Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 25, 2015 18:47 ET

Food Recall Warning (Allergen): Merilin Brand Black Pepper Powder Recalled Due to Undeclared Wheat

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Merilin International Trading Inc. is recalling Merilin brand Black pepper powder from the marketplace because they contain wheat which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to wheat or a sensitivity to gluten should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Merilin Black pepper powder 200 g 6 935309 099865 All codes where wheat is not declared on the label
Merilin Black pepper powder 454 g 6 935309 019979 All codes where wheat is not declared on the label

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you have an allergy to wheat or a sensitivity to gluten, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

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View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process


This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

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