Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 25, 2011 00:47 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Soy in Lundberg Family Farms Brand Sea Salt Rice Chips from USA

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Lundberg Family Farms are warning people with allergies to soy not to consume the Lundberg Family Farms brand Sea Salt Rice Chips described below. The affected product contains soy which is not declared on the label.

The Lundberg Family Farms brand Sea Salt Rice Chips, product of USA, are sold in 170 g (6 oz) packages bearing UPC 0 73416 03540 9 and Code 11011 with Best Before date 2012 FE 13.

This product may have been 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 soy.

The manufacturer, Lundberg Family Farms, Richvale, California, USA 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:

Lundberg Family farms at 530-882-4551; e-mail: info@lundberg.com

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.

Photos of the product are available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/ricechip0625.pdf

Contact Information

  • Mysty Stewart
    McKenzie Agency, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
    707-545-3280

    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600