Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 07, 2011 21:19 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Peanuts in Certain Sweet Potato Shape Snack and Turbinate Shape Snack Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2011) - Audio clips available at

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Uncle T Food Ltd. are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the Sweet Potato Shape Snack and Turbinate Shape Snack products described below. The affected products may contain peanuts which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the following products of Korea, imported for Uncle T Food, are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC
Sweet Potato Shape Snack 200 g 8 802876 200902
Sweet Potato Shape Snack 55 g 8 802876 200926
Turbinate Shape Snack 200 g 8 802876 200919
Turbinate Shape Snack 55 g 8 802876 200933

These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanuts.

The importer, Uncle T Food Ltd., Richmond, British Columbia, 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).

For information on peanuts, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: Food and consumer product recalls are also available at

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations