Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 11, 2011 20:09 ET

Allergy Alert/CFIA: Undeclared Wheat in Bangle Hand Inc. Pakkoda

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 11, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Bangle Hand Inc. are warning people with allergies to wheat not to consume Bangle Hand Pakkoda. The affected product contains wheat which is not declared on the label.

The affected product is sold in 200g, 400g, and 1Kg packages. The product may also have been sold in other sizes which are hand written on the package. There are no lot codes or UPC numbers on the package. This product has been distributed in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area .

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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

The manufacturer, Bangle Hand Inc., Toronto, Ontario 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 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.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600