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ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN HOPING BRAND PRESERVED DATES IMPORTED FROM CHINA

(OTTAWA, Sept. 29, 1999) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with a sensitivity to sulphites not to consume Hoping Brand Preserved Dates. This product contains sulphites not declared on the label.

Consumption of sulphites can cause a life-threatening reaction in persons with hypersensitivity.

The dates are sold in 227 gram packages with UPC 6 901007006016 and may have been distributed across Canada. They may also be sold in other sizes of package.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The product is being recalled from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information contact:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa Jean-Louis Michaud (613) 225-2342, ext. 3799 Pager: (613) 7600-0570

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On Nov 21, 1999

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ALLERGY ALERT -- UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN OLD DUTCH REGULAR 32-GRAM POTATO CHIPS

OTTAWA, November 19, 1999 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers with an allergy to milk not to eat Old Dutch Regular Potato Chips sold in 32 g packages with the manufacturer*s date code of 26.01.00, and UPC code 66343 00505 because the product contains milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected product has been distributed in Manitoba. The manufacturer, Old Dutch Foods Limited, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is removing all affected product from sale.

Consumption of this product is of concern to those who are allergic to milk proteins. Milk can cause severe reactions in individuals who are allergic to this ingredient. There has been one reported illness associated with this product. Consumers may return the product to the point of purchase for reimbursement.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information please contact Old Dutch Foods* Consumer Care Department at 1-800-351-2447.

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For more information, contact:

Chris Hansen Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa (613) 225-2342, ext. 5345 Pager: (613) 760-4376

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On Nov 23, 1999

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ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED SULPHITE IN MUNCHIE MIX

OTTAWA, November 23, 1999 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers with a sensitivity to sulphites that Munchie Mix distributed in Manitoba contains sulphite that is not declared on the label. Munchie Mix is sold in 0.300 kg clear plastic bags labelled as Munchie Mix and distributed by K&M Distributors, Winnipeg, Manitoba, with the UPC code 057908 116579.

Consumption of sulphite can cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sulphite hypersensitivity. There have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

Although not the reason for this alert, consumers who are allergic to peanuts or nuts should note that Munchie Mix contains peanuts clearly visible and identifiable in the product but not clearly declared on the label. The product also may contain nuts.

K&M Distributors is voluntarily recalling this product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Consumers who have any concerns about sulphites, nuts or peanuts in Munchie Mix may contact Mike Gilmour at K&M Distributors, (204) 949-3550.

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For more information, media may contact:

Jean-Louis Michaud Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613) 225-2342 poste 3799, pager: (613) 364-2002

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On Nov 26, 1999

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The following information was transmitted to the news media on November 25, 1999 by Kraft Canada Inc of Toronto, Ontario.

ALMOND AND PISTACHIO NUT ALLERGY ALERT

TORONTO, November 25, 1999 - Kraft Canada is advising consumers allergic to almond and/or pistachio nuts that Jell-O Lemon Instant Pudding (106 g) sold at A&P, Dominion, Ultra-Mart or Food Basics stores in Ontario only could contain a small amount of almond and pistachio nuts.

As a precaution, we are voluntarily recalling any affected Jell-O Lemon Instant Pudding products with Code Number 92642 and asking consumers who are allergic to almond and/or pistachio nuts not to eat this product. The code number is imprinted on the side panel. This recall does not affect any other code dates of Jell-O Lemon Instant Pudding or any other Jell-O flavours or products, sold at any other stores outside of Ontario.

This alert is of concern only to consumers in Ontario who are allergic to almond or pistachio nuts.

Kraft Canada has advised the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and it is in agreement with our actions. We are also sending letters to all Ontario members of the Canadian Allergy & Asthma Information Association.

Anyone requiring more information should call the Kraft Canada Consumer Response Centre at 1-800-706-4458. The Centre is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST), Monday to Friday.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency Jean-Louis Michaud (613) 225-2342, ext. 3799 Pager: (613) 364-2002

Kraft Canada Inc Colleen O*Toole (416) 441-5340 Pager: (416) 330-5136

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On Nov 26, 1999

The following information was transmitted to the news media on November 19, 1999 by Stella D*oro Biscuit Company of the Bronx, New York.

STELLA D*ORO ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED NUTS IN LADY STELLA ASSORTMENT

Bronx, New York, November 19, 1999 - Stella D*oro Biscuit Company of the Bronx, New York is voluntarily recalling Lady Stella Assortment Cookies because it may contain undeclared almonds, hazelnuts or cashews.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The Lady Stella Assortment was distributed in Montreal and Toronto through retail stores, and may have been distributed elsewhere in Qu

On Nov 26, 1999

I just spoke with Elizabeth Campbell (Stella D*oro Biscuit Company) and they will be immediately putting an allergy warning on this product in Canada, as they do for their U.S. product already.

Stella D*oro Biscuit Company Elizabeth Campbell (416) 253-3313

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On Nov 30, 1999

ALLERGY ALERT: UNDECLARED ALMOND & PISTACHIO NUT IN JELL-O BRAND INSTANT PUDDING PRODUCTS

Toronto, November 29, 1999 - Kraft Canada is advising consumers allergic to almond and/or pistachio nuts not to consume four flavours of Jell-O Instant Pudding products as they may potentially contain a small amount of almond and pistachio nuts.

The company is taking the extra precaution of voluntarily recalling the following four Jell-O Instant Pudding products with the following code dates only, distributed nationally. The code number is imprinted on the side panel.

Products - Sizes - Code Numbers Jell-O Lemon Instant - 106g - 92642 Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding - 102g - 92632, 92642 Jell-O Chocolate Instant Pudding - 113g - 92652, 92662, 92663 Jell-O Chocolate Fudge Instant Pudding - 113g - 92642, 92643, 92652

This alert follows a product recall announced Thursday, November 25, 1999. Based on information then available, Kraft Canada moved quickly to recall Jell-O Lemon Instant Pudding (code number 92642) from a limited number of stores in Ontario. Based on further investigation, we are taking the extra precaution of expanding our recall to these four flavours with the above-listed code dates. We continue to believe only a very small amount of product may contain almond and/or pistachio nuts.

This recall only concerns consumers allergic to almonds and/or pistachio nuts. This recall does not affect any other code numbers of Jell-O Instant Pudding or any other Jell-O flavours or products distributed in Canada. The products are completely safe to eat for consumers who are not allergic to pistachios or almonds.

Kraft Canada has advised the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of this recall. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Kraft is sending letters to all members of the Canadian Allergy & Asthma Information Association. The alert is being posted on the Canadian Anaphylaxis Network/Foundation website (

Anyone requiring more information or a product refund should call the Kraft Canada Consumer Response Centre at 1-800-706-4458. The centre is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST), Monday to Friday.

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For more information contact:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Jean-Louis Michaud (613) 225-2342, ext. 3799 Pager: (613) 364-2002

Kraft Canada Inc. Colleen O*Toole (416) 441-5340 Pager: (416) 330-5136

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On Nov 30, 1999

The following information was transmitted to the news media on November 29, 1999, by Weston Bakeries Ltd. Western Canada, Calgary, Alberta. ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SOYBEAN FLOUR IN WESTERN FAMILY AND VALUE PRICED BRAND WHITE BREADS MANUFACTURED BY WESTON BAKERIES LTD. WESTERN CANADA

CALGARY, November 29, 1999 - Weston Bakeries Ltd. Western Canada is warning consumers with soybean allergies not to eat white breads under the brand names Western Family and Value Priced that are manufactured by Weston Bakeries Ltd. Western Canada and sold in Overwaitea and Save-On stores in Alberta and British Columbia. The white breads contain soybean flour which is not declared on the label.

The white breads, which have *best before* dates shown on the closure of December 3rd (DE 03) and earlier, are sold under the following brand names: 1.Western Family White Bread, 567g, UPC 0 62639 17217 6

2. Value Priced White Bread, 567g, UPC 0 56364 00630 1

Consumption of these products is of concern for those who are allergic to soybean. There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products.

Weston Bakeries Ltd. Western Canada is recalling all affected products from the marketplace. Consumers may return these products to the point of purchase.

For more information, please contact Weston Bakeries Ltd. Western Canada at: 1-800-661-1574 (BC) 1-800-352-8290 (AB) - 30 - For more information contact: Jean-Louis Michaud Canadian Food Inspection Agency Telephone: (613)225-2342, ext. 3799 Pager: (613)364-2002

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On Dec 1, 1999

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SAFETY ALERT -- POSSIBILITY OF SALMONELLA BACTERIA IN JAWBONE BRAND ROASTED PIG EARS

OTTAWA, December 1, 1999 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers that some Jawbone brand roasted pig ears may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

The affected products are:

- Jawbone brand all natural Roasted Pig Ears in packages of 25 treats, and

- Jawbone brand Happy Pak all natural Roasted Pig Ears in packages of 12 pieces.

Packages with a cautionary warning on the label and/or a date code stamped on the packaging (e.g. AAOC049) are EXEMPTED from this warning.

These products were distributed to various stores across Ontario and Manitoba.

These products are being voluntarily recalled by the Canadian distributor, Churchill Industries, of Toronto, Ontario. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

This is an extension of the November 19, 1999 recall of roasted pig ears from two manufacturers in Quebec whose products were found to be contaminated with salmonella. Churchill Industries, which purchases products for repackaging and distribution, is now recalling any pig ears that may have originated from the affected lots in Quebec.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products. People may risk bacterial infection by handling the treats directly or by contact with pets who have used the treats.

Elderly people, young children and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. They should completely avoid handling the pet treats. Anyone who may have handled the treats should wash their hands with warm water and soap.

Common symptoms of salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. More serious consequences are possible.

Consumers should dispose of the treats in the trash.

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For further information:

Brian Peart (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613) 225-2342 ext. 4605

Jean-Louis Michaud (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613) 225-2342 ext. 3799 Pager: 364-2002

Media Relations Office: 228-6682

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On Dec 10, 1999

ALLERGY ALERT - - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED SOYA IN BOULANGERIE MAYER DONUTS _______________________________________ ALLERTE

On Dec 10, 1999

The following information was transmitted to the news media on December 10, 1999 by Astro Dairy Products Co.

SAFETY ALERT: ASTRO DAIRY ANNOUNCES RECALL OF RASPBERRY YOGURT IN CANADA

Toronto, ON * December 10, 1999 -- Astro Dairy Products Co. has voluntarily recalled its raspberry yogurt across Canada, due to reports of fragments of glass having been found in samples of the product. Customers are warned not to consume any of the following specific products.

The recalled products are RASPBERRY FLAVOURS ONLY and include the following:

- Astro Original Raspberry Yogurt (175g, 500g) - Astro Bio Best Raspberry Yogurt (125g, 175g, 500g) - Astro Bio Best Raspberry Multi-Pak (12 x 125g) - Astro Fat Free Raspberry Yogurt (175g, 500g, 750g) - Beatrice Fat Free Multi-Pack (12 x 125g) - Alpina Multi-Pak (6 x 125g)

Products with *best before* dates between December 7 and December 22 inclusive are affected. The *best before* date is printed on the top, side or bottom of the container. For example, *DE 15* denotes December 15, *DE 22* denotes December 22, etc.

An investigation into the exact source of the problem is underway.

Consumers are advised to immediately return affected products to point of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions are advised to call toll free 1-800-268-2087 for details.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For additional information contact:

Jean-Louis Michaud Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613)225-2342, ext. 3799 Pager: (613)364-2002

Media Relations Office: (613)228-6682

Joe Santos Astro Dairy Products Co. (416)641-2947

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On Dec 21, 1999

SAFETY ALERT - GLASS PARTICLES IN RASPBERRY YOGURT

OTTAWA, December 21, 1999 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the following brands and sizes of raspberry yogurt because the yogurt may contain glass particles:

Brand - Size

Astro, Original, raspberry - all sizes Astro, Naturally Light/Biobest, raspberry - all sizes Astro, Fat Free, raspberry - all sizes Alpina, Stirred, raspberry - multipack only Beatrice, Fat Free, raspberry - multipack only Merit Select, Stirred, raspberry - all sizes Neilson, Stirred, raspberry - all sizes Neilson, Fat Free, raspberry - all sizes No Name, Stirred, raspberry - all sizes Sealtest, Fruit on Bottom, raspberry & mixed berry - all sizes Sealtest, Low Fat, raspberry & mixed berry - all sizes Sealtest, Fat Free, raspberry - all sizes Silverwood, Stirred, raspberry - all sizes

The recall affects products that are marked with a Best Before Date up to and including January 25, 2000.

The previous voluntary recalls have been expanded to all raspberry yogurt by Astro Dairy Products of Etobicoke, Ontario, William Neilson Limited of Halton Hills, Ontario, Sunfresh Limited of Toronto, Ontario, Natrel of Longueuil, Quebec, and Epiciers Unis Metro Richelieu Inc. Quebec as a precautionary measure. No other flavours of yogurt are affected.

These products are distributed throughout Canada.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall. Consumers are advised to return the above-mentioned products to the point of purchase.

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For further information:

Chris Hansen Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613) 225-2342, ext. 5345 Pager: (613) 760-4376

Media Relations Office: (613)228-6682

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On Apr 5, 2000

NOTE ABOUT THIS POST: I just want to be sure everyone understands that the link below is not the PeanutAllergy.Com link to be added or removed from our e mail alerts list. I just wanted to be sure those who wanted to could sign up to have the alerts sent to them if they wished from the cfia-acia...

