Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 23, 2007 23:49 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert - Undeclared Sesame Seeds in Nino D'Aversa Bread Crumbs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2007) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sesame seeds not to consume Nino D'Aversa Bread Crumbs. The affected product may contain sesame seeds which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Nino D'Aversa Bread Crumbs, is sold in 375 g containers bearing UPC code 0 65763 00120 6. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in Ontario.

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 sesame seeds.

The manufacturer, Nino D'Aversa Bakery Ltd., Downsview, 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:

Armando or Domenic, Nino D'Aversa Bakery Ltd., at 1- 416-638-3271;

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

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Jean-Louis Michaud (French)
    Operations Co-ordination - Quebec Area