Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 15, 2009 21:10 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Sulphites in Rocky Mountain Grain Products "More Than a Square Meal" Bar With Raisins

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 15, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Rocky Mountain Grain Products (Division of 299614 Alberta Ltd.) are warning people with sensitivity to sulphites not to consume the "More Than a Square Meal" bar with Raisins described below. The affected product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label.

The Rocky Mountain Grain Products "More Than a Square Meal" bar with Raisins is sold in a 200 g package bearing UPC 8 31537 00012 2. Only those packages of this product which do not clearly declare sulphites on the label are affected by this alert.

The affected product is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. However, it is likely this product was 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 sensitivity to sulphites.

Rocky Mountain Grain Products (Division of 299614 Alberta Ltd.), Lethbridge, AB, 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/sulphe.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

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600