Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 25, 2006 20:56 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Sesame Seed in ENER-G Brand Wylde Pretzels

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 25, 2006) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sesame seed not to consume ENER-G brand Wylde Pretzels described below. The affected products may contain sesame seed which is not declared on the label.

All "Best if used by" codes up to and including 5 1 2007 (i.e., May 1, 2007) of the following products made in the USA are affected by this alert:

1) ENER-G brand Wylde Pretzels sold in a 227 g package bearing UPC 0 75119 64725 5.

2) ENER-G brand Wylde Pretzels sold in a 113 g package bearing UPC 0 75119 64715 6.

The affected products are known to have been distributed in Ontario but may have been distributed across Canada.

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 sesame seed.

The importer 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 sesame seeds, 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
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Marie-Andree Lefebvre (French)
    613-760-4044