Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 19, 2007 19:52 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk Protein in Great Value Brand White Cake Mix

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 19, 2007) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Wal-Mart Canada Corp. are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume Great Value brand White Cake mix. The affected product may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Great Value brand White Cake mix, a product of U.S.A, is sold in a 524 g box bearing the UPC 6 81131 81151 4. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported illness 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 protein.

The distributor, Wal-Mart Canada Corp., Mississauga, Ontario, 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 milk protein, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
    Kevin Groh
    Director of Corporate Affairs
    905-821-2111 x 8012
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Fred Jamieson (English)
    613-760-4376
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Julie Lacoursiere (French)
    613-760-4044