Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 24, 2012 22:44 ET

ACIA/Allergy Alert: Certain Lin's Farm Brand Honey Products May Contain Sulfonamide Antibiotic Drug Residue

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2012) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Israel's Judaica Centre, also known as Israel Book and Gift, are warning people with allergies to sulfonamides not to consume the Lin's Farm brand honey products described below because they may contain harmful sulphonamide antibiotic drug residue.

The following Lin's Farm brand honey products, imported from Israel and bearing lot code BB 07/2014, are affected by this alert.

Product Size UPC Lot Code
Pure Honey 250 g 8 90648 00101 5 BB 07/2014
Pure Honey 130 g 8 90648 00123 7 BB 07/2014
3 Healthy delights,(3 jar gift pack) 3 jars x 30 g 8 90648 00104 6 BB 07/2014

These products have been distributed in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.

There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these honey products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sulphonamides.

The importer, Israel's Judaica Centre, also known as Israel Book and Gift, Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products 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:

Israel's Judaica Centre, also known as Israel Book and Gift, at 1-800-449-5918 or 1-416-256-2858, Ext 23, or Ext. 29; email: contact@israelsjudaica.com

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 all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

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    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600