ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED CASHEW NUTS IN COCK BRAND MATSAMAN CURRY PASTE

Posted on: Fri, 04/15/2005 - 4:59am
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ALLERGY ALERT
UNDECLARED CASHEW NUTS IN COCK BRAND MATSAMAN CURRY PASTE
OTTAWA, April 12, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to cashew nuts not to consume Cock Brand Matsaman Curry Paste described below. The affected product contains cashew nuts which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who are allergic to cashew nuts.

The affected product, Cock Brand Matsaman Curry Paste, a product of Thailand, is sold in a 400 g package bearing UPC 0 84909 00194 8.

The importer is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product has been distributed in Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to cashew nuts. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time - Monday to Friday.

For information on receiving recalls by electronic mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca."]www.inspection.gc.ca.[/url]

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