"Food Recall" items and instructions for joining or leaving this subscription service can be found at [url="http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca/english/corpaffr/foodrecalls/subscribee.shtml"]http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca/english/corpaffr/foodrecalls/subscribee.shtml[/url]

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On May 2, 2000

The following information was transmitted to the news media on May 1, 2000 by Parmalat Canada.

SAFETY ALERT--VOLUNTARY RECALL OF STRAWBERRY YOGURT IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC

TORONTO, May 1, 2000 * Parmalat Canada has voluntarily recalled the following products due to reports of fragments of glass having been found in samples of the product.

UPC CODE - 55300 22303 PRODUCT NAME / VARIETY - Beatrice Strawberry Stirred Yogurt, 1.0% M.F. SIZE - 750G BEST BEFORE DATE - MA 22

UPC CODE - 553833 PRODUCT NAME / VARIETY - Beatrice Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt, Naturally Sweetened, 0.1% M.F. SIZE - 175G BEST BEFORE DATE - MA 22 and MA 29

UPC CODE - 55300 22307 PRODUCT NAME / VARIETY - Beatrice Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt, Naturally Sweetened, 0.1% M.F. SIZE - 750G BEST BEFORE DATE - MA 22

UPC CODE - 55300 17103 PRODUCT NAME / VARIETY - Beatrice Strawberry Stirred Yogurt, 1.0% M.F. SIZE - 125G BEST BEFORE DATE - MA 26

The *best before* date is printed on the top, side or bottom of the container. For example, MA 22 denotes May 22.

Consumers in Quebec and Ontario are advised to immediately return any of the above-mentioned products to point of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions are advised to call toll free: 1-877-312-9001 for details.

An investigation into the exact source of the problem is underway.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact:

Ken Marcynk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Pager: (613) 364-2058

James Biltekoff Parmalat Canada (416) 641-2940

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On May 15, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT * UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN CLOUD NINE INC. 10 OZ BAGS, 10 LB BULK AND 25 LB BULK SEMI-SWEET AND ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE CHIPS

OTTAWA, May 12, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers with an allergy to milk not to eat Cloud Nine Inc. Semi-Sweet and Espresso Chocolate Chips sold in 10 oz bags, 10 lb bulk and 25 lb bulk packages because the products contains milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The Chocolate Chips involved in the recall are sold in the following formats with the items coded on a black background:

01281 TROPICAL SOURCE SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS - 10 OZ BAGS; 09006 TROPICAL SOURCE SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS - 10 LB BULK; 09003 TROPICAL SOURCE SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS - 25 LB BULK; 01283 TROPICAL SOURCE ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE CHIPS - 10 OZ BAGS, AND; 01433 TROPICAL SOURCE ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE CHIPS - 25 LB BULK.

The affected products have been distributed nationally. The manufacturer, Cloud Nine Inc., of Hoboken, New Jersey, is voluntarily recalling the products.

Consumption of these products is of concern to those who are allergic to milk proteins. Milk can cause severe reactions in individuals who are allergic to this ingredient. There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact: Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613) 225-2342 ext. 4701 Pager: (613) 364-2058

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On May 20, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT * PRESENCE OF EGG IN ZARA*S GOURMET ITALIAN PASTA AND DELI BRAND *FRESH LINGUINI WITHOUT EGGS*

OTTAWA, May 19, 2000 -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers with allergies to eggs not to consume Zara*s Gourmet Italian Pastaa and Deli brand Fresh Linguini Without Eggs. This product may contain eggs.

The undeclared egg in this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with egg allergies. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

The Zara*s Gourmet Italian Pasta and Deli brand Fresh Linguini Without Eggs is sold in 350 gram packages bearing the UPC 6 20353 00208 9.

The product is manufactured by Zara*s Pasta Production of North Vancouver, British Columbia and has been distributed to Caper*s store locations in the Vancouver, British Columbia area.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact: Sharron Stewart Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613) 225-2342 ext. 3833 Pager: (613) 760-4112

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On May 21, 2000

CHEALTH HAZARD ALERT - FREYBE BRAND WESTFALIAN HAM MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

Ottawa, May 21, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers not to consume Freybe Brand Westfalian Ham as it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The product is sold in whole pieces in random weight packages with a best before date of *AU*09". All of the affected products are marked "PRODUCT OF CANADA" and bear the Canadian establishment number 361.

The product is manufactured and distributed by Freybe Sausages Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia and has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. Freybe Sausages Ltd. is voluntarily removing the product from the marketplace.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. The product should not be consumed. Consumers may return the product to the point of purchase.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis. Pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of this recall.

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For more information, contact:

Jean Kamanzi Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa (613) 228-6696 ext. 4774 Pager (613) 760-0568

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On May 27, 2000

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - GREEN HOUSE BRAND CANNED ORGANIC BEANS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

Ottawa, May 27, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume nine varieties of Green House brand canned organic bean products. It is possible that the products contain the bacteria responsible for botulism in humans. Botulism is a life-threatening illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria.

The products include Green Lentils, Chick Peas, White Kidney Beans, Mixed Beans, Lima Beans, Pinto Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Red Kidney Beans in Tomato Sauce, and Red Kidney Beans in Tomato Sauce (Spicy). These products are sold in 398 ml cans and are identifiable by codes ending with S224 or S356, embossed on one end of the can.

These bean products, manufactured by Lockwoods, Italy, for (GH) Green House Organic Food Products, Concord, Ontario, have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Yukon Territory. The distributor has voluntarily recalled the products from the marketplace.

Consumers may return products to the point of purchase for a refund.

Food contaminated with C. botulinum bacteria may not look or smell spoiled. Consumers should dispose of remaining product immediately. The products should not be consumed by humans or animals. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, please contact:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Ottawa) Ron Ramdeholl , Office of Food Safety and Recall, Cell: (416) 464-8848

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On May 30, 2000

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT -- GREEN HOUSE BRAND CANNED ORGANIC BEANS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, May 30, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume nine varieties of Green House brand canned organic bean products. A previous recall of these products on May 27, 2000 has been expanded to include a wider distribution area. It is possible that the products contain the bacteria responsible for botulism in humans. Botulism is a life-threatening illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria.

The products are sold in 398 ml cans and are identifiable by codes ending with S224 or S356, on one end of the can. They include:

Green Lentils, UPC code 7 74314 88843 1, Chick Peas, UPC code 7 74314 88862 2, White Kidney Beans, UPC code 7 74314 88841 7, Beans Salad, UPC code 7 74314 88842 4, Lima Beans, UPC code 7 74314 88860 8, Pinto Beans, UPC code 7 74314 88845 5, Red Kidney Beans, UPC code 7 74314 88857 8, Red Kidney Beans in Tomato Sauce, UPC code 7 74314 88844 8, and Red Kidney Beans in Tomato Sauce (Spicy), UPC code 7 74314 88859 2.

These bean products, manufactured by Lockwoods, Italy, for (GH) Green House Organic Food Products, Concord, Ontario, have been distributed across Canada. The distributor has voluntarily recalled the products from the marketplace. Consumers may return products to the point of purchase for a refund.

Food contaminated with C. botulinum bacteria may not look or smell spoiled. Consumers should dispose of remaining product immediately. The products should not be consumed by humans or animals. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, please contact:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Ottawa) Ken Marcynuk, Office of Food Safety and Recall, Pager: (613) 364-2058

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On Jun 1, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT -- PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED WHEY IN FAIRWAY BAKERY BRAND BREAD CRUMBS SOLD AT A VICTORIA B.C. GROCERY STORE

OTTAWA, June 1, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers with an allergy to milk protein not to eat Fairway Bakery brand Bread Crumbs sold at Fairway Market, 3555 *Douglas Street in Victoria, B.C. This product contains whey that is not declared on the label.

The Bread Crumbs, produced by the Douglas Street Fairway Market Bakery, are sold in a 340*g*package with UPC code 0*202226*701*789 and a *Best Before* date up to and including August*29,*2000. This product has not been sold at any other Fairway store.

Consumption of this product is of concern to those who are allergic to milk proteins. Milk can cause severe reactions in individuals who are allergic to this ingredient. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

Fairway Market has voluntarily recalled the product from the marketplace. Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a refund.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact: Ken Marcynuk, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613) 225-2342 ext. 4701, Pager: (613) 364-2058

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On Jun 1, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT * NEW INFORMATION ABOUT UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN CLOUD NINE INC. 10 OZ BAGS, 10 LB BULK AND 25 LB BULK SEMI-SWEET AND ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE CHIPS

OTTAWA, June 1, 2000 -The manufacturer of a product subject to a May 12, 2000 allergy alert by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has provided additional information to help consumers identify the product of concern. Consumers with an allergy to milk are warned not to eat Cloud Nine Inc. Semi-Sweet and Espresso Chocolate Chips sold in 10 oz bags, 10 lb bulk and 25 lb bulk packages because the products contain milk protein that is not declared on the label.

The Chocolate Chips involved in the recall are sold in the following formats:

Tropical Source semi-sweet chocolate chips -10 oz bags, UPC code 7 29582 01281 1, Tropical Source semi-sweet chocolate chips -10 lb bulk, UPC code 7 29582 09006 2, Tropical Source semi-sweet chocolate chips -25 lb bulk, Tropical Source espresso chocolate chips -10 oz bags, UPC code 7 29582 01283 5, and Tropical Source espresso chocolate chips -25 lb bulk.

This warning does not apply to newly manufactured products that can be identified by a white-coloured production code on the package beginning with the numbers *009.*

The affected products have been distributed nationally. The manufacturer, Cloud Nine Inc., of Hoboken, New Jersey, has voluntarily recalled the products.

Consumption of these products is of concern to those who are allergic to milk proteins. Milk can cause severe reactions in individuals who are allergic to this ingredient. There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact: Ken Marcynuk, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613) 225-2342 ext. 4701, Pager: (613) 364-2058

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On Jun 7, 2000

The following information was released today, June 6, 2000 by International Home Foods (Canada) Inc.

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - PURITAN CANNED 680G MEATBALLS & GRAVY MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA - Amendment to UPC Code

The two affected codes are PGE30/D190A and PGE30/D200A. The middle ten digits of the UPC code are 68400 01053. The numbers before and after these ten digits are not important to the product identity. This product is distributed nationally.

Consumers who have purchased this product are advised to return it to the point of purchase immediately.

Consumers and media who have any questions concerning the affected product should phone the International Home Foods (Canada) Inc. consumer response line at 1-800-461-4556.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency Ken Marcynuk (613) 364-2058

Nicole Bouchard-Steeves (506) 851-3761

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On Jun 23, 2000

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On Jun 23, 2000

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On Jun 27, 2000

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On Jul 13, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT * UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN CHOCOLATE FLAVOURED AND SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE FLAVOURED CHIPS

OTTAWA, July 12, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the products listed below because they may contain undeclared milk proteins. The CFIA is expanding the warnings issued on June 22, June 26, June 27, June 28 and July 5, 2000 to include additional products due to the possible presence of undeclared milk proteins in Foley*s Candies Limited chocolate flavoured and semi-sweet chocolate flavoured chips.

In addition to the products listed below, Foley*s chocolate flavoured and semi-sweet chocolate flavoured chips may be repackaged under other brands, added to other products as chocolate flavoured chips, or added as an ingredient in other manufactured products.

Products referred to in this expanded warning include:

Distributed by: La Maison Crowin inc., Ste-Rose, Qu

On Jul 19, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT * UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN CHOCOLATE CHIPS COMPOUND

OTTAWA, July 19, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume Golden Boy brand Chocolate Chips Compound because the product may contain undeclared milk proteins. The CFIA is expanding on warnings issued on June 22, June 26, June 27, June 28, July 5, and July 12, 2000 to include this product due to the possible presence of undeclared milk proteins.

Golden Boy Foods of Burnaby, British Columbia is voluntarily recalling Golden Boy brand, Chocolate Chips Compound, 2 kg size, UPC 0 64684 02156 3. This recall affects all 5-digit and all 4-digit codes starting with *0* up to and including *0155*. The product is distributed in Alberta and British Columbia.

For a listing of previously recalled products, please refer to the CFIA web site at }

This information is of concern only to those who suffer from allergies to milk protein. These undeclared allergens may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

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French: Jean-Louis Michaud Telephone: (514) 946-5313

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ALERTE

On Jul 29, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT * UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN TCC BRAND COCONUT MILK AND BOJENMI BRAND DRIED YAMS

July 27, 2000, Ottawa -The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with a sensitivity to sulphites not to consume TCC Brand Coconut Milk, displaying *d

On Aug 3, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT * UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

OTTAWA, August 2, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume Buns Master Bakery brand Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies because the product may contain undeclared milk proteins.

Buns Master Bakery of Victoria, British Columbia is voluntarily recalling Buns Master Bakery brand Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in 6 and 12 count packages. This recall affects all packages marked with lot codes up to and including 2000/07/28. The product has been distributed to Buns Master Bakery stores in Victoria, British Columbia.

For a listing of previously recalled products, please refer to the CFIA web site at [url="http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca."]www.cfia-acia.agr.ca.[/url]

This information is of concern only to those who suffer from allergies to milk protein. These undeclared allergens may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Jean-Louis Michaud Telephone: (514) 946-5313

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ALERTE

On Aug 3, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT * UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN SALTED BAMBOO SHOOTS

OTTAWA, August 2, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with sensitivities to sulphites not to consume Salted Bamboo Shoots, packed for Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd., as the product label does not list sulphites as an ingredient.

