Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 22, 2011 00:36 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Sulphites in Haldiram's Nagpur Brand Petha Cubes Indian Sweets

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 22, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Quality Natural Foods Ltd. are warning people with allergies to sulphites not to consume Haldiram's Nagpur brand Petha Cubes Indian Sweets. The affected products contain sulphites which are not declared on the label.

The following Haldiram's Nagpur brand Petha Cubes Indian Sweets are affected by this alert:

SizeUPCCodes
1 Kg8 904004 406214All codes and Best Before dates are affected.
4 Kg8 904004 406221All codes and Best Before dates are affected.

These products have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sulphites.

The importer, Quality Natural Foods Ltd., Scarborough, Ontario 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 one of the following numbers:

Quality Natural Foods Ltd. at 416-261-8700;

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 sulphites, 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 products are available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/petha0422.pdf

Contact Information

  • Quality Natural Foods Ltd.
    416-261-8700

    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600