Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 12, 2009 13:34 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Peanuts and Sesame Seeds in Choripdong Brand Biscuits (Rice Puffs) From Korea

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 12, 2009) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts or sesame seeds not to consume the Choripdong brand Biscuits (Rice Puffs) described below. The affected product contains peanuts and sesame seeds which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the Choripdong brand Biscuits (Rice Puffs), product of Korea, sold in 280 g packages bearing UPC 8 809000 435056, are affected by this alert.

This product is known to have been distributed in British Columbia and Alberta. However, it is likely this product was distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses 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 or sesame seeds.

The CFIA is working with importers to remove the affected product 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 and sesame seeds, two of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

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

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