Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 04, 2006 22:12 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk Protein In Various Imported Instant Coffee, Instant Tea And Soup Mixes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 4, 2006) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the various imported instant coffee, instant tea and soup mixes described below. The affected products contain 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 products, imported from China and Taiwan, are affected by this alert.



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Brand Name Product Name Size UPC
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TW All In One Milk Tea 14g x 12 sachets 4891410000980
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TW All In One Mocha Coffee 14g x 12 sachets 4891410000959
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TW All In One Sumiyaki Coffee 14g x 12 sachets 4891410000966
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TW Light Series 7 g X 11 sachets 4891410001352
All In One Coffee
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TW Light Series 7 g X 11 sachets 4891410001376
All In One Milk Tea
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TW All In One Yuan Yang 14g x 12 sachets 4891410000973
Coffee Tea
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TW All In One Colombian Coffee 14g x 12 sachets 4891410000942
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Jost Napiergrass Green Milk Tea 25 g X 18 packs 4 712277 880174
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Jost Yam & Vegetable Powders 20 g X 15 sachets 4 712277 880280
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All codes are affected by this alert. These products 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 milk protein.

The importers are 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).

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 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

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    (613) 368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Marie-Andree Lefebvre (French)
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    (613) 760-4044