Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 02, 2011 19:34 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Soy in Century Brand Bicol Express Canned Tuna

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and AFOD Ltd. are warning people with allergies to soy not to consume Century brand Bicol Express canned Tuna described below. This product contains soy which is not declared on the label.

The Century brand Bicol Express Tuna, product of Philippines, is sold in 180 g cans bearing UPC 7 48485 10033 3. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Yukon.

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 soy.

The importer, AFOD Ltd., Richmond, BC, 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 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 soy, 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.

The photos of the product are available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cfiaT.pdf

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600