Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 14, 2005 20:36 ET

ALLERGY ALERT

UNDECLARED EGG IN HIGH LINER ROASTED GARLIC & HERB SOLE SEASONED BREADED FILLETS Attention: Agriculture Editor, Assignment Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 14, 2005) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

OTTAWA, October 14, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and High Liner Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume High Liner Roasted Garlic & Herb Sole seasoned breaded fillets. The affected product contains egg protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, High Liner Roasted Garlic & Herb Sole seasoned breaded fillets , is sold Frozen in a 500g package bearing UPC 61763 04139. All codes of this product are affected by this alert. This product is distributed nationally.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein.

High Liner Foods Inc, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia 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:

High Liner Foods Inc. at 1-877-991-3474 from 8:30 a.m Eastern Time, Monday to Friday
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday.

For information on egg protein, 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.

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Media enquiries:

Mario Patenaude
High Liner Foods Incorporated
(902) 634-9475, extension 3445

Garfield Balsom (English) Sharron Stewart (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall Office of Food Safety and Recall
( 613 ) 760 - 4232 ( 613 ) 760 - 4068
/For further information: Garfield Balsom
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
(613) 760-4232/ IN: AGRICULTURE, FOOD, HEALTH, RETAIL

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