Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 07, 2011 22:38 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2011) -

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The public warning issued on October 5, 2011 has been expanded to include additional products and sizes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to fish, shrimp and 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 Mat Kimchi (Cut Cabbage Kimchi) 300 g 8 08248 14422 3 Fish
Chongga Mat Kimchi
(Cut Cabbage
400 g 8 801024 180103 Fish
by Daesang FNF Corporation
Chonggak Kimchi
(Ponytail Radish Kimchi)
2.5 kg 8 08248 14426 1 Fish
by Daesang FNF Corporation
Old Fermented
500 g 8 801024 110155 Fish

These products 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

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  • CFIA Media Relations