The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced that Great Value popping corn, sold at Walmart stores across Canada, has been recalled because of the presence of insects in its product.
This irrelevant material advisory took effect on February 6, 2018 following consumer complaints to both Walmart and the agency, said spokesperson Anna Matos.
The type of insect in the unpopped kernels was not determined during the investigation, she said.
Matos says, however, popping corn, like other grain or agricultural product, is susceptible to insects, particularly during storage of the grain.
Matos also says no related illnesses have been reported.
The recall is considered a “class III,” which means the use of, or exposure to, the “disturbing product is not likely to cause any harm,” she said.
CFIA does not have any information about the volume sold.
The agency does not have a photograph of the recalled product either.
The Great Value recall affects the one-kilogram size with the UPC 6 81131 76007 2, the agency said.
It includes all best before dates on or before December 28, 2017, it said.
This is the second national recall of a popcorn product because of insects in as many months.
The recall of Selection brand popping corn was issued on December 27, 2017.
It includes all best before dates on or before December 28, 2017.
Walmart Canada Corporation issued the recall.
The Selection brand recall affects the one-kilogram size with the UPC 0 59749 88103 6 and best before dates of July 26 to September 29, 2017, as well as the two-kilogram size with the UPC 59749 88102 and best before dates of July 25 to September 29, 2017.
Metro Brands is the recalling firm.