Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 10, 2009 19:40 ET

Warning: Allergy Alert - Undeclared Allergens in Crown, Lotte, and Surasang Brands of Snack Foods From Korea

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2009) -

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

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk, eggs, or tree nuts (almond, hazelnut) not to consume various Crown, Lotte, and Surasang brands of snack foods described below. These products contain allergens which are not declared on the labels.

All codes of the following Crown, Lotte, and Surasang brands of snack foods, imported from Korea, are affected by this alert. Product information below can be found on the package and the sticker applied for the Canadian market.

A list of affected products is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/war0710.pdf

These products have been distributed nationally.

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

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk, eggs, or tree nuts (almond, hazelnut).

The importers are 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 milk, egg, and tree nuts, three of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

Milk: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/milklaite.shtml

Eggs: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/eggoeue.shtml

Tree nuts: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/nutnoie.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

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600