Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 05, 2009 20:05 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Product in Wong Wing Vegetable Egg Roll Packages May Contain Undeclared Sesame

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2009) - This alert was transmitted on behalf of Wong Wing to the news media on August 5, 2009

The public warning issued on August 1, 2009 has been expanded to include additional information on product distribution. In addition to Quebec and Ontario, the affected product was sold in Alberta, British Columbia and the Atlantic provinces.

Wong Wing is warning people with sesame allergies not to consume product contained in 680 gram Wong Wing VEGETABLE Egg Roll packages with UPC Number 0 69459 01104 3 and production lot code A0219. The product may contain sesame not declared in the ingredient list on the package.

Consumers with allergies to sesame are advised to check their freezers and return any affected product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. The product can be identified by the UPC Number and the lot code which is embossed on the end panel of the package below the UPC number. Also, the package will contain only six pieces, rather than ten pieces as indicated on the label.

The product was sold in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia and the Atlantic provinces.

There have been no reported allergic reactions associated with the consumption of this product, however, as a precautionary measure, Wong Wing is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

Consumption of the affected product could cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in someone with an allergy to sesame. The product is safe to eat by consumers who do not have a sesame allergy.

Wong Wing is working cooperatively with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and retailers to ensure the affected product is removed from the marketplace.

Anyone with concerns or questions about this recall should call the toll free number on the package (1-866-622-2461), or contact 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 sesame, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the CFIA's Food Allergens web page at:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/sese.shtml

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