In Canada, Valley Flax Flour is recalling its Wheat Free Pancake Mix because it may contain gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat flour and other products. Anyone with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease who eats this product may have a serious reaction.
The Wheat Free Pancake Mix, from Valley Flax Flour, is sold in 500 gram containers. The codes on the product are PC12145, PC12199, and PC12202. The UPC number is 52203 00051 2. The product was distributed in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. For questions, call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.
When someone with celiac disease eats a food containing gluten, their bodies think it is an invader and reacts by damaging the villi that line the small intestine. This damage can lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as stomach cramps, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and unexplained weight loss. Long term damage can lead to malnutrition, since the intestine loses its ability to absorb nutrients.