Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 26, 2009 18:46 ET

Allergy Alert-Undeclared Allergens in Lotte Brand Snack Foods From Korea

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2009) - Audio clips available at

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to almond, egg, milk, peanut and soy not to consume the Lotte brand snack foods described below. These products contain allergens which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the following Lotte brand snack foods, imported from Korea, are affected by this alert. Product information can be found on the package and the sticker applied for the Canadian market.

Product Size UPC Undeclared Allergens
Snack (Kancho) 50 g 8 801062 247417 Almond, egg, milk
Snack (Kancho) 200 g 8 801062 247578 Almond, egg, milk
Cookie (Margaret) 228 g 8 801062 248537 Almond, egg, milk, peanut and

These products are known to have been distributed in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. However, they 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 almond, egg, milk, peanut and soy.

The importer is 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, eggs, milk, peanuts, soy, and tree nuts, some of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:





Tree Nuts:

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Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations