Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 28, 2011 21:41 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Sulphites in Maple Smell Brand Dried Sweet Potato

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Summer Star Trading Co. Ltd. are warning people with sensitivity to sulphites not to consume the Maple Smell brand Dried Sweet Potato described below. The affected product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label.

The Maple Smell brand Dried Sweet Potato, product of China, is sold in 400 g packages bearing UPC 6 930992 401032 and Lot code 4.01.0.3.2.00.4.

This product has been distributed in Ontario.

There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivity to sulphites.

The importer, Summer Star Trading Co. Ltd., Toronto, ON 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: 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.

A photo of the product is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/ptato.jpg.

Contact Information

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