Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 21, 2012 02:21 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Allergens in Various Baked Goods

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2012) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk or soy or sensitivity to sulphites not to consume the baked goods described below. The affected products may contain allergens which are not declared on the label.

The following Kettleman's Bagel Co. brand products, where milk and/or soy and/or sulphites are not declared on the label, are affected by this alert:

Product Weight Allergen(s)
Banana (cake) 600 g Milk, Soy, Sulphites
Carrot & Pineapple (cake) 600 g Milk, Soy, Sulphites
Triple Chocolate (cake) 600 g Milk, Soy, Sulphites
Banana Chocolate Chip (cake) 600 g Milk, Soy, Sulphites
Blueberry Lemon (cake) 600 g Milk, Soy, Sulphites
Lemon Poppy (cake) 600 g Milk, Soy, Sulphites
Marble (cake) 600 g Milk, Soy, Sulphites
Chocolate Homentashen 375 g Milk, Soy
Prune Homentshen 375 g Sulphites
Apricot Homentashen 375 g Sulphites
Poppy Homentashen 375 g Sulphites

These products have been distributed in Ottawa, Ontario.

The ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ) transmitted an alert to the news media on January 19, 2012 concerning affected Solly's brand products distributed in Quebec. Please click on the following link for details:
http://www.mapaq.gouv.qc.ca/fr/Consommation/rappelsaliments/2012/01/Pages/2203.aspx

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk or soy or sensitivity to sulphites.

The manufacturer, Solly's, Montreal, QC, 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 milk, soy and sulphites, three of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600