Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 19, 2009 23:58 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Allergens in Shakespeare Meat Pies

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Shakespeare Pies are warning people with allergies to egg, milk, sulphites and/or soy not to consume Shakespeare meat pies. The affected products contain egg, milk, sulphites and/or soy which are not declared on the label.

The affected products, Shakespeare meat pies, described below, are sold frozen in 5" and 9" sizes. The labels do not bear a lot code, best before date or UPC.



5" Pies

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Flavour Undeclared allergens
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Chicken Egg, milk, sulphites, soy
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Turkey Egg, milk, sulphites, soy
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Beef Egg, milk, sulphites
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Steak & Mushroom Egg, milk, sulphites
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Steak & Kidney Egg, milk, sulphites
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Beef & Pork Egg, milk, sulphites
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Tortiere Egg, milk, sulphites
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TexMex Egg, sulphites
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9" Pies (Large)

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Flavour Undeclared allergen(s)
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Chicken Egg, soy
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Turkey Egg, soy
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Beef Egg, milk
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Steak & Mushroom Egg, milk
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Steak & Kidney Egg, milk
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Beef & Pork Egg, milk
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Tortiere Egg, milk
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TexMex Egg
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These products have been distributed in Ontario.

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 eggs, milk, sulphites and/or soy.

The manufacturer, Shakespeare Pies, Shakespeare, ON, 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:

Shakespeare Pies at (519) 625-1286; or,

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 egg, milk, sulphites and soy, four 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 receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600
    or
    Shakespeare Pies
    519-625-1286