Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 04, 2007 22:54 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Egg and Soy in Various Sandwich Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2007) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hygaard Fine Foods Ltd. are warning people with allergies to egg and soy proteins not to consume the various sandwich products described below. The affected products contain egg and soy proteins which are not declared on the label.



All " Best Before" codes are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Undeclared
Allergen
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Hygaard Philly Steak Sub 219 g 0 65504 49497 7 Egg, Soy
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Hygaard Hoagie Family Pack 720 g 0 65504 49757 2 Egg, Soy
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Hygaard Lumberjack Sub 312 g 0 65504 49413 7 Egg, Soy
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Hygaard Mini Sub 133 g 0 65504 49430 4 Egg, Soy
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Hygaard Hoagie 238 g 0 65504 49424 3 Egg, Soy
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Hygaard Deli Roast Beef & 215 g 0 65504 49452 6 Egg, Soy
Cheddar Sandwich
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Hygaard Deli Ham & Cheddar 215 g 0 65504 49451 9 Egg, Soy
Sandwich
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Hygaard Spicy Donair 155 g 0 65504 49467 0 Egg
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Hygaard Cheeseburger Family Pack 480 g 0 65504 49758 9 Soy
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Hygaard Chunky Chicken Baked 348 g 0 65504 49476 2 Egg, Soy
Sub
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Co-Op Hoagie Sandwich 238 g 0 65504 49803 6 Egg, Soy
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Co-Op Mini Sub Sandwich 133 g 0 65504 49807 4 Egg, Soy
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The Snack Co. Hoagie 238 g 6 27976 10585 2 Egg, Soy
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The Snack Co. 12" Tiny Tim Sub 387 g 6 27976 10580 7 Egg, Soy
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The affected products have been distributed nationally.

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 egg and soy proteins.

The manufacturer, Hygaard Fine Foods Ltd., Sherwood Park, Alberta, 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 one of the following numbers:

Steve McWhirter, VP. Hygaard Fine Food Ltd. 780-467-4050

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 Eggs and Soy, 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

  • Media enquiries:
    Hygaard Fine Foods Ltd.
    Steve McWhirter, VP.
    (780) 467-4050
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    (613) 368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    (613) 760-4112
    Website: www.inspection.gc.ca