Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 02, 2006 21:55 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 2, 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 mixes and cereal 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 Singapore and Taiwan, are affected by this alert.



Brand Name Product Name Size UPC
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Mr.Brown Coffee Mr.Brown Arabica 15 gm x 30 bags 4 710085 122509
Coffee Instant
3 in 1
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Mr.Brown Coffee Mr.Brown 15 gm x 30 bags 4 710085 122523
Mangheling
Coffee
Instant 3 in 1
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gold kili Instant 3 in 1 180 g (18 g x 10 8 888296 049017
Milk Tea sachets)
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gold kili 3 in 1 Instant 600 g (30 g x 20 8 888296 089020
Cereal sachets)
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gold kili Instant Honey Ginger 220 g (22 g x 10 8 888296 019102
Latte sachets)
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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.

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