Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 04, 2009 00:04 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Certain Gluten-Free or Wheat-Free Rice Breads Made by Harvest Bakery Contain Undeclared Wheat

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 4, 2009) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with sensitivities or allergies to wheat proteins not to consume certain gluten or wheat free organic brown and white rice buns or breads described below because these products contain wheat that is not declared.

The Organic White Rice and Organic Brown Rice Breads or Buns (approximately 454 - 605 g) affected by this alert were sold after January 3, 2009 to today from the following stores: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/aee0404.pdf

There have been reported reactions associated with the consumption of both of these products.

Consumption of these products can cause a serious reaction in persons sensitive to gluten or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat proteins.

The manufacturer, Harvest Bakery, Richmond Hill, 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 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 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/wheblee.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