Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 25, 2011 13:01 ET

CFIA/Amendment-Allergy Alert: Undeclared Soy in Red River Brand Hot Cereal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2011) -

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The previous public warning issued on September 24, 2011 has been amended to correct the company telephone number.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. are warning people with allergies to soy not to consume the Red River Hot Cereal described below. The affected product may contain soy, which is not declared on the label.

All codes of Red River Hot Cereal sold in 1.35 kg packages bearing the UPC 0 59000 03960 2 are affected by this alert.

This product may have been 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 allergies to soy.

The manufacturer, Smucker Foods of Canada Corp., Markham, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This recall does not impact Red River Hot Cereal products distributed in the United States. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. at 1-888-815-6842;

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 soy, 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.

A photo of the product is available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cerea0925.pdf

Contact Information

  • Maribeth Burns Badertscher
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    The J.M. Smucker Company
    330-684-3034

    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600