Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 25, 2007 19:05 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Soy in Shirakiku Brand Honey Panko Japanese Bread Crumbs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 25, 2007) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to soy protein not to consume the Shirakiku brand Honey Panko Japanese Bread Crumbs described below. The affected product contains soy which is not declared on the label.

The following product is affected by this alert:

Shirakiku brand, Honey Panko Japanese Bread Crumbs, product of Japan, is sold in 350 g packages bearing the UPC 0 74410 02520 5. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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

The importer Nishimoto Trading, Richmond, British Columbia 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 soy, 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
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    613-760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    613-760-4112
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca