Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 07, 2011 20:56 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Milk in Primo Brand Hearty Chicken Soup

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Baxters Canada Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Primo brand Hearty Chicken Soup described below. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Primo brand Hearty Chicken Soup, is sold in 525 ml cans bearing UPC 0 55900 00554 9 and lot code EST 142 2356 9 230. The affected cans contain Minestrone soup, which has milk ingredients.

This product has been distributed nationally.

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 milk.

The manufacturer, Baxters Canada Inc., St.-Hyacinthe, QC, 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:

Baxters Canada Inc. at 1-888-797-3210; or

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 milk, one 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.

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Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600