The product is sold in 10.5 oz. plastic pouches. The product was manufactured in Taiwan for Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd. and has been distributed in British Columbia.

Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the product as the undeclared sulphites in the Salted Bamboo Shoots may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites. People who do not have sulphite sensitivities are not affected by this alert. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

Consumers can contact Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd. by calling (604) 688-9333.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Jean-Louis Michaud Telephone: (514) 946-5313

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ALERTE

On Aug 3, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT * UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN BUDDHA BRAND COCONUT JUICE

OTTAWA, August 2, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with sensitivities to sulphites not to consume Buddha Brand Coconut Juice as the product label does not list sulphites as an ingredient.

The product is sold in 17.05 fl. oz. (520 mL) cans with the UPC 7 61934 03705 9. This product is manufactured in Thailand for Sun Lee Inc. of California.

The importer, TAK TAI Trading Co. Ltd. of Delta, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the product as the undeclared sulphites in Buddha Brand Coconut Juice may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites. People who do not have sulphite sensitivities are not affected by this alert. No illnesses associated with this product have been reported.

Buddha Brand Coconut Juice was distributed throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Consumers can contact TAK TAI Trading Co. Ltd. by calling (604) 525-1668.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Jean-Louis Michaud Telephone: (514) 946-5313

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ALERTE

On Aug 3, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN PICKLED MUSTARD WITH CHILLI AND DRIED SWEET POTATO

August 2, 2000, Ottawa -The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with a sensitivity to sulphites not to consume Lotus brand Pickled Mustard with Chilli, manufactured by Kiat Udom Food Co. Ltd. in Thailand, or Dried Sweet Potato, packed by Hip Sang Cheung Yee Kee in Hong Kong. These products contain sulphites not declared on the labels.

The Lotus brand Pickled Mustard with Chilli is sold in 8.8 oz. (250g) plastic bags, displaying the UPC code 8 852032 612421. The product is not date coded and may be distributed nationally.

The Dried Sweet Potato is sold in 7 oz. (200g) plastic bags, displaying UPC code 7 21731 11108 6. The product is not date coded and may be distributed nationally.

The consumption of sulphites may cause serious adverse reactions in individuals with a sensitivity to sulphites. People who do not have sulphite sensitivities are not affected by this alert. There have been no reported illnesses associated with either product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Jean-Louis Michaud Telephone: (514) 946-5313

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ALERTE

On Aug 15, 2000

LAKESIDE PACKERS INITIATES GROUND BEEF RECALL

OTTAWA, August 9, 2000 -IBP, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 32,000 kg of ground beef distributed in Canada by Lakeside Packers, an IBP subsidiary located in Brooks, Alberta. The product may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced today. The bacteria was discovered through routine microbiological sampling.

The affected ground beef being recalled is packed in 10 pound tubes, with six tubes per shipping case. Each shipping case bears the code *Pack Date 19JUL2000" and *EST.38" on the end panel. The affected tubes are marked with a code of 003800201, followed by five other characters.

The ground beef was produced on July 19, 2000 and sent to wholesale distributors and retailers in seven Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. IBP-Lakeside has already contacted affected customers and asked them to return any remaining ten-pound tubes of ground beef.

There have been no reports of illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

However, concerned consumers may want to inquire at the store where they purchase their ground beef to verify if the store has received any of the affected product. Consumers are reminded to cook ground beef products to a minimum of 71 degrees C or 160 degrees F.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, media may contact:

IBP -Lakeside Telephone: 1-888-299-5529 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CDST Monday through Friday.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

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LAKESIDE PACKERS EFFECTUE UN RAPPEL DE BOEUF HACH

On Aug 15, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN SALTED MUSTARD STEM

August 14, 2000, Ottawa - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with sensitivities to sulphites not to consume Salted Mustard Stem, packed by I-Sheng Company. This product contains sulphites not declared on the label.

The Salted Mustard Stem is sold in 10.5 oz (300g) packages, UPC 4 711265 020059, and is distributed in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver, British Columbia. The product label displays the following information:

PACKED BY I-SHENG COMPANY, NO.34, HSING-AN VELLAGE, TAPII HSIUNG, YUN LIN, TAIWAN, PRODUCT OF TAIWAN.

The consumption of this product may cause serious adverse reactions in individuals with a sensitivity to sulphites. This alert concerns only those with sensitivities to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

The importer, Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

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ALERTE

On Aug 15, 2000

OTTAWA, August 4, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with sensitivities to sulphites not to consume Bass

On Sep 27, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG IN PEKING STYLE SHANGHAI NOODLES

OTTAWA, September 25, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers with allergies to eggs not to consume Yee*s Brand Peking Style Shanghai Noodles bearing a best before date up to and including September 29, 2000 (Se 29 00). This product contains eggs that may not be declared on the label.

The Yee*s Brand Peking Style Shanghai Noodles are sold in 454g packages in the Calgary area.

Yee*s Fine Foods (1998) Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, is voluntarily recalling the product.

The undeclared egg in this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with egg allergies. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact:

Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Pager: (613) 364-2058

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ALERTE

On Sep 27, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN McVITIE*S - THE ORIGINAL DIGESTIVE BISCUITS

OTTAWA, September 15, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume McVitie*s - The Original Digestive Biscuits, as this product may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label. The recall of this product is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

The product is manufactured by McVitie*s of Middlesex, England and is sold in 500g packages with a UPC of 0 59290 52214 3. The product is distributed nationally.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There has been one reported illness associated with this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

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ALERTE

On Sep 27, 2000

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - EGGS DISTRIBUTED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, September 27, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume eggs prepared for Sunfresh Limited (identified on the side of the carton) as they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This warning is based on new information received since the health hazard alert issued on September 22, 2000 involving Jubilee Farms.

The medium and large-size eggs, distributed in British Columbia, bear *best before* dates of October 06, 13, or 20, 2000 (OC 06, OC 13 or OC 20).

Sunfresh Limited is voluntarily recalling the products from the British Columbia marketplace.

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria may not look or smell spoiled. Consumers should dispose of remaining product immediately. The products should not be consumed by humans or animals. Common symptoms of Salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea although more serious consequences are possible.

Some of these eggs originated from Jubilee Farms, Chilliwack, BC. There have been reported illnesses associated with eggs coming from this farm.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Burnaby) Richard Smith Tel: (604) 666-3148 Pager: (604) 978-1122

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On Oct 2, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WHEAT IN CANASOY BRAND TAMARI SOY SAUCE

OTTAWA, October 2, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to wheat not to consume Canasoy brand Tamari Soy Sauce as this product may contain wheat that is not declared on the label. The recall of this product is of concern to those individuals who are allergic to wheat. The CFIA is expanding the warning issued on September 20, 2000 to include distribution in Manitoba and the addition of a 750 ml sized bottle. The following product sizes are included in this expanded recall:

500 ml - UPC 0 64165 15300 1 750 ml - UPC 0 64165 15302 5 1.9 litres - UPC 0 64165 15304 9 4 litres - UPC 0 64165 15306 3

The product was distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Canasoy Enterprises Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling all affected product from the marketplace. Consumers with allergies to wheat are advised not to consume the product and to dispose of it in an appropriate manner.

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

For more information, consumers may contact Canasoy Enterprises Ltd. directly at (604) 255-1304 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm PT). The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact:

Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

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ALERTE

On Oct 12, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WHEAT IN CANASOY BRAND TAMARI SOY SAUCE

OTTAWA, October 2, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to wheat not to consume Canasoy brand Tamari Soy Sauce as this product may contain wheat that is not declared on the label. The recall of this product is of concern to those individuals who are allergic to wheat. The CFIA is expanding the warning issued on September 20, 2000 to include distribution in Manitoba and the addition of a 750 ml sized bottle. The following product sizes are included in this expanded recall:

500 ml - UPC 0 64165 15300 1 750 ml - UPC 0 64165 15302 5 1.9 litres - UPC 0 64165 15304 9 4 litres - UPC 0 64165 15306 3

The product was distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Canasoy Enterprises Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling all affected product from the marketplace. Consumers with allergies to wheat are advised not to consume the product and to dispose of it in an appropriate manner.

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

For more information, consumers may contact Canasoy Enterprises Ltd. directly at (604) 255-1304 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm PT). The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact:

Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

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ALERTE

On Oct 24, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN VILLARS BRAND AND SAROTTI BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE BARS

OTTAWA, October 24, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume Villars brand and Sarotti brand Dark Chocolate bars as these products may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label. The recall of these products is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

Villars brand Dark Chocolate bars are manufactured in Switzerland by Villars Maitre Chocolatier S.A., Fribourg and sold in 100g packages with a UPC of 7 610036 002829 and the lot code number L.1310. The product, distributed in Quebec, is being voluntarily recalled by the importer Aliments Causmex Foods Inc., Ville St-Laurent, Quebec.

Sarotti brand No. 1 Dark Chocolate bars, manufactured in Belgium for Sarotti GmbH, Berlin, are sold in 100g packages with a UPC of 6 58644 44090 6 and the lot code number D1105A2. The product is being voluntarily recalled by the importer I.D. Foods Corporation, Laval, Quebec and has been distributed in Canada nationally.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There are no reported illness associated with these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

English: Bill Slater Pager: (613) 368-1608

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

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ALERTE

On Oct 31, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN SAROTTI BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE BARS

OTTAWA, October 30, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume Sarotti brand Dark Chocolate bars as these products may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label. The CFIA is expanding the warning of October 24, 2000 on Sarotti brand Dark Chocolate bars to include all lot codes of this product. The recall of this product is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

Sarotti brand No. 1 Dark Chocolate bars, manufactured in Belgium for Sarotti GmbH, Berlin, are sold in 100g packages with a UPC of 6 58644 44090 6. The product is being voluntarily recalled by the importer I.D. Foods Corporation, Laval, Quebec and has been distributed in Canada nationally.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There are no reported illnesses associated with this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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For more information, contact:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

English: Bill Slater Pager: (613) 368-1608

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

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ALERTE

On Nov 6, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN ALPEN GOLD BRAND (CZEKOLADA GORZKA) CHOCOLATE BAR

OTTAWA, November 3, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume Alpen Gold brand (Czekolada gorzka) chocolate bar as it may contain milk protein not declared on the label. Consumption of this chocolate bar is of concern to those persons who are allergic to milk protein.

This chocolate bar is manufactured in Poland by Stollwerck. It is sold in 100g packages and bears a UPC code of 5 903189 076031. All lot codes are affected by this recall.

The product has been distributed nationally.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of this recall.

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Media enquiries:

English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

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ALERTE

On Nov 14, 2000

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - PRESIDENT'S CHOICE CREAM OF MUSHROOM CONDENSED SOUP MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, November 10, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume President's Choice Brand Cream of Mushroom Condensed Soup (White, Cremini & Portobello) as this product may contain dangerous bacteria.

The Cream of Mushroom Condensed Soup, manufactured by Les Produits Freddy Inc., is sold in 284 ml (10 fl. oz.) cans with a UPC code 0 60383 68220 0. All lot codes are affected by this recall. This product is distributed nationally.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious public health concern. There have been no illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Both Sunfresh Limited, Toronto, Ontario, and Les Produits Freddy Inc., St -Hyacinthe, Quebec, are voluntarily recalling the affected product. Customers may return this product to the point of purchase or if they have any inquiries they may call President's Choice Customer Service at:

English 1-800-387-5547 French 1-877-663-9666

CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of this recall.

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Media enquiries: Sharron Stewart Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 760-4112

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AVERTISSEMENT DE DANGER POUR LA SANT

On Nov 15, 2000

The following information was transmitted to the news media on November 14, 2000 by Farmers Dairy.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting an investigation and is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Recall Issued On Farmers Brand Vanilla Shakes

Farmers Dairy has issued a product recall on Farmers brand U.H.T. Vanilla Milkshakes, code date JL 25 01 and JL 26 01. The milkshakes are packaged in 200 ml tetra drinking boxes in either single or bundle pack.

While the package appears normal (i.e. no bloating or leaking), the product has a very bitter taste. Farmers has identified that 428 cases of these Vanilla Milkshakes were shipped from their main production facility in Bedford to points throughout Atlantic Canada. Company employees are in the process of tracking down and pulling the product from distribution centers, store shelves and warehouse facilities.

Consumers are asked to return all affected product to their retailers or contact Farmers Dairy Customer Service Department for replacement. July code dates on Farmers brand Vanilla Milkshakes that are illegible should also be returned.

Contact: Farmers Customer Service Department 835-5555 or toll free 1-800 -590-MILK (6455)

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Media Contact: Heather MacLeod, Promotions and Communications Manager, Farmers Dairy (902) 835-4005, ext. 3192.

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For more information, consumers and industry can call 1-800-442-2342.

For media enquiries, contact:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

Media Relations Office: (613) 228-6682

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On Nov 24, 2000

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT- SOUPS MANUFACTURED BY LES PRODUITS FREDDY INC. MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, November 22, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume the brands and varieties of soups in the attached list as these products may contain dangerous bacteria. These products may have been under processed and there is a risk for the presence of Clostridium botulinium bacteria.

The soups, manufactured by Les Produits Freddy Inc., are sold in 284 ml (10 fl.oz.) cans. All codes are affected by this recall. These products have been distributed nationally.

Botulism is a life-threatening illness and initial symptoms are generally nausea and vomiting followed by blurred/double vision, difficulty in speaking, swallowing, general fatigue, lack of muscle coordination and respiratory impairment. Food contaminated with C. botulinium may not look or smell spoiled. The products should not be consumed by humans or animals.

