Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 29, 2008 00:27 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): Allergy Alert - Undeclared Milk in Safeway Crumpets

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway Limited are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume Safeway Crumpets. The affected crumpets may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected Safeway Crumpets, 6 count, in 264 g packages bear a lot code 0448 C and a UPC 0 58200 18492 1.

This product was distributed on or after February 13, 2008 in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest Territories.

There has been no 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 milk 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:

Canada Safeway Limited at 1-800-SAFEWAY;

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 milk 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.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Fred Jamieson (English)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-760-4376
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Julie Lacoursiere (French)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-760-4044
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca
    or
    Canada Safeway Limited
    David Ryzebol
    Vice President Public Relations and Government Affairs
    403-730-3511