Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 14, 2008 20:53 ET

CFIA/Warning: Allergy Alert - Undeclared Milk in Fresh 2 Go Brand Beef Tortellini

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and AFC Food Group are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Fresh 2 Go Beef Tortellini. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Fresh 2 Go brand Beef Tortellini, is sold in 2 package sizes, 350 g bearing UPC 0 59749 87838 8, and 700 g bearing UPC 0 59749 87841 8. All Best Before date codes of this product are affected by this alert.

This product has been sold at A&P, Dominion, Loeb, Metro, The Barn and Ultra stores in Ontario.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk proteins.

The manufacturer, AFC Food Group, Woodbridge, Ontario 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:

AFC Food Group's Customer Care line at 1-877-233-0040

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 milk 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
    AFC Food Group
    1-877-233-0040