Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 31, 2006 21:23 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Egg in Ocean Jewel Brand Frozen Oven Ready Breaded Popcorn Shrimp

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 31, 2006) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume Ocean Jewel brand frozen Oven Ready Breaded Popcorn Shrimp described below. The affected product contains egg which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Ocean Jewel brand Oven Ready Breaded Popcorn Shrimp, product of China, is sold frozen in a 340 g package bearing UPC 0 59371 64331 6. All codes are affected by this alert. This product is known to have been distributed in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec but may have been distributed nationwide.

There has been one reported illness 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 protein.

The importer, Export Packers Company Ltd., Brampton, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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 eggs, one 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
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    (613) 760-4112
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca