Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 18, 2005 03:19 ET

CFIA: ALLERGY ALERT-Undeclared Egg and Wheat in Serafina's Fine Foods Brand Ravioli Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 18, 2005) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Serafina's Fine Foods are warning people with allergies to egg protein or wheat not to consume Serafina's Fine Foods brand ravioli products described below. The affected products contain egg and wheat which are not declared on the label.

The following Serafina's Fine Foods brand ravioli products, sold frozen in 400 g packages, are affected by this alert:



1. Asparagus Ravioli
2. Cheese Ravioli
3. Classic Ravioli
4. Squash Ravioli
5. Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli
6. Smoked Salmon Ravioli
7. Halibut & Crab Ravioli
8. Veal Parmigiano Ravioli
9. Lobster Ravioli
10. Prosciutto & Sundried Tomato Ravioli
11. Porcini Ravioli


These products have been distributed in British Columbia.

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 protein or wheat.

The manufacturer, Serafina's Fine Foods, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia, 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:

Serafina's Fine Foods (250) 757-8329 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time;

CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday.

For information on egg and wheat, 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:
    Serafina's Fine Foods
    (250) 757-8329
    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
    Marie-Andree Lefebvre (French)
    (613) 760-4044
    www.inspection.gc.ca