Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 26, 2009 19:32 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Sulphites in Sweet Potato Slice

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with sensitivity to sulphites not to consume the Sweet Potato Slice product described below. The affected product may contain sulphites which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the Sweet Potato Slice sold in a 454 g package bearing UPC 6 941882 504139 are affected by this alert. This product is manufactured by Zhongshan Kaxing Industry & Trade Co., Ltd. in China.

The affected product is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. However, it may have been distributed nationally.

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 sensitivity to sulphites.

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 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/sulphe.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

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600