Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 05, 2011 21:29 ET

Allergy Alert/CFIA: Undeclared Sulphites in Quality Brand Super Tasty Rasmalai

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Quality Natural Foods Ltd. are warning people with allergies to sulphites not to consume Quality brand Super Tasty Rasmalai. The affected products contain sulphites which are not declared on the label.

The following Quality brand Super Tasty Rasmalai is affected by this alert:

SizeUPC
1 Kg6 85441 00307 2
4 Kg6 85441 00311 9

There are no lot codes or batch numbers on these products.

These products have been distributed nationally.

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

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

The importer, Quality Natural Foods Ltd., Scarborough, Ontario 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:

Quality Natural Foods Ltd. at 416-261-8700;

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 sulphites, 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 products are available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/rasmalai.pdf

Contact Information

  • Quality Natural Foods Ltd.
    416-261-8700

    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600