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

Les Produits Freddy Inc. (St-Hyacinthe, Quebec) is voluntarily recalling the affected products. Consumers may return these products to the point of purchase or dispose of them immediately.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of this recall.

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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Jean-Pierre Hanchay (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Cell: (514) 946-8437

List of Products Recalled by Les Produits Freddy Inc.: [url="http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca/english/corpaffr/foodrecalls/20001122be.shtml"]http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca/english/corpaffr/foodrecalls/20001122be.shtml[/url]

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AVERTISSEMENT DE DANGER POUR LA SANT

On Nov 24, 2000

NEWS RELEASE - HEINZ CANADA LAUNCHES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF 14-OZ ORIGINAL BEANS IN TOMATO SAUCE

TORONTO, November 22, 2000 - Heinz Canada announced today that the company is launching a voluntary recall of one variety of its bean products: Heinz 14-oz Original Beans in Tomato Sauce UPC 057000007034. Consumers should look for a bright green label. They should then check for an eight-digit code located at can end and beginning with 2420. This action was taken after analysis by the Company revealed that some cans may not have been processed in a manner to prevent the presence of Clostridium botulinum.

Botulism is a life-threatening illness. Consumers are requested not to consume the product as ingestion may result in serious health consequences. While no consumers have reported any adverse health effects, Heinz Canada is taking this action in the interest of maintaining the Company*s high product quality and food safety standards. No other Heinz bean varieties, nor different production codes from this variety are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the Heinz 14-oz Original Beans in Tomato Sauce with the affected code date can return to the place of purchase for exchange.

Heinz has undertaken immediate action to contact all its retail food store customers to advise them about the product recall and to retrieve the product. The recall applies only to Heinz Original Beans in Tomato Sauce produced and sold in Canada and does not affect any Heinz bean products available in the United States.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been advised of this voluntary recall.

Consumers may direct questions to Heinz Canada Consumer Services Department at 1-800-268-6641.

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Media Contact: Anna Relya Heinz Canada Communications Manager Office: 416-226-7587 After Hours: 416-251-7110 Cell: 416-708-2644

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For more information, consumers and industry can call 1-800-442-2342.

For media enquiries, contact:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Jean Pierre Hanchay Cell: (514) 946-8437

Media Relations Office: (613) 228-6682

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On Nov 24, 2000

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT- FARMERS SHAKE BRAND VANILLA MILKSHAKES U.H.T. MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, November 21, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Farmers Shake brand Vanilla Milkshakes U.H.T. (code dates: JL 25 01 and JL 26 01) as these products may contain dangerous bacteria.

The Vanilla Milkshakes U.H.T., manufactured by Farmers Co-operative Dairy Ltd., are sold in:

Single unit tetra pack - 200 ml - UPC 0 67997 37304 3 3 unit tetra pack, plastic wrapped - 3 x 200 ml - UPC 0 67997 38104 8

These products have been distributed in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island.

Consumption of these products may cause serious illness. There have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

Farmers Co-operative Dairy Ltd. is voluntarily recalling the affected products. Customers may return these products to the point of purchase or, if they have any inquiries, they may contact Farmers Customer Service Department at (902) 835-5555 or toll free 1-800-590-6455.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of this recall.

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Media Enquiries: Farmers Dairy Contact: Heather MacLeod (902) 835-4005, ext. 3192

For more information contact: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

CFIA Media Relations Office: (613) 228-6682

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AVERTISSEMENT DE DANGER POUR LA SANT

On Dec 7, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK ALLERGEN IN LIGHT WIENERS

OTTAWA, December 5, 2000 - J M Schneider Inc. of Kitchener is warning people with milk allergies not to consume Schneiders Light Wieners, UPC 0 62000 63681 8 with Best Before JA 02 and JA 11 because the product does not list milk as an ingredient.

JM Schneider Inc. is recalling 192 cartons Best Before JA 02 and 813 cartons Best Before JA 11 of 450 gm Light Wieners because trace amounts of milk may cause an adverse reaction in persons with milk allergies. The product is distributed nationally.

Consumption of this product may cause serious or life threatening reaction to persons with milk protein allergy.

Consumers with milk allergy are requested to return this Light Wiener JA 02 and JA 11 Code to the store for full refund.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will monitor the effectiveness of the recall.

For further information, please contact: Carmen Habermehl, J M Schneider Inc.1-800-567-3212.

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Media Enquiries:

English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

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On Dec 12, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN PRESIDENT*S CHOICE BRAND BITTERSWEET AND DARK ALMOND CHOCOLATE BARS

OTTAWA, December 12, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume President*s Choice Brand Bittersweet and Dark Almond chocolate bars, imported from France, as these products may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label. The recall of these products is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

President*s Choice Brand Bittersweet and Dark Almond chocolate bars are imported by Sunfresh Ltd. and can be identified by the following UPC codes.

President*s Choice Bittersweet (Rich Dark Chocolate) 500g - UPC 0 60383 07546 0

President*s Choice Dark Almond (Rich Bittersweet Chocolate with Burnt Almonds) 400 g - UPC 0 60383 08264 2

The products have been distributed nationally.

Sunfresh Ltd. is voluntarily recalling these products. The consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There has been one reported illness associated with these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

If customers have any enquiries, they may contact President*s Choice

Customer Service as follows: English: 1 800 387 5547 French: 1 877 663 9666

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For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec : 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories : 1-800-442-2342

Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 364-2058

Tom Hauschild (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 368-1608

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On Dec 14, 2000

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT -- GREEN HOUSE BRAND CANNED ORGANIC PINTO AND ORGANIC RED KIDNEY BEANS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, December 14, 2000 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Green House brand canned organic Pinto and organic Red Kidney Bean products. It is possible that the products contain the bacteria responsible for botulism in humans. Botulism is a life-threatening illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. These products should not be consumed.

The products are sold in 398 ml cans and are identifiable by codes ending with S356 on one end of the can. The products are:

Organic Pinto Beans, UPC code 7 74314 88845 5 Organic Red Kidney Beans, UPC code 7 74314 88857 8

These bean products, manufactured by Lockwoods, Italy, for (GH) Green House Organic Food Products, Concord, Ontario, have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory. The distributor has voluntarily recalled the products from the marketplace. Foods contaminated with C. botulinum bacteria may not look or smell spoiled. Consumers should dispose of remaining product immediately or return products to the point of purchase for a refund. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers: In the province of Quebec : 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories : 1-800-442-2342

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Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 364-2058

Tom Hauschild (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 368-1608

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On Dec 18, 2000

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK ALLERGEN IN LIGHT WIENERS and FAT FREE WIENERS

December 15, 2000 - J.M. Schneider Inc. of Kitchener is warning people with milk allergies not to consume Schneiders Light Wieners, UPC 0 62000 63681 8 (all codes) and Schneiders Fat Free Wieners, UPC 0 620440 2 (all codes) because these products do not list milk as an ingredient.

J.M. Schneider Inc. is recalling these products because trace amounts of milk may cause an adverse reaction in persons with milk allergies. These products are distributed nationally.

Consumption of these products may cause serious or life threatening reaction to persons with milk protein allergy.

Consumers with milk allergy are requested to return these Light Wieners and Fat Free Wieners to the store for full refund.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will monitor the effectiveness of the recall.

For further information, please contact: Carmen Habermehl, J.M. Schneider Inc.1-800-567-3212.

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For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec : 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories : 1-800-442-2342

Media Enquiries:

English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

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On Dec 18, 2000

The following information was transmitted to the news media on December 18, 2000 by Rogers Video.

****************************************************** ROGERS VIDEO RECALLS LITE BUTTER FLAVOUR MICROWAVE POPPING CORN

Richmond, BC (Dec 18, 2000): Rogers Video has voluntarily recalled specific batches of its 100 gram and 300 gram packages of Rogers Video Lite Butter Flavour Microwave Popping Corn, after an Ottawa, Ontario, customer claimed to have found small fragments of glass in the 100 gram bags. The product bar code numbers are 305976 and 305978, in batches OCT2101N3, OCT2101N4, and OCT2101N8.

These batches are known to have been distributed in Nova Scotia and Ontario, and may have been distributed in Western Canada.

After being advised by Rogers Video, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is investigating the complaint and working with Rogers to monitor the effectiveness of the recall.

While Rogers Video believes this is an isolated incident, it is asking customers to return any 100 gram or 300 gram packages from these batches to their Rogers Video store for a full refund.

Contact: Katie Rebak Manager, Customer Care (604) 303-2085

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For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers: In the province of Quebec : 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories : 1-800-442-2342

Media Enquiries:

English: Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

French: Sharron Stewart Pager: (613) 760-4112

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On Jan 4, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK IN PAPAS BRAND GERMAN STYLE SAUSAGE

OTTAWA, January 4, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with an allergy to milk not to consume Papas brand, German style sausage sold in packages of varying weights, purchased prior to January 4, 2001 by the consumer. These sausages contain milk which is not declared on the label.

The sausages manufactured by V.I.P. Distributors Ltd., Bay Roberts, Newfoundland are distributed in the areas of Bay Roberts and St. John*s, Newfoundland.

V.I.P. Distributors Ltd. is voluntarily recalling the sausages. The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

Product currently in distribution at retail level has been properly labelled.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry may call V.I.P. Distributors Ltd. at (709) 753-7755 or the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

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ALERTE

On Jan 12, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN DOUBLE APPLE FLIPS

OTTAWA, January 12, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with a sensitivity to sulphites not to consume Kirkland Signature brand Double Apple Flips, a pastry product, sold by Costco Wholesale in St. John*s, Newfoundland; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Moncton, New Brunswick. These products contain sulphites not declared on the label.

The affected Kirkland Signature brand Double Apple Flips are sold in 1.55 kg packages, UPC 0 96619 13329 1, and have a "sell by" date of January 16, 2001 or earlier.

Costco Wholesale is voluntarily recalling the product. The consumption of sulphites may cause serious adverse reactions in individuals with a sensitivity to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

If customers have any enquiries, they may contact the CFIA at 1-800-442- 2342.

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Media Enquiries:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Tom Hauschild Pager: (613) 368-1608

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ALERTE

On Jan 17, 2001

ALERTE

On Jan 23, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - - UNLABELLED "BOTTLED" LOBSTER, CLAMS AND WHELKS IN MASON JARS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

FREDERICTON, January 23, 2001 - The New Brunswick Department of Health and Wellness and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are warning the public not to consume unlabelled "bottled" lobster, clams and whelks sold by Taylor's Fish Market of Napan, New Brunswick, due to a risk of botulism. These products were sold in bottles of varying sizes. It is possible that these products may contain the bacteria responsible for botulism in humans.

"Botulism is a life-threatening illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria," according to Dr. Wayne MacDonald, acting Chief Medical Health Officer for the province of New Brunswick. "Food contaminated with C. botulinum bacteria may not look or smell spoiled. Consumers should dispose of remaining product immediately. Humans or animals should not consume these products."

These products were sold primarily to consumers in the Miramichi City area of New Brunswick.

The New Brunswick Department of Health and Wellness and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are continuing their investigation.

If consumers have any inquiries, they may contact the Regional Public Health Office or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 1-800-442-2342.

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For more information, please contact:

Dr. Wayne MacDonald Acting Chief Medical Health Officer New Brunswick Department of Health and Wellness (506) 453-2323

Cyril Landry Canadian Food Inspection Agency (506) 636-4860

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On Feb 1, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG IN TOASTED COCONUT MARSHMALLOW MADE BY PICARD PEANUTS LTD., WATERFORD, ONTARIO

OTTAWA, January 31, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to egg not to consume Toasted Coconut Marshmallow made by Picard Peanuts Ltd., Waterford, Ontario. This product has been found to contain egg albumen which is not declared on the label.

The product is sold only in Ontario from four Picard Peanuts Ltd. stores in Windham Centre, St. Jacob*s, Fonthill and Talbotville. The product is sold in 100g packs. All codes are affected. Picard Peanuts Ltd. is voluntarily recalling this product.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein. There has been no reported illness associated with this product.

Consumers may return the product to the point of purchase for a refund. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For further information, please contact Picard Peanuts Ltd. at (519) 443 -7779.

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Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 364-2058

Tom Hauschild (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 368-1608

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ALERTE

On Feb 2, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - IMPORTED BRAZILIAN BEEF PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, February 2, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising the public not to consume imported products containing Brazilian beef as listed in the attached table.

This measure is being taken by CFIA because Brazil*s BSE free status has not been confirmed. Health Canada supports this action.

These products are sold nationally.

Consumers are advised to return the products to the point of purchase.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of this voluntary recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the following number: 1-877-227-0677

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Media Enquiries:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613) 228-6682

PRODUCTS OF BRAZIL BRAND - PRODUCT NAME - SIZE Clic - Corned Beef - 340 g Co op- Corned Beef - 340 g Fray Bentos - Corned Beef - 198 g Globe - Globe Corned Beef - 340 g Grace - Corned Beef - 340 g Grace - Halal Corned Beef - 340 g Hereford - Corned Beef - 198 g Hereford - Corned Beef - 340 g Hereford - Corned Beef - 2.72 kg Imperial - Corned Beef - 340 g Libby*s - Corned Beef - 340 g Mario*s - Mario*s Corned Beef - 198 g Mario*s - Corned Beef - 340 g Mario*s - Mario*s Corned Beef - 340 g Mr. Goudas - Corned Beef - 340 g Mr. Goudas - Halal Corned Beef - 340 g Nupak - Corned Beef - 340 g Pantry Shelf - Corned Beef - 340 g Red Barn - Corned Beef - 340 g Select - Corned Beef - 340 g Select - Halal Corned Beef - 340 g Bordon - Beef Extract - 25.4 kg Fry Boi - Beef Extract - 25.4 kg Sampco - Beef Extract - 25.4 kg Simmenthal (Product of Italy - "Containing Brazilian Beef") - Sliced Beef in Jelly - 90 g, 140 g, 215 g

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On Feb 4, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - IMPORTED BRAZILIAN BEEF PRODUCTS - AMENDMENT TO WARNING ISSUED FEBRUARY 2, 2001

OTTAWA, February 3, 2001 - The public warning issued on February 2, 2001 has been expanded to include three additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising the public not to consume imported products containing Brazilian beef as listed in the revised attached table.

