Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 27, 2008 21:50 ET

CFIA/Warning: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Wheat and Soy Proteins in Bahay-Kubo and Ongpin Cuisine Meat Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2008) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to wheat or soy not to consume certain meat products described below. These products contain wheat or soy which is not declared on the label.

All sizes and codes of the following products are affected by this alert:



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Brand Product UPC Allergen
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Bahay-Kubo Chicken Embutido 7 74310 96120 6 Wheat
Chicken Meat Loaf
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Bahay-Kubo Pork Embutido 7 74310 96110 7 Wheat
Pork Meat Loaf
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Bahay-Kubo Pork - Bola 7 74310 96030 8 Soy
Steamed Bun
with Meat Ball
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Bahay-Kubo Chicken Bola 7 74310 96020 9 Soy
Steamed Bun with
Chicken Ball
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Ongpin Cuisine Pork Lumpia 8 78052 00013 8 Soy
Shanghai Style Pork
Spring Roll
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These products have been distributed in Ontario.

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 wheat or soy proteins.

The manufacturer, Gardena Food Corporation, Scarborough, ON, is voluntarily recalling the 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 Wheat or Soy, two 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.

Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Davendra Sharma (English)
    613-755-2890
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Julie Lacoursiere (French)
    613-760-4044