Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 12, 2008 21:06 ET

CFIA/Warning: Allergy Alert - Undeclared Egg in Lucerne 10% Half & Half Cream

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Lucerne Foods (a division of Canada Safeway Limited) are warning people with allergies to egg proteins not to consume Lucerne 10% Half and Half Cream described below. The affected product may contain egg which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Lucerne 10% Half and Half Cream, is sold in a 1 L paper carton bearing Best Before date NO26 and UPC 0 58200 07825 1. This product has been distributed in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

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 egg proteins.

The manufacturer, Lucerne Foods (a division of Canada Safeway Limited), Calgary, AB is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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

Bruce Bowman, Canada Safeway Limited at 403-730-3508.

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 eggs, 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 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
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112
    or
    Canada Safeway Limited
    Bruce Bowman
    403-730-3508