Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 03, 2009 21:51 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk, Sesame Seeds, Soy and Almonds in Certain Foods From Korea

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 3, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk, sesame seeds, soy and almonds not to consume the various food products described below. The affected products contain milk, sesame seeds, soy and almonds which are not declared on the label.

The list of products, imported from Korea, affected by this alert is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/CFIA.pdf

These products are known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. However, it is likely these products were 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, sesame seeds, soy and almonds.

The CFIA is working with importers to remove 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, sesame seeds, soy and tree nuts, four of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/milklaite.shtml

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/sese.shtml

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/soye.shtml

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/nutnoie.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
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600