This measure is being taken by CFIA because Brazil's BSE free status has not been confirmed. Health Canada supports this action.

These products are sold nationally.

Consumers are advised to return the products to the point of purchase.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of this voluntary recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the following number: 1-877-227-0677

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Media Enquiries:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (613) 228-6682

PRODUCTS OF BRAZIL BRAND - PRODUCT NAME - SIZE Clic - Corned Beef - 340 g Co op- Corned Beef - 340 g Fray Bentos - Corned Beef - 198 g Globe - Globe Corned Beef - 340 g Grace - Corned Beef - 340 g Grace - Halal Corned Beef - 340 g Hereford - Corned Beef - 198 g Hereford - Corned Beef - 340 g Hereford - Corned Beef - 2.72 kg Imperial - Corned Beef - 340 g Libby's - Corned Beef - 340 g Mario's - Mario's Corned Beef - 198 g Mario's - Corned Beef - 340 g Mario's - Mario's Corned Beef - 340 g Mr. Goudas - Corned Beef - 340 g Mr. Goudas - Halal Corned Beef - 340 g Nupak - Corned Beef - 340 g Pantry Shelf - Corned Beef - 340 g Red Barn - Corned Beef - 340 g Select - Corned Beef - 340 g Select - Halal Corned Beef - 340 g Bordon - Beef Extract - 25.4 kg Fry Boi - Beef Extract - 25.4 kg Sampco - Beef Extract - 25.4 kg Simmenthal (Product of Italy - "Containing Brazilian Beef") - Sliced Beef in Jelly - 90 g, 140 g, 215 g Palace - Corned Beef - 340 g Pampeano - Beef Extract - 25.4 kg Phoenicia - Corned Beef - 340 g

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On Feb 8, 2001

ALERTE

On Feb 8, 2001

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On Feb 15, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT -- SOBEYS OWN BEEF JERKY MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, February 14, 2001- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Sobeys Own brand Beef Jerky products. It is possible that the products contain the bacteria responsible for botulism in humans. Botulism is a life-threatening illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. These products should not be consumed.

The products are sold in individually weighed packages containing approximately 100 g product. All codes are affected. The Beef Jerky products are:

Sobeys Own Beef Jerky, UPC code 206925 907671 Sobeys Own Spicy Beef Jerky, UPC code 201852 907510

These Beef Jerky products, manufactured by Sobeys Smokehouse, St. John*s, Newfoundland have been distributed only in the St. John*s metropolitan area. Sobeys Inc., Stellarton, Nova Scotia has voluntarily recalled the products from the marketplace.

Foods contaminated with C. botulinum bacteria may not look or smell spoiled. Consumers should dispose of remaining product immediately or return products to the point of purchase for a refund. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Jim Wyatt, Director Food Safety, Sobeys Inc., 902-752-8371 ext. 8010.

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 .

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Media Enquiries: Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 364-2058

Benoit Blangez (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 225-2342 Ext. 4111

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On Feb 15, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN SELECTION MERITE BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE BAR

OTTAWA, February 15, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume Selection Merite brand Dark Chocolate bar imported from Belgium as this product may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label. The warning is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

Selection Merite brand Dark Chocolate bar, prepared for Briska Inc., Montreal, Quebec, is sold in 200g packages with a UPC of 0 59749 14018 8. All production lots are being voluntarily recalled by Briska Inc. The product has been distributed in Quebec and Ontario.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There are no reported illnesses associated with this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec : 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories : 1-800-442-2342

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Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 364-2058

Tom Hauschild (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 368-1608

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ALERTE

On Feb 21, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN SAROTTI No. 1 BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE BARS

OTTAWA, February 21, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume Sarotti No. 1 brand dark chocolate bars. Some of these products do not have milk properly declared on the label.

The dark chocolate bars, manufactured in Belgium for Sarotti GmbH, Berlin, are sold in 100g packages with a UPC of 6 58644 44090 6. This product may have been distributed nationally.

I.D. Foods Corporation, Laval, Quebec is voluntarily recalling the product from the marketplace.

The undeclared milk in this dark chocolate bar may cause a serious or life -threatening reaction in persons with milk allergies. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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Media Enquiries:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Ken Marcynuk (English) Pager: (613) 364-2058

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Sharron Stewart (French) Pager: (613) 760-4112

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On Feb 21, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN OPTION+ BRAND DARK MEDIUM CHOCOLATE (AMENDMENT TO WARNING ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 7, 2001)

OTTAWA, February 20, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume Option+ brand Dark Medium Chocolate imported from Belgium as this product may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label. The recall of this product is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

The CFIA is amending the warning issued on February 7, 2001 to expand the area of distribution.

Option+ brand Dark Medium Chocolate, prepared for Uniprix Inc. located in Montreal Quebec, is sold in 85g packages with a UPC of 7 71290 11109 6. All production lots are being voluntarily recalled by the importer, Uniprix Inc. The product has been distributed in Quebec and New Brunswick.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There are no reported illnesses associated with this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350. In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342.

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Media Enquiries:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Tom Hauschild Pager: (613) 368-1608

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ALERTE

On Feb 23, 2001

ALERT - UNDECLARED GLUTEN IN MRS. LEEPER*S AND ANCIENT HARVEST BRANDS OF "GLUTEN FREE / WHEAT FREE" PASTA PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, February 23, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising consumers with sensitivities to gluten not to consume specific Mrs. Leeper*s brand and Ancient Harvest brand "Gluten Free / Wheat Free" pasta products imported from the United States. These pasta products may contain varying amounts of gluten that are not declared on the labels.

This alert is of particular concern to those individuals who suffer adverse reactions to the specific proteins (gluten) of wheat, rye, barley, oats and triticale.

The following pasta products have been found to contain gluten:

Mrs. Leeper*s brand Corn Spaghetti, Corn Elbows and Rice Vegetable Penne Rigate Pasta labelled as "Wheat Free / Gluten Free" and manufactured by Mrs. Leeper*s Inc., Poway, California.

Ancient Harvest brand Spaghetti, Linguini, Rotelle, Shells, Elbows, Veggie Curls and Garden Pagodas labelled as "Wheat Free / Gluten Free" and manufactured by Quinoa Corporation, Torrance, California.

These products are being voluntarily recalled by several importers and are distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products.

CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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Media Enquiries:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Ken Marcynuk (English) Pager: (613) 364-2058

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Sharron Stewart (French) Pager: (613) 760-4112

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On Feb 24, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG IN MacMILLAN*S BRAND PIZZA STIX

OTTAWA, February 23, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with an allergy to egg not to consume MacMillan*s Pizza Stix, sold by MacMillan*s of Acton and Whitby, Ontario. This product has been found to contain egg which is not declared on the label.

The Pizza Stix come in three varieties - Pepperoni & Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic and Three Cheese. These products are packaged in a box containing twelve 70g Stix and the boxes bear the instruction "Keep Frozen." All varieties and packages are affected by this alert. The Pizza Stix are sold across Canada primarily in fund raising campaigns.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with an allergy to egg. There has been one reported illness associated with this product.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers: In Quebec, 1-800-561-3350, all other provinces and territories, 1-800-442-2342.

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Media Enquiries:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Ken Marcynuk (English) Pager: (613) 364-2058

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Sharron Stewart (French) Pager: (613) 760-4112

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ALERTE

On Feb 24, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED SOYA IN LA FOURN

On Mar 5, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT -- OLINESA BRAND GOURMET DELIGHT EGGPLANT VEGETABLE IN GLASS CONTAINERS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, March 5, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume OLINESA brand Gourmet Delight Eggplant Vegetable in glass containers. This product may have been improperly processed and there is a risk for the presence of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Botulism is a life-threatening illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria.

The product is sold in 1.2 lbs glass containers with the UPC code 800012 197111. All codes are affected.

The product is manufactured by OLINESA Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria, and may have been distributed nationally.

Foods contaminated with C. botulinum bacteria may not look or smell spoiled. Consumers should dispose of remaining product immediately or return the product to the point of purchase for a refund. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers: In Quebec, 1-800-561-3350, all other provinces and territories, 1-800-442-2342.

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Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Tom Hauschild (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 368-1608

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On Mar 7, 2001

NATREL RECALLS 4- LITRE CONTAINERS OF SEALTEST SKIM MILK IN AREAS OF CENTRAL ONTARIO

Toronto, March 6, 2001 - Natrel is voluntarily recalling 4000 4-litre containers of Sealtest Skim Milk which do not comply with milk standards. This product was inadvertently mixed with vanilla ice milk mix. This product may be of concern, to consumers who suffer from diabetes, due to its high sugar content.

The voluntary recall concerns only the 4-litre containers of Sealtest Skim Milk carrying the identifying code MR 22 and plant number 1478. The "best before" date is March 22, 2001 and this is stamped on the quick lock of the containers. No other Natrel products are involved in this recall.

These units were distributed in the Toronto region and Windsor. Distributors and retailers have been identified and are assisting in removing the product from warehouses and store shelves. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has also been notified.

Consumers should return the product to their nearest retailers. Customer service can be reached at 1-888 289-7999 for any assistance in identifying the product or in dealing with any concerns.

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Contact:

Jean Brodeur, Director Public Relations and Communications (450) 375-1991 ext. 2503 [email]jbrodeur@agropur.com[/email]

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For more information, consumers and industry can call 1-800-442-2342.

Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Mar 8, 2001

NATREL RECALLS 4- LITRE CONTAINERS OF SEALTEST SKIM MILK IN AREAS OF CENTRAL ONTARIO

Toronto, March 8, 2001 - Natrel is voluntarily recalling 4000 4-litre containers of Sealtest Skim Milk which do not comply with milk standards. This product was inadvertently mixed with vanilla ice milk mix. This product may be of concern, to consumers who suffer from diabetes, due to its high sugar content.

The voluntary recall concerns only the 4-litre containers of Sealtest Skim Milk carrying the identifying code MR 22 and plant number 1478. The "best before" date is March 22, 2001 and this is stamped on the quick lock of the containers. No other Natrel products are involved in this recall.

These units were distributed in the areas of central Ontario. Distributors and retailers have been identified and are assisting in removing the product from warehouses and store shelves. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has also been notified.

Consumers should return the product to their nearest retailers. Customer service can be reached at 1-888 289-7999 for any assistance in identifying the product or in dealing with any concerns.

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Contact: Jean Brodeur, Director Public Relations and Communications (450) 375-1991 ext. 2503 [email]jbrodeur@agropur.com[/email]

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For more information, consumers and industry can call 1-800-442-2342.

Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office Of Food Safety and Recall Pager : (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Mar 11, 2001

ADVISORY - BRAZILIAN PRODUCTS RETURNED TO MARKETPLACE

OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising the public that imported products containing Brazilian beef as listed in the attached table have been assessed as safe for consumption and are now being returned to the marketplace at the retail level.

This measure is subsequent to an assessment by Health Canada that the Brazilain beef products being held since February 2, 2001 meet the requirements of certification by Brazilian authorities.

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For more information:

CFIA, Media Relations, (613) 228-6682

PRODUCT OF BRAZIL

BRAND - PRODUCT NAME - SIZE Clic - Corned Beef - 340 g Co op - Corned Beef - 340 g Fray Bentos - Corned Beef - 198 g Globe - Globe Corned Beef - 340 g Grace - Corned Beef - 340 g Grace - Halal Corned Beef - 340 g Hereford - Corned Beef - 198 g Hereford - Corned Beef - 340 g Hereford - Corned Beef - 2.72 kg Imperial - Corned Beef - 340 g Libby*s - Corned Beef - 340 g Mario*s - Mario*s Corned Beef - 198 g Mario*s - Corned Beef - 340 g Mario*s - Mario*s Corned Beef - 340 g Mr. Goudas - Corned Beef - 340 g Mr. Goudas - Halal Corned Beef - 340 g Nupak - Corned Beef - 340 g Pantry Shelf - Corned Beef - 340 g Red Barn - Corned Beef - 340 g Select - Corned Beef - 340 g Select - Halal Corned Beef - 340 g Bordon - Beef Extract - 25.4 kg Fry Boi - Beef Extract - 25.4 kg Sampco - Beef Extract - 25.4 kg Simmenthal (Product of Italy - "Containing Brazilian Beef") - Sliced Beef in Jelly - 90 g, 140 g, 215 g

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On Mar 14, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN SWEET GINGER

OTTAWA, March 14, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with a sensitivity to sulphites not to consume Sun Shine brand Sweet Ginger Sliced in Vinegar, imported from Taiwan and distributed by Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia. This product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label. The recall of this product is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to sulphites.

