Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 29, 2005 21:55 ET

ALLERGY ALERT - HONEY

SULFATHIAZOLE RESIDUES IN HONEY SOLD BY PINE GROVE ACRES APIARIES IN COLLINGWOOD

Attention: Agriculture Editor, Assignment Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Health/Medical Editor

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 29, 2005) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Pine Grove Acres are warning people with allergies to sulfa drugs not to consume the Pine Grove Acres, Pure Natural Wildflower Honey described below. The affected product contains residues of sulfathiazole. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to sulfa drugs.The Pure Natural Wildflower Honey affected by this alert was sold only from Pine Grove Acres Apiaries, R.R. # 2, Collingwood, Ontario between June 2004 to July 2005. The product was sold in 680 g, 3 lbs, 15 lbs and 30 lbs containers, bearing the name Pure Natural Wildflower Honey, Canada No. 1 White. The honey containers also bear the name and address of Pine Grove Acres Apiaries.Pine Grove Acres Apiaries, Collingwood, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.Consumption of this product may expose susceptible individuals to a potential risk of an allergic reaction, including anaphylactic shock. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time - Monday to Friday.For information on receiving recalls by electronic mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

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