Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 25, 2011 00:26 ET

AFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Wheat in Indican Brand Punjabi Wadi Spicy Lentil Chunks

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fruiticana Produce Inc. are warning people with allergies to wheat not to consume the Indican brand Punjabi Wadi Spicy Lentil Chunks described below. The affected products contain wheat which is not declared on the label.

The following Indican brand Punjabi Wadi Spicy Lentil Chunks, product of India, are affected by this alert:

SizeUPCCodes
200 g (7oz)6 27726 11641 1N/A
400 g (14oz)6 27726 11640 4N/A
800 g (28oz)6 27726 11653 4N/A

These products have been distributed in British Columbia and Alberta.

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

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

Fruiticana Produce Inc., Surrey, British Columbia 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 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 wheat, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

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.

Photos of the product are available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/indican0625.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600