Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 09, 2011 03:21 ET

CFIA/Amended Allergy Alert: Undeclared Fish, Shrimp and Sesame in Certain Kimchi Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2011) -

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The public warning issued on September 30, 2011 has been amended to correctly identify the allergens present in the recalled products and to provide additional distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to fish, shrimp or sesame not to consume the Kimchi products described below. The affected products contain allergens which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the following products, imported from Korea, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Allergen(s)
Chongga Kimchi Richi
(Mat Kimchi –
Cut Cabbage
80 g 8 08248 14414 8 Fish
by Daesang FNF Corporation
Gat Kimchi
(Mustard Leaves Kimchi)
500 g 8 801024 111008 Fish
by Daesang FNF Corporation
Lettuce Kimchi)
200 g 8 801024 193448 Fish

These products are known to have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, but may have been distributed nationally.

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

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to fish, shrimp or sesame.

The CFIA is working with Canadian importers to recall all affected products 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 seafood and sesame, two of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: Food and consumer product recalls are also available at

Photos of the products are available at the following link:

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations