Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 06, 2009 17:18 ET

CFIA/Expanded Allergy Alert: Certain Gluten-Free or Wheat- Free Rice Breads Made by Harvest Bakery Contain Undeclared Wheat

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 6, 2009) -

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The public warning issued on April 3, 2009 (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/20090120e.shtm) has been updated to include additional stores.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with sensitivities or allergies to wheat proteins not to consume certain gluten or wheat free organic brown and white rice buns or breads described below because these products contain wheat that is not declared.

The Organic White Rice and Organic Brown Rice Breads or Buns (approximately 454 - 605 g) affected by this alert were sold after January 3, 2009 to today from the following stores.



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Brand Store
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Harvest
Fresh Bakery Harvest Fresh Bakery, 9301 Bathurst St., Richmond Hill
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Buncha Farmers/
Farmer's Kitchen Buncha Farmers, 13A John St. West, Bradford
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Buncha Farmers/
Farmer's Kitchen Harmony Whole Foods Market, 163 First St., Orangeville
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Buncha Farmers/
Farmer's Kitchen Health Plus Nutrition Centre, 8-145 Kingston Rd. East,
Ajax
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Buncha Farmers/
Farmer's Kitchen Healthy Living, 2291 Kipling Ave., Toronto
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Buncha Farmers/
Farmer's Kitchen Nature's Emporium, 16655 Yonge St., Newmarket
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Buncha Farmers/
Farmer's Kitchen Nutrition Plus Natural Foods, 42 Maple Ave, Barrie
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Buncha Farmers/
Farmer's Kitchen Organics on Bloor, 468 Bloor Street West, Toronto
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Buncha Farmers/
Farmer's Kitchen The Natural Food Depot, 2075 Lawrence Ave East,
Toronto
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There have been reported reactions associated with the consumption of both of these products.

Consumption of these products can cause a serious reaction in persons sensitive to gluten or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat proteins.

The manufacturer, Harvest Fresh Bakery, Richmond Hill, Ontario 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 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/wheblee.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600