Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 11, 2006 23:25 ET

CFIA: ALLERGY ALERT-Undeclared Egg Protein in Piccoli Fioretti Italian Bakery Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2006) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Island City Baking Company are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume Piccoli Fioretti Italian Bakery Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake. The affected product may contain egg protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Piccoli Fioretti Italian Bakery Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake is sold in a 800 g package bearing the UPC 6 80129 05137 6. All best before codes are affected. This product has been distributed in several Costco stores in British Columbia.

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 protein.

Island City Baking Company, Richmond, British Columbia, 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:

Peter Coesel, Island City Baking Company at 1- 604-278-6979. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time - Monday to Friday. CFIA at 1-800-442-2342. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time - Monday to Friday.

For information on egg protein, 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
    Fred Jamieson (English)
    (613) 760-4376
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    (613) 760-4112
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca