Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 24, 2008 16:30 ET

CFIA: Safety Hazard Alert/Three Fish Brand Bidrico Fruit Jelly-A Mini Cup Dessert With Konjac Powder Poses a Choking Hazard

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 24, 2008) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume assorted flavours of Three Fish brand Bidrico coconut/fruit jelly with Konjac powder, a mini cup dessert described below, as it poses a choking hazard.

The affected product was sold in a 1 Kg Bear shaped plastic jar containing assorted flavours of Three Fish Bidrico coconut/fruit jelly cups. Product label list a UPC 4 560124 220389. The affected mini-cup jelly product is about the size of coffee creamer with rounded edges.

This product was imported from Vietnam by Seng Fung Distribution & Marketing Ltd., Vancouver, BC., and sold in Alberta and British Columbia.

There have been no choking incidents associated with the consumption of this product.

Over the years there have been reported fatalities associated with the consumption of certain mini-cup jelly products in Canada, United States, Australia and various Asian countries. Depending upon the size, shape and consistency mini-cup jelly products may become lodged in the throat and may be difficult to remove. There are some other mini-cup jelly products on the market that are not affected.

The importer, Seng Fung Distribution and Marketing Ltd., Vancouver, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

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 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
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Davendra Sharma (English)
    613-755-2890
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112