Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 12, 2009 19:49 ET

Allergy Alert/CFIA - Undeclared Allergens in Lotte and Crown Brands of Biscuits From Korea

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk, eggs or hazelnuts not to consume various Lotte and Crown brands of Biscuits described below. These products contain allergens which are not declared on the labels.

All codes of the following Lotte and Crown brands of Biscuits, products of Korea, are affected by this alert. Product information below can be found on the package and the sticker applied for the Canadian market.

A list of products is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/CFIA_0612.pdf

These products are known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, but may have been distributed nationally.

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 milk, eggs, or hazelnuts.

The importers are 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 milk, egg, and tree nuts (hazelnut), three of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

Milk http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/milklaite.shtml
Eggs http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/eggoeue.shtml
Tree nuts http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/nutnoie.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

  • CFIA
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600