Why is the CFIA issuing a recall for bottled honey but not products sweetened with honey?
The CFIA originally recalled products containing honey based on the link between Chloramphenicol and aplastic anaemia, a potentially fatal reaction in a small number of people. Protecting public health and safety is always the key consideration, and therefore with limited information at the time, a decision was made to recall all secondary products in which the tracked shipment of honey was used. Health Canada has since refined its advice that people can continue to consume products that may contain honey as the risk is extremely low. Based on this additional information, the CFIA has revised its alert.