Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 18, 2008 00:22 ET

CFIA/Warning: Safety Hazard Alert-Lychee Flavor Nata De Coco in Konnyaku Jelly Poses A Choking Hazard

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2008) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Lychee Flavor Nata De Coco in Konnyaku Jelly, a mini cup dessert described below, as it poses a choking hazard.

The affected product, was sold in plastic bags with Japanese text and the package bears a bilingual sticker that describes the product. Product is described as Nata De Coco in Konnyaku Jelly, Lychee Flavor. Each bag contains 12 mini cups and bears UPC 4 560124 220389. The affected mini-cup jelly product is about the size of coffee creamer with rounded edges. It contains a flavoured centre.

This product was imported by Daiso Store Canada Ltd., Richmond, BC and was only sold from the Daiso Store located at Hazel Bridge Way, Richmond, BC.

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, Daiso Store Canada Ltd., Richmond, 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