Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 23, 2010 02:58 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Fish and/or Egg in Certain Instant Noodle Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

Editors note: Photos for this release will be available on Marketwire's website.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to fish or egg not to consume the instant noodle products described below. The affected products contain fish and/or egg ingredients which are not declared on the label.

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



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Brand Product UPC Size Allergen(s)
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Maruchan Dried Noodle
(Men Zukuri "Awase Miso") 4 901990 320450 103 g Fish
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Maruchan Dried Noodle
(Men Zukuri "Shoyu") 4 901990 320443 94 g Egg, Fish
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These products have been distributed in British Columbia.

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 allergies to fish or egg.

The importer, True World Foods Inc. of Canada, Richmond, BC, 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 fish and egg, two 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 all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

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To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit our web site at: www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600