This product is sold in 370g jars with a UPC of 4 711265 020325. Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd. is voluntarily recalling the product which may have been distributed nationally.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd. at (604) 688-9333 or the CFIA at one of the following numbers: In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Mar 22, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN GINGER PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, March 22, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with sensitivities to sulphites not to consume certain ginger products imported from Australia. These products do not list sulphites as an ingredient on the product label and/or may not be identified as product of Australia. These products include crystallised ginger, ginger in syrup and dusted ginger. They may be sold in bulk or in individual packages to the consumer under various product names, brands and sizes. These ginger products have been distributed nationally.

The CFIA is currently investigating various importers, manufacturers and distributors to have products containing undeclared sulphites recalled from the marketplace. As this investigation proceeds and new products are identified, the CFIA will be posting the list of products being recalled on the CFIA Web site at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca."]www.inspection.gc.ca.[/url]

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of these recalls.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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Media enquiries: Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 298-4956

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On Mar 28, 2001

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On Apr 11, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN SUN SHINE BRAND GINGER IN VINEGAR

OTTAWA, April 11, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with a sensitivity to sulphites not to consume Sun Shine brand Ginger in Vinegar, imported from Taiwan and distributed by Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia. This product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label. The recall of this product is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to sulphites.

This product is sold in 380g jars with a UPC of 4 711265 020295. Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd. is voluntarily recalling the product which was distributed in the Greater Vancouver area.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call Hung Gay Enterprises Ltd. at (604) 688-9333 or the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 12, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - ALMONDS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, April 12, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume California Natural Supreme Almonds as they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

These whole, unroasted almonds are imported from Hughson Nut in California and sold in bulk at The Bulk Barn stores in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Consumers are warned not to consume any of this product purchased on or before April 12, 2001.

Bulk Barn Foods Ltd. has voluntarily recalled the product from the marketplace.

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria may not look or smell spoiled. Consumers should dispose of remaining product immediately. The products should not be consumed by humans or animals. Common symptoms of Salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea although more serious consequences are possible.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 12, 2001

ALERTE

On Apr 12, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WHEAT ALLERGEN IN HOMESTEAD BRAND NATURALLY SMOKED WIENERS

OTTAWA, (April 12, 2001) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with wheat allergies not to consume Homestead brand Naturally Smoked Wieners as this product contains undeclared wheat.

The Homestead Brand Naturally Smoked Wieners are sold in a 500 gram size with a UPC 7 71327 10520 3 and with Best Before Dates (MR 27, AL 10, MA 08). This product is distributed only in the province of Saskatchewan.

Drake Meat Processors Ltd. of Drake, Saskatchewan is voluntarily recalling all affected product from the marketplace. Consumption of this product may cause serious or life threatening reaction to persons with wheat protein allergy.

There has been a reported illness with the consumption of this product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will monitor the effectiveness of the recall.

For further information, please contact: Drake Meat Processors Ltd., 1-800-667-1364 (Saskatchewan only)

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec : 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories : 1-800-442-2342

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Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 13, 2001

The following information was transmitted to the news media on April 12, 2001 by Primo Foods Company.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting an investigation and is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - PRIMO HEARTY SOUPS CLAM CHOWDER READY-TO-SERVE SOUP AND PRIMO HEARTY SOUPS CREAM OF MUSHROOM WITH PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS READY-TO-SERVE SOUP MANUFACTURED BY PRIMO FOODS COMPANY MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

TORONTO, April 12, 2001 - Primo Foods Company is warning the public not to consume the varieties of PRIMO Hearty Soups identified in the attached list. These products may have been under-processed and there is a risk for the presence of bacteria that may be harmful, including the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. These products have been distributed nationally in Canada and with very limited distribution in the United States. No other Primo Foods products are affected by this recall.

Botulism is a life-threatening illness and initial symptoms are generally nausea and vomiting followed by blurred/double vision, difficulty in speaking, swallowing, general fatigue, lack of muscle coordination and respiratory impairment. Food contaminated with C. botulinum may not look or smell spoiled. The products should not be consumed by humans or animals.

The Company has received several reports of gastro-intestinal illnesses. No reports of C. botulinum have been received.

Primo Foods Company (Toronto, ON) is voluntarily recalling the affected products. Consumers should dispose of them immediately but should retain the labels for reimbursement by Primo Foods. Consumers can contact the Consumer Response Centre at 1 (877) 554-3577, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (DST). Consumers can forward the original label directly to Primo Foods Company at 2150 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, Ontario, M8V 1A3.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of this recall.

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Media Inquiries:

Susan Davison (English) (416) 441-5180

Guy Nadeau (French) (416) 441-5340

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PRIMO Hearty Soups Recall

Brand Product Description UPC Code

PRIMO Hearty Soups Clam Chowder ready-to-serve soup 525 ml Canada Only 0 5590000568 6

PRIMO Hearty Soups Cream of Mushroom with Portobello Mushrooms ready-to-serve soup 540 ml Canada Only 0 5590000593 8

PRIMO Hearty Soups Clam Chowder ready-to-serve soup 539 g US Only 0 5590030568 7

PRIMO Hearty Soups Cream of Mushroom with Portobello Mushrooms ready-to-serve soup 539 g US Only 0 5590030593 9

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For more information, consumers and industry can call 1-800-442-2342.

Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 17, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK IN WINKLER*S BRAND HOMEMADE STYLE LIVER SAUSAGE

OTTAWA, April 17, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with an allergy to milk not to consume Winkler*s brand, Homemade Style Liver Sausage sold in packages of varying weights. These liver sausages contain milk which is not declared on the label.

The Homemade Style Liver Sausage is sold with a Best Before date (MA 11). This product is distributed in the provinces of Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario.

Winkler Meats Ltd. of Winkler, Manitoba is voluntarily recalling the liver sausages. The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life -threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For further information, please contact:

Winkler Meats Ltd., Mr. Bill Houston or Mr. Don Phillips (204) 233-2344.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec : 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories : 1-800-442-2342

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Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 18, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - MIXED SNACK PRODUCTS CONTAINING ALMONDS SOLD BY BULK BARN MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, April 18, 2001 - Further to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency*s ongoing investigation, the Agency is expanding the health hazard alert associated with almonds issued on April 12, 2001. The recall initiated by Bulk Barn Foods Ltd. has been expanded to include mixed snack products containing raw California Natural Supreme Almonds that may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. These products are sold exclusively by Bulk Barn stores.

The following mixed snack products, sold in bulk at the Bulk Barn stores in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, are included in the expanded recall:

- Special Delight Mix - Youth Mix - Southern Comfort Mix - Temptation Mix - Tailgate Crunch

Bulk Barn Foods Ltd. has voluntarily recalled the products from the marketplace.

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria may not look or smell spoiled. The products should not be consumed by humans or animals. Common symptoms of Salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea although more serious consequences are possible. Consumers may return these products to the nearest Bulk Barn store for a refund.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the almonds sold as "California Natural Supreme Almonds" and covered by the initial health hazard alert.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For further information, consumers and industry can call Bulk Barn at (905) 886-6756 or the CFIA at one of the following numbers: in the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or in other provinces and territories 1-800-442- 2342.

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Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 21, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF HAZELNUT IN POKER BRAND COCOA-CREAM WAFER BISCUITS AND VANILLA FLAVOUR CREAM WAFER BISCUITS

OTTAWA, April 20, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to hazelnuts not to consume Poker brand Cocoa-Cream Wafer Biscuits and Vanilla Flavour Cream Wafer Biscuits. These products, imported from Italy, may contain hazelnuts not declared on the labels. This alert is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to hazelnuts.

The Cocoa-Cream Wafer Biscuits and Vanilla Flavour Cream Biscuits are sold in various sizes. All codes of the two flavours are affected. The products have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario. The importers are voluntarily recalling the product.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to hazelnuts. There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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Media Enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 22, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - IBP-LAKESIDE GROUND BEEF PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, April 22, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is asking consumers not to consume all types of ground beef products produced at the Lakeside facility in Brooks, Alberta on March 01, 2001 because they may contain Escherichia coli 0157:H7 bacteria.

The product was sold to various outlets in Canada. The company is in the process of contacting all affected customers who received any of these products.

Although the likelihood of any remaining affected products being sold at the retail level is limited, some consumers may have stored affected products in their freezers. For this reason, the CFIA is asking consumers not to consume ground beef products purchased at affected retail outlets bearing dates on or between March 1, 2001 and March 18, 2001.

There have been cases of reported illness in Saskatchewan which have been linked to this product. Consumers should inquire at the retailer where they purchase their ground beef to verify if the store has received any of the products.

E.coli 0157:H7 may cause life-threatening illness by producing a toxin that breaks down the lining of the intestines and damages the kidneys. Food contaminated with E.coli bacteria will not look or smell spoiled. This product should not be consumed. Consumers are reminded to cook all ground beef products to a minimum of 71 degrees C or 160 degrees F.

Retailers and distributors should verify if they have received the affected product.

The CFIA is continuing with the investigation.

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Based on the current information from Lakeside Packers, the following retailers and distributors are in receipt of the affected products:

Store Affiliation - Location/Province Costco Wholesale - British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Brampton, Ontario. Western Grocers - British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario National Grocers - Ontario and New Brunswick Sobey*s and affiliated outlets - National Overwaitea Foods - British Columbia, Alberta Supervalue - Alberta Lighthouse Distribution - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Specialty Fine Foods (MD Transport) - Mississauga, Ontario Douglas Meats - Medicine Hat, Alberta CWF Meats (Canada West Food) - Chilliwack, British Columbia Preferred Meats - Winnipeg, Manitoba Franco Foods - Regina, Saskatchewan

Media Inquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 24, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED GLUTEN IN CHOICES MARKET BRAND OF "WHEAT AND GLUTEN FREE" PASTA PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, April 24, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising consumers with sensitivities to gluten not to consume Choices Market brand "Wheat & Gluten Free Corn Macaroni" and "Wheat & Gluten Free Corn Spaghetti" pasta products sold at Choices Market stores in the Vancouver area. These pasta products may contain varying amounts of gluten that are not declared on the labels.

This alert is of particular concern to those individuals who suffer adverse reactions to the specific proteins (gluten) of wheat, rye, barley, oats and triticale.

The products affected by this alert are the Choices Market brand "Wheat & Gluten Free Corn Macaroni" and the "Wheat & Gluten Free Corn Spaghetti." All codes and all weights of product packages are included in this alert.

These products are being voluntarily recalled by Choices Market. There has been one illness associated with the product.

CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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Media Inquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

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On Apr 24, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF HAZELNUT IN POKER BRAND COCOA-CREAM WAFER BISCUITS AND VANILLA FLAVOUR CREAM WAFER BISCUITS

OTTAWA, April 24, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to hazelnuts not to consume Poker brand Cocoa-Cream Wafer Biscuits and Vanilla Flavour Cream Wafer Biscuits. These products, imported from Italy, may contain hazelnuts not declared on the labels. This alert is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to hazelnuts. The CFIA is expanding the warning issued on April 20, 2001 to include distribution in Alberta.

The Cocoa-Cream Wafer Biscuits and Vanilla Flavour Cream Biscuits are sold in various sizes. All codes of the two flavours are affected. The products have been distributed in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. The importers are voluntarily recalling the product.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to hazelnuts. There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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Media Inquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 25, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - HAMISH & ENZO BRAND HAM & CHEESE ON A KAISER MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

Ottawa, April 25, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers not to consume Hamish & Enzo brand Ham & Cheese on a Kaiser as it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The product is sold in a 200 g clear plastic package with a best-before date of MA09 printed on the side. The UPC is: 7 76393 30008 8.

The product is distributed in Ontario and is being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Royal Touch Foods Inc. of Etobicoke, Ontario.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. The product should not be consumed.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis. Pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of this recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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Media Inquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 25, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF HAZELNUT IN POKER BRAND COCOA-CREAM WAFER BISCUITS AND VANILLA FLAVOUR CREAM WAFER BISCUITS

OTTAWA, April 25, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to hazelnuts not to consume Poker brand Cocoa-Cream Wafer Biscuits and Vanilla Flavour Cream Wafer Biscuits. These products, imported from Italy, may contain hazelnuts not declared on the labels. This alert is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to hazelnuts. The CFIA is expanding the warnings issued on April 20 and April 24, 2001 to include distribution in British Columbia and possibly across Canada.

The Cocoa-Cream Wafer Biscuits and Vanilla Flavour Cream Biscuits are sold in various sizes. All codes of the two flavours are affected. The products are known to have been distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia and may have been distributed in other provinces. The importers are voluntarily recalling the product.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to hazelnuts. There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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Media Inquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Apr 28, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - CONSUMERS SHOULD NOT CONSUME THE PERENNIAL PLANT "AUTUMN MONKSHOOD"

OTTAWA, April 26, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public of an improperly labelled perennial plant, "Autumn Monkshood" (Aconitum carmichaelii), marketed under the "Heritage Premier" brand. Some of the product labels indicate that "All parts of this plant are tasty in soup" instead of indicating that the plant is poisonous. This plant should not be consumed as it is known to contain the toxin, aconitine, which may cause life-threatening illness.

The mislabelled product has been distributed to various nurseries in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario as well as in the United States. Mislabelled product in Canada may have been sold on or after April 16, 2001 in blue plastic pots, 11cm x 11cm. The distributor of the plants, Valleybrook Gardens Ltd. located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, has advised its clients to recall the plants in order to remove the mislabelled product from the marketplace.

