Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 20, 2009 22:19 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Allergens in Orion and Lotte Brand Biscuits

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2009) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg, milk, peanut, seafood, sesame, soy, and tree nuts not to consume various Orion and Lotte brand Biscuits described below. These products contain allergens which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the following Orion and Lotte brand Biscuits, products of Korea, are affected by this alert. Product information below can be found on the package and on a sticker applied for the Canadian market. On some products, the brand name Orion or Lotte appears only in Korean language.

The following foods are affected by this alert: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/List1.pdf

These products are known to have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan, but may have been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg, milk, peanut, seafood, sesame, soy, and tree nuts.

The importers are 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 egg, milk, peanuts, seafood, sesame, soy, and tree nuts, some of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:



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

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

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

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

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

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

Tree nuts
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/nutnoie.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
    Operations Co-ordination - Quebec Area
    Jean-Louis Michaud (French)
    1-866-806-4115