Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 20, 2011 23:47 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Wheat in Ravi Brand Amritsari Punjabi Wadi

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 20, 2011) -

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

All codes of the following, Ravi brand Amritsari Punjabi Wadi, product of India, are affected
by this alert:

BrandProductSizeUPC
RaviAmritsari Punjabi Wadi200 g (7 oz)7 76511 05012 3
RaviAmritsari Punjabi Wadi400 g (14 oz)7 76511 05013 0

These products are known to be distributed in Alberta and Saskatchewan. However, they may have been distributed in other provinces.

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.

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 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.

Photos of the Ravi Brand Amritsari Punjabi Wadi products are available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/ravi0520.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600