Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 14, 2007 23:40 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert - Undeclared Sulphites in Flying Swallow Brand Tender Bamboo Shoots

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2007) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sulphites not to consume Flying Swallow brand Tender Bamboo Shoots described below. The affected product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Flying Swallow brand Tender Bamboo Shoots is sold in 250 g packages bearing UPC 7 77244 90068 6 and the lot code 2006 9 28.

The affected product has been distributed in British Columbia.

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 sulphites.

The importer, Clover Trading Co. Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 sulphites, 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
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Jean Louis Michaud (French)
    Operations Coordination- Quebec Area
    1-866-806-4115
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca