Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 05, 2011 00:41 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Peanuts in OceanPrime Brand Breaded Squid Rings Salt & Pepper

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and OceanPrime Inc. are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the breaded squid rings (salt & pepper) described below. The affected product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected product is sold in 908g packages bearing UPC 6 287727 433104. All pack codes of this product are affected.

This product has been distributed in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba and
British Columbia.

There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

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

The importer, OceanPrime Inc., Woodbridge, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

OceanPrime Inc. at 1-800-563-6222 ext. 225

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

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600