Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 27, 2011 22:18 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert - Undeclared Fish and Shellfish in Kasugai Peanut & You (KSG-Mix Seaweed Peanuts Cracker)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 27, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Tokushin Enterprises Ltd. are warning people with allergies to fish or shellfish not to consume Kasugai Peanut & You (KSG-MIX SEAWEED PEANUTS CRACKER). The affected product contains fish and shellfish which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Kasugai Peanut & You (KSG-MIX SEAWEED PEANUTS CRACKER) is sold in 98 g packages bearing UPC 4 901326 013032 and a sticker with English and French ingredients, a Nutrition Facts Table and the importer's contact information. All lots codes which do not declare fish and shellfish are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba Ontario and Quebec.

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 fish or shellfish.

The importer, Tokushin Enterprises Ltd., Richmond, BC, 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 fish and shellfish, two of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Photos of the product are available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Doc1.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600