Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 21, 2008 16:46 ET

Allergy Alert: Undeclared Sulphites in Six Fortune Brand Papaya Cake and Strawberry Cake

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2008) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with sensitivity to sulphites not to consume the Six Fortune brand Papaya Cake and Strawberry Cake products described below. The affected products contain sulphites which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the following products, imported from Taiwan, are affected by this alert.



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Brand Product Size UPC
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Six Fortune Papaya Cake 250 g 0 79763 11100 1
Six Fortune Strawberry Cake 250 g 0 79763 11098 1
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These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

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

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivity to sulphites.

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 on Sulphites, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.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

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112