Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 01, 2011 03:49 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Fish, Shrimp, Nuts and Sesame in Certain Kimchi Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to fish, shrimp, nuts or sesame not to consume the Kimchi products described below. The affected products contain allergens which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the following products, imported from Korea, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Allergen(s)
Chongga Kimchi Richi
(Mat Kimchi –
Cut Cabbage
Kimchi)
80 g 8 08248 14414 8 Fish
Shrimp
Sesame
Manufactured
by Daesang FNF Corporation
Gat Kimchi
(Mustard Leaves Kimchi)
500 g 8 801024 111008 Fish
Nuts
Manufactured
by Daesang FNF Corporation
Godulbbaegi
(Korean
Lettuce Kimchi)
200 g 8 801024 193448 Fish

These products are known to have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba, but may have been distributed nationally.

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, shrimp, nuts or sesame.

The CFIA is working with Canadian importers to recall all 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 seafood, nuts and sesame, three 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/kimchi0101.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600