Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 03, 2006 21:39 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 3, 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 Malaysia, are affected by this alert.



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Brand Name Product Name Size UPC
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Ben Cafe Colombia 1 2g x 9 sachets 6 920118 550102
International Medellin Flavor (108g)
Flavors I nstant
Coffee Mix
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Ben Cafe Java Djampit 15g x 9 sachets 6 920118 550423
International Flavor Instant (135g)
Flavors Coffee Mix
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Gold Roast Instant Nutritious 600 g (30 g x 20 6 920118 532207
Cereal sachets)
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Gold Roast Calcium Enriched 440g (22g x 20 6 920118 542008
Instant Oatmeal sachets)
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Tenten Instant Nutritious 20 sachets X 30 g 9 556124 101341
Cereal Cereal,
Sugar & Creamer
All-in-one
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Tenten Instant White Coffee 25 g X 15 9 556124 101969
Cappuccino Kopi sachets
Putih Campuran
Segera
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Owl 3 in 1 Instant Tea 540 g (18 g x 30 0 27807 60010 3
Mix with sachets)
Non-Dairy Creamer
and Sugar
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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
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Marie-Andree Lefebvre (French)
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    (613) 760-4044