Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 16, 2007 18:31 ET

Updated Allergy Alert/CFIA: Undeclared Milk in Mexi-Snax Tortilla Chips

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2007) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml

The public warning issued on November 15, 2007, has been updated to include additional information on product distribution. The affected product has been distributed nationally.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk proteins not to consume Mexi-Snax All Natural Pico de Gallo Tortilla Chips described below. This product may contain milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Mexi-Snax All Natural Pico de Gallo Tortilla Chips, product of USA, is sold in a 255 g package bearing Best By date FEB 12 08 and lot code 2SAQZ B.

This product has 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 allergies to milk proteins.

The importers are 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 Milk, 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
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112