Various cheese brands possibly contain microbial contamination, and reactions can be life-threatening in some cases.

According to Health Canada, staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as “staph” or “staph A,” is a bacterium frequently found on healthy human skin.

While typically harmless, it can cause infections if it enters the body. These infections range from minor issues like boils and pimples to serious conditions such as pneumonia or bloodstream infections.

The following items are part of the recall:

Queso Campesino Country Cheese

  • Weight: 200 g
  • LOT Number: CA140524
  • Packed on: May 24, 2017
  • Best Before: July 16, 2016
  • Brand: Rumba

Asadero Mexican Style Cheese

  • Weight: 200 g
  • LOT Number: CA140524
  • Packed on: May 24, 2017
  • Best Before: July 16, 2024
  • UPC: 8 91911 00125 1
  • Brand: Rumba

Queso Fresco Fresco Cheese

  • Weight: 400 g
  • LOT Number: QF140524
  • Packed on: May 24, 2015
  • Best Before: July 14, 2024
  • Brand: Rumba

Campesino

  • Weight: 6 kg
  • LOT Number: CA140524
  • Packed on: May 24, 2017
  • Best Before: July 16, 2024
  • Brand: Rumba

Asadero

  • Weight: 6 kg
  • LOT Number: CA140524
  • Packed on: May 24, 2017
  • Best Before: July 16, 2024
  • Brand: Rumba

Queso Fresco Grilling Cheese

  • Weight: 200 g
  • LOT Number: CAE140524
  • Packed on: May 16, 2024
  • Best Before: August 14, 2024
  • UPC: 627 843 776 413
  • Brand: Sabana

Asadero Grilling Cheese

  • Weight: 200 g
  • LOT Number: CA140524
  • Packed on: May 24, 2017
  • Best Before: July 16, 2016
  • Brand: Sombrero

Risks: Poses health hazards.

What you should do: Do not eat the cheese and throw it away.

As of June 16, there have been no reports of individuals falling ill after consuming the product.


Panchvati Supermarket brand Black Pepper

The following batches are being recalled:

  • Panchvati Supermarket—Black Pepper Powder Coarse: 200 grams, batch 12062023, SKU 1 23456 00217 3.

The item is being recalled because it contains sand and dirt.

Risks: Poses health hazards.

What you should do: Do not consume and toss the product in the garbage.

As of June 16, there have been no reports of individuals falling ill after consuming the product.


 

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