Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 18, 2006 23:23 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk Protein in Various Imported Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 18, 2006) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the various imported products 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, Malaysia and Taiwan, are
affected by this alert.

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Brand Name Product Name Size UPC
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Longevity Top Milk Coffee 20 g x 30 sachets 9 555206 307039
3 in 1 Instant Coffee Mix
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(ii) Coco-Milk Coffee 17 g x 20 sachets 6 924538 388833
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(iii) Black Rice & Sesame 1.12 oz. x 10 sachets 4 712067 899911
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(iii) Oats & Cereal 1.05 oz. x 10 sachets 4 712067 899928
Mixed Powder
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(iii) Mixed Cereal Powder 0.8 oz. x 18 sachets 4 712067 899898
For Adult
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(iii) Black Bean Mixed 1.05 oz. x 10 sachets 4 712067 899904
Cereal Powder
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(iii) Vegetables & Mixed 0.6 oz. x 15 sachets 4 712067 899379
Cereal Powder
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(iii) Yam & Almond Mixed 1 oz. x 10 sachets 4 712067 899935
Powder
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(ii) and (iii) No brand name identified. (ii) Manufacturer is listed on
the back of the package as Hainan Cocoboy Food Co., Ltd., (iii)
Manufacturer is listed on the back of the package as Sun Way Foods Co.
Ltd.


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

  • Media enquiries: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    (613) 368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    (613) 760-4112
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca