Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 23, 2007 20:38 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Sesame Seeds In Green Bean Cake Imported By Wing On New Group Canada Inc.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 23, 2007) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sesame seeds not to consume the Green Bean Cake described below. The affected product contains a sesame filling which is not declared on the label.

The Green Bean Cake was imported from China by Wing On New Group Canada Inc., Markham, Ontario. This product is sold in 240 g packages bearing the UPC 6 927091 806011. There is no brand name listed in English or in French. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in Ontario.

There has been one reported reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sesame seeds.

The importer is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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 sesame seeds, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at 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
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Davendra Sharma (English)
    613-755-2890
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Julie Lacoursiere (French)
    613-760-4044