Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 13, 2011 23:36 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Wheat in Punjabi Wadi Spicy Lentil Chunks

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to wheat not to consume the Punjabi Wadi Spicy Lentil Chunks described below. The affected products contain wheat which is not declared on the label.

The following Punjabi Wadi Spicy Lentil Chunks, product of India, are affected by this alert:

BrandSizeUPCCodes
Asian200 g0 54321 01206 8N/A
Asian400 g0 54321 01207 5N/A
afc200 g0 54321 01206 8N/A
afc400 g0 54321 01207 5N/A
BANSI200 g0 11433 15419 2Batch # DF7111D

These products may have been distributed nationally.

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 Canadian importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

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: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600