Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 23, 2010 15:36 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Wheat In Certain Ready To Eat Big Bob's Brand Deli Meats

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Big Bob's Sausage & Deli are warning people with allergies to wheat not to consume the ready to eat Big Bob's brand deli meats described below. The affected products contain wheat which is not declared on the label.

All lots of the following Big Bob's brand meat products are affected by this alert:

  • Polish Sausage
  • Ham Sausage
  • Smokies
  • Bratwurst

These products are sold in 4.54 kg (10 lb) boxes with no UPC and no lot code. In addition, they may have been sold in various weights at deli counters. Consumers with allergies to wheat are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have the affected products. 

These products have been distributed in Saskatchewan.

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

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

The manufacturer, Big Bob's Sausage & Deli, Regina, SK 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:

Kelly Garchinski, Big Bob's Sausage & Deli, at 306-525-4260;

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 Wheat, 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 our web site at: www.inspection.gc.ca.

Pictures of the product are available at the followind address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Bier1.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600