Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 17, 2006 19:14 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk Protein in GreenMax Imported Product

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the GreenMax imported product described below. The affected product contains milk protein which is not declared on the label.

This is an ongoing investigation. The CFIA is working with Canadian importers to identify all affected products that were distributed in Canada. Additional allergy alerts could be issued as a result.

The following product, imported from Taiwan, is affected by this alert.

Brand Name Product Name Size UPC
GreenMax Ginger Milk Tea 20 g x 10 sachets 4 713398 110454
with Brown Sugar

All codes are affected by this alert. This product may have 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 protein.

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).

List of imported products that contain undeclared milk protein.

For information on milk protein, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at

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

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Davendrea Sharma (English)
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    (613) 755-2890
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    (613) 760-4112