Monkshood plants (Aconitum species) should not be consumed. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this incident. Valleybrook Gardens Ltd. is requesting consumers who may have purchased the mislabelled product to contact them at the telephone number listed below.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry may call Mr. Michel Benoit of Valleybrook Gardens Ltd. at 1-800-824-1120 (ext. 111) or the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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Media Inquiries:

Tom Hauschild (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1608

Beno

On Apr 28, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN MONDOUX BRAND CHOCOLATE EASTER CANDY LABELLED AS SMALL SITTING HENS, REAL DARK CHOCOLATE

OTTAWA, April 27, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume Mondoux brand chocolate Easter candy labelled as Small Sitting Hens, Real Dark Chocolate. This product may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label. The recall of this product is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

This chocolate Easter candy, prepared for Les Distributions Mondoux, Laval, Quebec, is sold in 250g packages of 12 with the UPC 7 71665 30061 2. All production is voluntarily being recalled by Mondoux. The product has been distributed in Quebec, Ontario, and Newfoundland, and may have a wider distribution.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. 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 one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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Media Inquiries:

English: Davendra Sharma Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Pager: (613) 755-2890

French: Beno

On Apr 29, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - RECALL OF SPRING WATER

OTTAWA, April 28, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers not to consume or use various brands of spring water produced and distributed from the Canadian Water Superstore in Langley, British Columbia. These products may be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The product has been distributed in British Columbia only.

The spring water is sold under the following brand names and sizes:

Brand - Sizes Canadian Water Superstore - Self-Serve Chilliwack Water Store - 11.0 Litres, 18.9 Litres Marble Springs - 18.9 Litres, 23.0 Litres Northland Premium Choice - 500 mL, 1 Litre, 1.5 Litres, 4.0 Litres, 9.4Litres Old Vancouver - 18.9 Litres

Water contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria may not look or smell spoiled. Consumers should dispose of remaining product immediately. Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection may lead to gastrointestinal illness or other more serious consequences.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this spring water.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the Canadian Water Superstore at (604) 534-0029 or the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

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Ken Marcynuk Pager: (613) 364-2058

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On May 3, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WHEAT ALLERGEN IN BAKED PRODUCTS MADE BY IMPERIAL BAKERY

OTTAWA, May 2, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with wheat allergies not to consume a line of baked products made by Imperial Bakery, Delhi, Ontario as these products contain undeclared wheat.

Imperial Bakery sells a line of Breads, Bagels, Hot Dog Rolls, Hamburger Rolls, Strudels, Pastries, and Pizza Shells identified as made with rice, potato, flax, oat, millet, rye and corn. These products contain undeclared wheat.

These products are sold from:

Imperial Bakery - Delhi, Ontario Hamilton*s Farmers Market - Hamilton, Ontario Paris Health Store - Paris, Ontario Hewitt*s Natural Foods Store - Hagersville, Ontario

Imperial Bakery will be voluntarily recalling all affected products. Consumption of these products may cause serious or life threatening reaction to persons with wheat allergies. This alert is also of concern to those individuals who suffer adverse reactions to wheat gluten.

There have been reported adverse reactions with the consumption of these products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will monitor the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800- 442-2342.

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Media Inquiries:

D.D. Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Beno

On May 4, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WHEAT IN IMPORTED CORN PASTA PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, May 4, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising consumers with allergies to wheat not to consume imported Westbrae Natural brand Corn Spaghetti and Corn Elbows products sold in various retail stores. These pasta products may contain wheat not declared on the labels.

Westbrae Natural brand Corn Spaghetti and Corn Elbows have been imported in bulk 10 lb boxes by Horizon Distributors located in Vancouver, British Columbia. These products are being voluntarily recalled by the importer as well as retailers distributing the product. Retailers who have repackaged the product into smaller consumer size packages are listed in the attached summary. ([url]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010504e.shtml#li[/url])

Consumption of these products may cause serious or life threatening reactions to persons allergic to wheat. This alert is also of concern to those individuals who suffer adverse reactions to gluten.

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

CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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Media Inquiries:

Tom Hauschild (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1608

Beno

On May 30, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN MONSTER BOWL BRAND HANDMADE WAFFLE BOWLS CHOCOLATEY DIPPED

OTTAWA, May 30, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume Monster Bowl brand, handmade waffle bowls chocolatey dipped. This product may contain milk protein that is not declared on the label. The voluntary recall of these waffle bowls is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein. The CFIA is expanding the warning issued on May 18, 2001.

This product, manufactured by Monster Cone, Montreal, Quebec, is sold in 225 g / 7.9 oz packages each containing 6 bowls. The bowls are described on the package as "6 handmade waffle bowls chocolatey dipped" and bear the UPC code of 6 20463 10005 7. All codes of this product, except for packages bearing corrective labels declaring the presence of milk, are affected by this recall.

Monster Cone is voluntarily recalling this product from the marketplace. The waffle bowls have been distributed nationally.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There have been no reported illnesses 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 one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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Media enquiries: Sharron Stewart Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

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ALERTE

On May 30, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN A RANGE OF FOOD PRODUCTS.

The list of products covered by the public warning issued on May 11, 2001 has been updated - May 30, 2001

The updated list of products is available at : [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010511e.shtml#li"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010511e.shtml#li[/url]

ALERTE

On Jun 3, 2001

Public Advisory on Food Safety Measures for Cantaloupe

Ottawa, June 1, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada are advising the general public to take extra precautions when purchasing and preparing cantaloupe. On May 25/01, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported an outbreak of foodborne illness associated with cantaloupe. This recent outbreak of Salmonella poona involved numerous illnesses and two deaths in 14 US States. Health Canada and the CFIA are monitoring the situation in Canada and at this time no outbreak of Salmonella poona has been confirmed.

Risks associated with fresh fruits and vegetables

- Cantaloupes are grown on the ground and their outer skin can become contaminated in the field by soil or animal waste, or during distribution prior to sale. - Fresh cantaloupes can also be contaminated if they come into contact with unprocessed raw foods such as meat and poultry when shopping at the supermarket or when stored at home. - The edible portion of cantaloupe can be contaminated when it is cut if it has not been washed properly. Dirt and bacteria on the surface of the fruit may contaminate a knife or cutting surface, which in turn may contaminate the flesh.

Washing and preparing cantaloupe

As a precaution, Health Canada and the CFIA are recommending that consumers take the following steps when purchasing or preparing cantaloupe:

- Before and after handling cantaloupe, wash hands for at least 20 seconds with hot water and soap. - The outer skin of the cantaloupe should be washed and scrubbed with a produce brush using hot water and soap, and then should be rinsed thoroughly with cold water. - Before and after cutting cantaloupe, clean and sanitize counter tops, cutting boards and utensils with a mild bleach solution (5ml/1tsp. bleach per 750ml/3 cups water). - When preparing, cut away any damaged or bruised areas where contamination from the skin may have entered.

Storing cut cantaloupe

- Cantaloupe that has been cut should be stored in the refrigerator until used. - If cut cantaloupe is left at room temperature for longer than four hours it should be discarded. - Keep fresh fruits and vegetables separate from raw meat, poultry or fish when shopping or storing these items.

Preparation of cantaloupe at retail stores and foodservice

Additional steps for preparing cut cantaloupes are recommended:

- Use a barrier such as gloves, deli paper or an appropriate utensil to touch cut cantaloupe. Do not touch cut cantaloupe with bare hands. - Maintain the temperature of cut cantaloupe at 4o C or below. Cut cantaloupe should be displayed in a refrigerated case, not just displayed on top of ice. Uncut cantaloupe does not need to be refrigerated. - Datemark cut cantaloupes that are held more than 24 hours to indicate that they must be consumed within 7 days or be discarded.

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For further information:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Media Relations: (613) 228-6682

Health Canada Ryan Baker, Media Inquiries (613) 941-8189

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On Jun 3, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN A RANGE OF FOOD PRODUCTS.

The list of products covered by the public warning issued on May 11, 2001 has been updated - 2001-06-01

Distributions Alimentaires Lemarquis, Boucherville, Quebec LeMarquis Honeymoon, all sizes Honeymoons, 140g and 300g Mini Marquis Honeymoon, 80 g

The updated list of products is available at : [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010511e.shtml#li"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010511e.shtml#li[/url]

ALERTE

On Jun 5, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN A RANGE OF FOOD PRODUCTS.

The list of products covered by the public warning issued on May 11, 2001 has been updated - 2001-06-01

JVF, Toronto, Ontario Honeymoons, 140g

The updated list of products is available at : [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010511e.shtml#li"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010511e.shtml#li[/url]

ALERTE

On Jun 7, 2001

ALERTE

On Jun 7, 2001

AVERTISSEMENT DE DANGER POUR LA SANT

On Jun 7, 2001

AVERTISSEMENT DE DANGER POUR LA SANT

On Jun 8, 2001

ANNULATION DE L*AVERTISSEMENT DE DANGER POUR LA SANT

On Jun 13, 2001

The English text follows the French text

ALERTE

On Jun 14, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared Milk Ingredient in Safeway Brand Mesquite BBQ Flavour Mini Rice Chips

CALGARY, June 14, 2001 - Canada Safeway is warning people with dairy allergies not to consume Safeway Brand Mesquite BBQ Flavour Mini Rice Chips (100 gm. package, UPC 58200 30071) because the product label does not list whey powder and lactose as an ingredient on the package. This allergy alert only applies to the Mesquite BBQ Variety.

Canada Safeway is voluntarily recalling this product because the undeclared whey powder may cause a serious allergic reaction in persons with milk allergies. People who do not have milk allergies are not affected by this recall.

There have been two reported allergic reactions to date.

These products are sold at all Canada Safeway stores in Western Canada (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and N.W. Ontario). Customers who have purchased the product may return them for a full refund.

For more information:

Linda Toby Oswald Vice President, Public Relations & Government Affairs Canada Safeway Limited 403.730.3511

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For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Beno

On Jun 23, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT- FRESH SPINACH MAY CONTAIN SHIGELLA

OTTAWA, June 22, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume fresh spinach produced by Kim's Farm in Surrey, B.C. as it may be contaminated with Shigella.

The fresh spinach was produced and packed by Kim's Farm in Surrey, B.C. and distributed to British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The following distributors in British Columbia may have received the affected product: Cloverdale Lettuce & Vegetable Cooperative, Pacific Produce Company Ltd, Van-Whole Produce Ltd, Can-Am Produce and Trading Ltd, and T & T Supermarket Inc. Kim's Farm may have also distributed product to various retail outlets in the greater Vancouver area.

Consumers who have purchased fresh spinach in bunches on or after May 01, 2001 to present should enquire at the retail outlet where they purchased the spinach to verify if the store received the recalled product.

The product is being voluntary recalled from the retail level by the producer.

Shigella infection can cause diarrhea (which may be bloody), fever, nausea, and vomiting. Illness usually lasts from 4 to 14 days. In some persons, especially very young and very old people and people with compromised immune systems, the diarrhea can be more severe. Infection can occur after eating and drinking food and water that is contaminated with Shigella and it can be passed from person to person.

This recall is a result of an investigation by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, B.C. Health Regions and the CFIA due to reported illness.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800- 561-3350.

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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Media enquiries:

Rene Cardinal Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food of Plant Origin Division (613) 364-5203 (pager)

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AVERTISSEMENT DE DANGER POUR LA SANT

On Jun 28, 2001

The English text follows the French text

ALERTE

On Jun 28, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN DELICIOUS CHERRY BRAND CHERRY LIQUOR PRALINES

OTTAWA, June 26, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume Delicious Cherry brand Cherry Liquor Pralines imported from Hungary.

This product contains milk protein that is not declared on the label. The recall of this product is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

The affected product is sold in a 120 g package with the code S 3018 B and with a UPC code 0 57127 30005 6. This product may be distributed nationally.

The Delicious Cherry brand Cherry Liquor Pralines is being voluntarily recalled from the marketplace.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There have been no reported illnesses 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 one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376

Beno

On Jun 28, 2001

Le texte fran

On Jun 29, 2001

Le texte fran

On Jul 6, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF HAZELNUTS IN KLEMBER BRAND WAFERS WITH NOUGAT FILLING

OTTAWA, July 6, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to hazelnuts not to consume Klember brand Wafers with Nougat Filling. This product, imported from Slovakia, contains hazelnuts which are not properly declared on the label. This alert is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to hazelnuts.

The Wafers with Nougat Filling product is sold in a 32g package with the UPC 8 586005 100072. The product has been distributed in the Greater Toronto Area and is being voluntarily recalled by the importer, Misotaza Importing Co., located in Mississauga, Ontario.

The consumption of this product may cause serious or life-threatening reactions in persons with allergies to hazelnuts. There have been no reported illnesses 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 the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1 -800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Beno

On Jul 6, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - FRESH CHINESE SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS MAY CONTAIN SULPHITES

OTTAWA, July 4, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with a sensitivity to sulphites not to consume fresh Shiitake mushrooms imported from China (see attached list). These fresh shiitake mushrooms may contain sulphites.

The Chinese Shiitake mushrooms covered by this alert may appear without codes and brand names and may have been sold to restaurants and to retail in bulk. To date, the products affected by this recall have been distributed in British Columbia and Ontario.

The CFIA is continuing its investigation on fresh Chinese Shiitake mushrooms for the presence of sulphites. As new products are identified in the marketplace the CFIA will be posting the list of Shiitake mushrooms being recalled on the CFIA web site ([url]http://www.inspection.gc.ca./english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010704e.shtml[/url])

Consumers who have purchased Shiitake mushrooms and have a sensitivity to sulphites should enquire at the retail outlet where they have purchased the product to verify if the store received product affected by this recall.

