Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 28, 2006 22:49 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk Protein in Various Imported Instant Coffee Mixes and Cereal Mixes

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 28, 2006) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the various imported instant coffee mixes and cereal mixes described below. The affected products contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The following products, imported from Singapore and Malaysia, are affected by this alert.



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Brand Name Product Name Size UPC
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Gold Choice All in 1 Instant 600 g (30 g X 20 9 556555 000053
Nutritious sachets)
Cereal - Vanilla
Flavour
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Gold Choice All in 1 Instant 600 g (30 g X 20 9 556555 000046
Nutritious sachets)
Cereal - Chocolate
Flavour
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Gold Choice Instant Ginseng 400 g (20 g X 20 9 556555 000176
Coffee Premix sachets)
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Gold Choice Instant White Coffee 500 g (25g X 20 9 556555 000183
Cappuccino Premix sachets)
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Gold Choice 3 in 1 Instant 600 g (30 g X 20 9 556555 000060
Coffee Mix sachets)
Campuran Kopi
Segera Premix
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CappaRoma Cappuccino Original 15 envelopes 8 888311 091168
Italian 6.35 oz. (180 g)
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CappaRoma Cappuccino Hazelnut 15 envelopes 8 888311 091151
6.35 oz. (180 g)
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Gold Roast Instant Cereal 600 g (30 g X 20 8 888311 010138
Powder sachets)
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Gold Roast Instant Cereal 600 g (30 g X 20 8 888311 010152
Powder sachets)
(Chocolate)
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Gold Roast Instant Cereal 600 g (30 g X 20 8 888311 010084
Powder sachets)
(High Calcium & Low
Sugar)
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Gold Roast 3 in 1 Instant 400 g (20 g X 20 8 888311 090444
Coffee Mix sachets)
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Gold Roast 3 in 1 Instant 200 g (20 g X 10 6 920118 532283
Coffee Mix sachets)
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Ben Cafe Hawaii Kona Flavor 135 g (15g X 9 6 920118 550409
International Instant Coffee Mix sachets)
Flavors
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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).

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:
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    (613) 368-1622
    or
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    (613) 760-4112