Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 04, 2011 19:54 ET

Allergy Alert: Undeclared Wheat in Quality Brand Punjabi Wadi Spicy Lentil Chunks

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Quality Natural Foods Ltd. are warning people with allergies to wheat not to consume Quality brand Punjabi Wadi Spicy Lentil Chunks. The affected products contain wheat which is not declared on the label.

All of the following Quality brand Punjabi Wadi Spicy Lentil Chunks are affected by this alert:

SizeUPC
200 g6 85441 00136 8
400 g6 85441 00137 5

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

These products 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 wheat.

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 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.

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Contact Information

  • Quality Natural Foods Ltd.
    416-261-8700

    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600