Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 22, 2006 00:27 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Egg in President's Choice Brand "Pork and Ham Pate"-Cognac

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 22, 2006) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg proteins not to consume President's Choice brand "Pork and Ham Pate" - Cognac flavour, described below. The affected product contains egg which is not declared on the label.

The following product is affected by this alert:

President's Choice brand "Pork and Ham Pate" - Cognac flavour, sold in 150 g size packages, bearing UPC 0 60383 11327 8 and the Best Before date up to and including 07FE15 (February 15, 2007).

This product was distributed in Ontario and Atlantic 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.

The manufacturer, Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel Inc., Blainville, Quebec, 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 one of the following numbers:

Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel Inc., 450-979-0001 ext. 230.

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

  • Media enquiries:
    Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel Inc.
    (450) 979-0001 ext. 230
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    (613) 368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    (613) 760-4112
    Website: www.cfia-acia.agr.ca