Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 02, 2005 14:35 ET

FOOD RECALL

ALLERGY ALERT - HIGHLAND HONEY MAY CONTAIN SULFA DRUG RESIDUE Attention: Agriculture Editor, Assignment Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 2, 2005) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

OTTAWA, September 2, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Highland Honey - Jim Smith are warning the public with sensitivities to sulfa drugs not to consume Highland honey as the product may be contaminated with sulfathiazole, a sulfa drug residue.

The affected honey is sold in unmarked containers of variable weights. This product has been distributed from the farm gate of Highland Honey - Jim Smith located in Fergus, Ontario.

There has been no reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulfa drugs.

The manufacturer, Highland Honey - Jim Smith, Fergus, 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 the CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 from
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local 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.

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Sharron Stewart (English) Linda Leblanc (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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(613) 760-4068 (613) 760-4112
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Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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