Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 27, 2006 17:46 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 27, 2006) -
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the 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 Malaysia are affected by this
alert.

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Brand Product Name Size UPC
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Aik Cheong Instant 300 g 9 556771 000295
Cappuccino White (25 g x 12 sachets)
Coffee 3 in 1
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Aik Cheong Instant Coffee 600 g 9 556771 000097
Mix 3 in 1 (20 g x 30 stick packs)
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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 importer 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).

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