Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 16, 2011 02:55 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Fish and Shrimp in Certain Nonghyup Arumchan and Nonghyup Suncheon Brand Kimchi Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2011) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to fish and/or shrimp not to consume the Nonghyup Arumchan and Nonghyup Suncheon brand kimchi products described below. The affected products contain fish and shrimp which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the following kimchi products are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC
Nonghyup Arumchan Matkimchi - Korean Kimchi 500 g 8 801421 102036
Nonghyup Arumchan Pogikimchi - Korean Kimchi 500 g 8 801421 101060
Nonghyup Suncheon Pogikimchi - Korean Kimchi 1000 g 8 802052 000029

These products have been distributed in Ontario.

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 fish and/or shrimp.

The importer, Korea Food Trading, Vaughan, ON, 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 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 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 products are available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/kimchi16.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600