Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 26, 2007 00:14 ET

CFIA:Allergy Alert - Undeclared Sulphites in PETALES&CIE Pesto Rosso Sundried Tomatoes Pesto

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan 26, 2007) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Petales et Cie are warning people with sensitivities to sulphites not to consume PETALES&CIE Pesto Rosso Sundried tomatoes pesto described below. The affected product contain sulphites which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, PETALES&CIE Pesto Rosso Sundried tomatoes pesto, is sold in a 200 ml glass jar. All lot codes and expiry dates of the product are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed in Quebec and Ontario.

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 sensitivities to sulphites.

The manufacturer, Petales et Cie, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, 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 one of the following numbers:
Petales et Cie at 450-349-3282, Monday 9:00a.m. to Friday 5:00 p.m.;
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 products causing severe adverse reactions, 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.

Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/

Contact Information

  • Media enquiries:
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-760-4232
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-760-4112
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca