Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 14, 2008 18:35 ET

Warning/Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Updated Allergy Alert-Undeclared Soy and Milk Proteins in Max's Christmas Cake Almond Iced

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2008) - Audio clips available at

The public warning issued on January 10, 2008 has been updated to include additional information on product distribution. The affected product was also sold in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Max's Donuts (1964) Ltd are warning people with allergies to soy or milk proteins not to consume Max's Christmas Cake almond iced described below. The affected product may contain soy and milk proteins which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Max's Christmas Cake almond iced, is sold in two (2) sizes:

1. 500g - 17.7 oz packages bearing the UPC 0 63396 07214 3; and,

2. 800g - 28.2 oz packages bearing the UPC 0 63396 07224 2.

All lot codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

There has been no reported allergic 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 soy or milk proteins.

The manufacturer, Max's Donuts (1964) Ltd, Vancouver, 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 one of the following numbers:

Max's Donuts (1964) Ltd at 604-251-3351;

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 and milk, two of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Fred Jamieson
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Linda LeBlanc