Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 23, 2009 19:59 ET

Allergy Alert - Undeclared Allergens in Surasang and Cremon Brands of Snack Foods From Korea

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 23, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to eggs or milk not to consume various Surasang and Cremon brands of snack foods described below. These products contain allergens which are not declared on the labels.

Except for one product as noted below, all Best Before date codes of the following Surasang and Cremon brands of snack foods, imported from Korea, are affected by this alert. Product information below can be found on the package and the sticker applied for the Canadian market.

The list of the products is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/products.pdf

These products are known to have been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. However, these products may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported allergic reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to eggs or milk.

The importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Eggs and Milk, two of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

Eggs

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/eggoeue.shtml

Milk

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/milklaite.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600