Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 02, 2011 23:38 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Milk in Various Possmei Brand Tea Flavour Mix Powders

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Possmei Canada Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the various Possmei brand tea flavour mix powder products described below. The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected products, product of Taiwan, are packaged in 1000g (35.27oz) packages. These packages include a non dairy creamer which contains the undeclared milk ingredient.

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

Product UPC
Coffee snow ice powder 8 85175 01003 6
Taro snow ice powder 8 85175 00211 6
Sesame snow ice powder 8 85175 00163 8
Strawberry snow ice powder 8 85175 01002 9
Mango snow ice powder 8 85175 01000 5
Bubble tea mix hazelnut instant in powder 8 85175 00206 2
Bubble tea mix red bean instant in powder 8 85175 00069 3
Bubble tea mix mung bean instant in powder 8 85175 00067 9
Bubble tea mix peanut instant in powder 8 85175 00072 3
Bubble tea mix magic mocha instant in powder 8 85175 00085 3
Bubble tea mix green tea all in 1 instant in powder 8 85175 00168 3
Bubble tea mix thai tea instant in powder 8 85175 00102 7
Bubble tea mix bubble tea all in 1 instant in powder 8 85175 00235 2
Bubble tea mix vanilla all in 1 instant in powder 8 85175 00170 6
Bubble tea mix bubble ice coffee instant in powder 8 85175 00083 9
Bubble tea mix chocolate instant in powder 8 85175 00123 2
Bubble tea mix banana all in 1 instant in powder 8 85175 00169 0
Bubble tea mix mango instant in powder 8 85175 00077 8
Bubble tea mix papaya instant in powder 8 85175 00071 6
Bubble tea mix kiwi instant in powder NA
Bubble tea mix watermelon instant in powder 8 85175 00074 7
Bubble tea mix pineapple instant in powder 8 85175 00084 6
Bubble tea mix peach instant in powder 8 85175 00093 8
Bubble tea mix avocado instant in powder 8 85175 00101 0
Bubble tea mix coconut instant in powder 8 85175 00079 2
Bubble tea mix green apple instant in powder 8 85175 00075 4
Bubble tea mix honeydew instant in powder 8 85175 00368 7
Bubble tea mix lychee instant in powder 8 85175 00166 9

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 milk.

The importer, Possmei Canada Inc., Markham, Ontario 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 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.

Photos of the product are available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/milk0902.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600