Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 19, 2007 23:07 ET

CFIA: Updated-Allergy Alert-Undeclared Allergens in Certain Rice Cracker Products Manufactured in Japan by Sanko-Seika

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 19, 2007) -

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The previous public warning issued on March 27, 2007 has been updated to list additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg, fish, milk, sesame, soy and wheat proteins not to consume certain rice cracker products manufactured in Japan by Sanko-Seika. The affected products contain egg, fish, milk, sesame, soy and wheat which may not be declared on the label.



All packages of the following products which do not properly declare the
presence of allergens on the label are affected by this alert:

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Product Name Size UPC Undeclared Allergen
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Rice Cracker 95 g 4 901626 064109 Sesame, Milk, Egg
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Rice Cracker 105g 4 901626 055046 Fish, Milk, Wheat, Soy
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Rice Cracker Bag 184g 4 901626 012254 Fish
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Rice Cracker with 150g 4 901626 041506 Sesame
Peanuts
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Rice Cracker and 180g 4 901626 040400 Fish
Peanut
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Rice Cracker and 300g 4 901626 042152 Milk, Egg, Fish,
Peanut Shrimp
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Rice Cracker 132g 4 901626 030203 Wheat and Soy
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Rice Cracker 175g 4 901626 055008 Milk, Wheat and Soy
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Rice Cracker 250g 4 901626 011059 Milk, Egg, Wheat,
Shrimp
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Sesame Rice 95g 4 901626 037837 Fish
Cracker
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Rice Cracker 105g 4 901626 037509 Fish
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Assorted Rice 95 or 106g 4 901626 015408 Wheat
Cracker
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Rice Cracker Bag 300g 4 901626 085906 Fish
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Echigo Taruyaki 129 g 4 901626 035604 Fish, wheat
Soy Sauce Rice
Cracker
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Echigo Taruyaki 138 g 4 901626 035659 Fish, wheat
Sesame Rice
Cracker
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Cracker - Echigo 129 g 4 901626 035604 Fish, wheat
Taru Yaki Shoyu
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The affected products are known to have been distributed in British Columbia and 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 egg, fish, milk, sesame, soy and wheat proteins.

The CFIA is working with importers of rice crackers manufactured by Sanko-Seika, Japan to have the affected products removed from the market place.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on egg, fish, milk, sesame, soy and wheat, six of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.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
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    (613) 760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Julie Lacoursiere (French)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    (613) 760-4044
    Website: www.inspection.gc.ca