Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 31, 2005 20:58 ET

Allergy Alert - Undeclared Egg in Safeway Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

Food recall affecting Safeway stores west of Thunder Bay; one ilness reported Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 31, 2005) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume Safeway Signature Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup described below. The affected product contains egg protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Safeway Signature Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup, is sold refrigerated in a 650 mL plastic container bearing UPC 0 58200 14000 2. All Best Before codes of this product are affected by this alert. This product is also sold as hot soup in various size self-serve unlabeled containers from the Deli section of the Canada Safeway stores. The affected product is distributed through Canada Safeway stores in Western Canada and in Ontario west of
Thunder Bay.

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.

Canada Safeway Limited, Calgary, Alberta 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:

David Ryzebol, Canada Safeway Limited, at 403-730-3511

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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