Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 17, 2008 22:49 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): Allergy Alert - Undeclared Sulphites in Cedar Phoenicia Brand Greek Golden Peppers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with sensitivities to sulphites not to consume Cedar Phoenicia brand Greek Golden Peppers described below. The affected product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Cedar Phoenicia brand Greek Golden Peppers, product of Greece, is sold in a 1.5 L jar bearing UPC 0 62356 54160 6.

This product has been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites.

The CFIA is working with the importer to have the affected product removed from the marketplace.

For more information consumers and industry can call the 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 sulphites, one of the nine most common food products causing severe adverse reactions, 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

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112