CANADA ALLERGY ALERT-PEANUT/SULPHITES IN CERTAIN GOURMET PRODUCTS

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By Patti PeanutAllergy Com on Tue, 01-01-08, 18:57

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED PEANUT PROTEIN OR SULPHITES IN CERTAIN BABY GOURMET PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, December 31, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Baby Gourmet are warning people with allergies to peanut protein or sensitivities to sulphites not to consume the Baby Gourmet products described below. The affected products may contain peanut protein or sulphites which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the following Baby Gourmet products are affected by this alert:

1. Organic Moroccan Lamb with Couscous, sold frozen in a double poly lined bag containing 10 x 25 ml cubes. This product may contain undeclared peanut protein.

2. Seasonal Fruit Compote, sold frozen in a double poly lined bag containing 12 x 25 ml cubes. This product contains undeclared sulphites.

These products have been distributed in Calgary.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanut protein or sensitivities to sulphites.

The manufacturer, Baby Gourmet, Calgary, Alberta, 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 one of the following numbers:

Jennifer Broe, Baby Gourmet at 403-614-9821;

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).

Groups: None

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