Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 07, 2006 00:26 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Egg And Milk in Worthington Vegetable Skallops

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 7, 2006) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg and milk proteins not to consume the Worthington Vegetable Skallops described below. The affected product contains egg and milk proteins which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Worhtington Vegetable Skallops, is packaged in a 1 LB. 4 oz can with a green label and a UPC 28989 23303. Only cans with a manufacturing code beginning with 10055CS SK stamped on the bottom of the cans are included in this alert.

This product is known to have been sold from Oshawa and Toronto, Ontario, and may have also been sold in other provinces.

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 allergies to egg or milk proteins.

This CFIA alert is initiated in response to a recall by Worthington Foods, Battle Creek, MI, USA. According to Worthington Foods, the recall was initiated after it was discovered that the label for Worthington Skallops, which does not declare egg or milk, was mistakenly applied to a limited number of cans containing veggie hot dog type product containing egg and milk.

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 and milk proteins, two of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at 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
    Davendra Sharma (English)
    (613) 755-2890
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Marie-Andree Lefebvre (French)
    (613) 760-4044
    www.cfia-acia.agr.ca