The consumption of these fresh shiitake mushrooms containing sulphites may cause serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these mushrooms.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1 -800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries: Sharron Stewart (English and French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall 613-760-4112

Update - July 4, 2001

SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS BEING RECALLED FOR THE PRESENCE OF SULPHITES

IMPORTER - Pacin Enterprises Inc., Vancouver, B. C. BRAND - N/A CODES - Sold on or after June 26 to present SOLD IN - 5 Kg Styrofoam containers DISTRIBUTION - Vancouver, B. C. / Mississauga, Ontario

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ALERTE

On Jul 7, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN SO GOOD BRAND FAT FREE FORTIFIED SOY BEVERAGE (1.89 l)

OTTAWA, July 6, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and SoyaWorld Inc. are warning consumers allergic to milk protein not to consume So Good brand Fat Free Soy Beverage in 1.89 l containers. This product may contain milk protein that is not declared on the label. This alert is only of concern to those allergic to milk protein.

The affected Fat Free Fortified Soy Beverage sold in a 1.89 l container has a Best Before date of AU 04 AN with a UPC 6 26027 26551 4. SoyaWorld Inc., located in Surrey BC, is voluntarily recalling the product which is known to have been distributed in Western Canada and Northern Ontario (West of Thunder Bay). The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The consumption of this product may cause serious or life-threatening reactions in persons with allergies to milk protein. There has been no reported illness associated with this product.

This alert does not affect any other So Good brand beverages.

For more information, consumers and industry can call Consumer Services, SoyaWorld Inc. at 1-888-401-0019 or the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

SoyaWorld Inc.

Maheb Nathoo (604) 296-3282

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Davendra Sharma (English) Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Beno

On Jul 11, 2001

Le texte fran

On Jul 13, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED WHEAT IN MASTER CHOICE BRAND TOASTED OATS CEREAL

OTTAWA, July 13, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to wheat not to consume Master Choice brand Toasted Oats cereal imported from the United States. This cereal contains wheat that is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals allergic to wheat.

This cereal, imported by The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada, Etobicoke, Ontario, is sold in 425 g packages with a UPC 0 57627 40352 3. Only those packages with the best before dates of 2001 DE 30, 2002 JA 02, 2002 JA 09, 2002 FE 04, 2002 MR 12, 2002 MR 23 and 2002 MR 26 are affected by this recall.

The Great Atlantic and & Pacific Co. of Canada is voluntarily recalling this product. This cereal is distributed in Ontario only.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry may call Doug Brummer, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada, at (416) 234-6676; or the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Sharron Stewart Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

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ALERTE

On Jul 18, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WALNUTS IN SAFEWAY BRAND CARROT MUFFINS & CARROT CAKE IN FOIL PAN

Calgary, July 17, 2001 - Canada Safeway Limited is warning people with walnut allergies not to consume Safeway brand Carrot Muffins or Carrot Cake in Foil Pan as these products may contain walnuts that are not listed on the ingredient label.

The products involved in this alert are: - Carrot Muffins (6 pack, 454 g, UPC beginning with the digits 02 20313) - Carrot Cake in Foil Pan (454 g, UPC beginning with the digits 02 20280)

These products bear a Packed On date between June 12, 2001 (JN 12, 01) and July 16, 2001 (JL 16, 01).

Canada Safeway Limited is voluntarily recalling these products because walnuts may cause serious or life threatening allergic reactions in persons with walnut allergies. People who do not have walnut allergies are not effected by this recall.

There have been no reported illnesses related to these products to date.

They are sold at most Canada Safeway stores in Western Canada (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia). Customers who have purchased these products may return them for a full refund.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been notified and is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information: Linda Toby Oswald Vice President, Public Relations & Government Affairs Canada Safeway Limited 403.730.3511

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For more information, consumer and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442- 2342.

Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376

Beno

On Jul 18, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED WHEAT IN MASTER CHOICE BRAND TOASTED OATS CEREAL

OTTAWA, July 18, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to wheat not to consume Master Choice brand Toasted Oats cereal imported from the United States. This cereal contains wheat that is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals allergic to wheat. The CFIA is expanding the warning issued on July 13, 2001.

This cereal, imported by The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada, Etobicoke, Ontario, is sold in 425 g packages with a UPC 0 57627 40352 3. Those packages with best before dates between 2001 DE 30 and 2002 MR 26 are affected by this warning.

The Great Atlantic and & Pacific Co. of Canada is voluntarily recalling this product. This cereal is distributed in Ontario only.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry may call Doug Brummer, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada, at (416) 234-6676; or the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada Mr. Doug Brummer (416) 234-6676

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Tom Hauschild (English) Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1608

Beno

On Jul 18, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED WHEAT IN EQUALITY BRAND SOUR CREAM & ONION POTATO CHIPS

OTTAWA, July 18, 2001 -The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to wheat not to consume Equality brand Sour Cream & Onion flavour potato chips with a product code 214M280. The affected product was incorrectly filled with All Dressed flavour potato chips and marketed as Sour Cream & Onion potato chips. The affected product contains wheat protein that is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals allergic to wheat.

This product is sold in 170 g packages with a product code: 214M280.

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada is voluntarily recalling this product. This product is distributed in Ontario only.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry may call Mr. Doug Brummer, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada, at (416) 234-6676; or the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada Mr. Doug Brummer (416) 234-6676

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Tom Hauschild (English) Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1608

Beno

On Jul 19, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED WHEAT IN EQUALITY BRAND SOUR CREAM & ONION POTATO CHIPS

OTTAWA, July 19, 2001 - The public warning issued on July 18, 2001 has been expanded to include additional codes of this product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to wheat not to consume Equality brand Sour Cream & Onion flavour potato chips with all product codes ending in 280 or 279. The affected product package was incorrectly filled with All Dressed flavour potato chips and marketed as Sour Cream & Onion potato chips. The affected product contains wheat protein that is not declared on the label.

This alert is of concern to those individuals allergic to wheat.

This product is sold in 170 g packages. All product packaged as Equality brand Sour Cream & Onion flavour potato chips with a 7 digit product code ending in either 279 or 280 is affected by this alert.

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada is voluntarily recalling this product. This product is distributed in Ontario only.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry may call Mr. Doug Brummer, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada, at (416) 234-6676; or the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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]

Media enquiries:

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada Mr. Doug Brummer (416) 234-6676

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Tom Hauschild (English) Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1608

Beno

On Aug 5, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - IMPROPERLY DECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN NHF NU-SPORT HEALTH & FITNESS BRAND ULTRA WHEY MORE SCIENTIFICALLY TAILORED MUSCLE FOOD

OTTAWA, August 2, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume NHF Nu- Sport Health & Fitness Brand Ultra Whey More Scientifically Tailored Muscle Food, imported by Nu-Sport Health & Fitness, Markham, Ontario. These products contain milk protein, however the label incorrectly claims that allergenic proteins have been eliminated. The recall of these products is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

The products affected by this recall include:

Flavour --- Size Natural Banana Berry - 360g, 910g and 2.1kg Natural Belgian Chocolate --- 360g, 910g and 2.1kg Natural Vanilla Bean - 360g, 910g and 2.1kg Unsweetened Natural Vanilla Bean -910g

The importer, Nu-Sport Health & Fitness, Markham, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling these products which have been distributed nationally. All codes are affected by this recall.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety & Recall (613) 760-4112

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ALERTE

On Aug 9, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - VARIOUS BRANDS OF WIENER PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

OTTAWA, August 8, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers not to consume various brands of wiener products as they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

These products are sold in various sized packages with a best-before date prior to and including AU10 and bear the establishment code EST69.

A listing of the brands, product names, package sizes and UPC codes are provided in the attached summary. (see [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010808e.shtml)"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010808e.shtml)[/url]

These products are distributed nationally and have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Mitchell's Gourmet Foods Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. These products should not be consumed. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis. Pregnant women, young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of this recall.

For more information, consumers and industry may call Mr. Brev Chesky, Mitchell's Gourmet Foods Inc., at (306) 382-2210 or (306) 222-9084, or call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

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AVERTISSEMENT DE DANGER POUR LA SANT

On Aug 14, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED GLUTEN IN PAMELA'S BRAND OF "WHEAT FREE AND GLUTEN FREE" PECAN SHORTBREAD GOURMET COOKIES

OTTAWA, August 14, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising consumers with sensitivities to gluten not to consume Pamela's brand "Wheat Free & Gluten Free" Pecan Shortbread Gourmet Cookies. This product may contain varying amounts of gluten that is not declared on the label.

This alert is of particular concern to those individuals who suffer adverse reactions to the specific proteins (gluten) of wheat, rye, barley, oats and triticale.

Pamela's brand Pecan Shortbread Gourmet Cookies are manufactured by Pamela's Products in San Francisco, California. The cookies are sold in Ontario and Quebec in a 150 g package with a best before date of 01 nov 23.

This product is being voluntarily recalled by the importing firm. There has been no illness associated with the product.

CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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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Media enquiries:

Maureen Howes (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

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[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Aug 14, 2001

corrected phone numbers

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED GLUTEN IN PAMELA'S BRAND OF "WHEAT FREE AND GLUTEN FREE" PECAN SHORTBREAD GOURMET COOKIES

OTTAWA, August 14, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising consumers with sensitivities to gluten not to consume Pamela's brand "Wheat Free & Gluten Free" Pecan Shortbread Gourmet Cookies. This product may contain varying amounts of gluten that is not declared on the label.

This alert is of particular concern to those individuals who suffer adverse reactions to the specific proteins (gluten) of wheat, rye, barley, oats and triticale.

Pamela's brand Pecan Shortbread Gourmet Cookies are manufactured by Pamela's Products in San Francisco, California. The cookies are sold in Ontario and Quebec in a 150 g package with a best before date of 01 nov 23.

This product is being voluntarily recalled by the importing firm. There has been no illness associated with the product.

CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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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Media enquiries:

Maureen Howes (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Aug 14, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - FRESH SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS MAY CONTAIN SULPHITES

OTTAWA, August 14, 2001- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning individuals with a sensitivity to sulphites not to consume fresh Shiitake mushrooms distributed by Champs Mushrooms Inc., Abbotsford, British Columbia. These fresh Shiitake mushrooms may contain sulphites.

Champs Mushrooms Inc. is voluntarily recalling fresh Shiitake mushrooms sold in 100 gm trays and in 5 lb bulk boxes. The 100 gm trays are labelled as Champs Mushrooms with a UPC of 6 78286 88888 1 and are distributed through Safeway stores in British Columbia and Alberta. The bulk mushroom containers have no codes or brand names.

Consumers who have purchased bulk fresh Shiitake mushrooms and have a sensitivity to sulphites should enquire at the outlets where the product was purchased to verify if the store received product affected by this recall. To date, the products affected by this recall have been distributed in British Columbia and Alberta.

The consumption of fresh mushrooms containing sulphites can cause serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these mushrooms.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Aug 15, 2001

AMENDMENT TO ALLERGY ALERT OF AUGUST 14, 2001 - UNDECLARED GLUTEN IN PAMELA'S BRAND OF "WHEAT FREE AND GLUTEN FREE" PECAN SHORTBREAD GOURMET COOKIES

OTTAWA, August 15, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising consumers with sensitivities to gluten not to consume Pamela's brand "Wheat Free & Gluten Free" Pecan Shortbread Gourmet Cookies. This product may contain varying amounts of gluten that is not declared on the label.

This alert is of particular concern to those individuals who suffer adverse reactions to the specific proteins (gluten) of wheat, rye, barley, oats and triticale.

Pamela's brand Pecan Shortbread Gourmet Cookies are manufactured by Pamela's Products in San Francisco, California. The cookies are distributed nationally in a 150 g package with a best before date of 01 nov 23 and a UPC of 0 93709 20100 7.

This product is being voluntarily recalled by several importing firms. There has been no illness associated with the product.

CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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Media enquiries:

Maureen Howes (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

On Aug 17, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT- IMPROPERLY DECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN NHF NU-SPORT HEALTH & FITNESS BRAND ULTRA WHEY MORE SCIENTIFICALLY TAILORED MUSCLE FOOD

The list of products covered by the public warning issued on August 2, 2001 has been updated.

2001-08-16

Natural Belgian Chocolate - 20/30g Natural Vanilla Bean - 20/30g

The updated list of products is available at : [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010802e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010802e.shtml[/url]

ALERTE

On Aug 21, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - YU'S FARM FRESH SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS MAY CONTAIN SULPHITES

OTTAWA, August 21, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning individuals with a sensitivity to sulphites not to consume fresh Shiitake mushrooms distributed by Yu's Farm, Langley, British Columbia. These fresh Shiitake mushrooms may contain sulphites.

Yu's Farm is voluntarily recalling fresh Shiitake mushrooms distributed in 3 lb boxes. These mushrooms are distributed in British Columbia only. These boxes have no codes or brand names but are labelled with Yu's Farm's address and telephone number. The product affected by this recall has been distributed by Yu's Farm between August 10 and August 17, 2001.

Consumers who have purchased bulk fresh Shiitake mushrooms and have a sensitivity to sulphites should enquire at the outlets where the product was purchased to verify if the store received product affected by this recall.

The consumption of fresh mushrooms containing sulphites can cause serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these mushrooms.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Aug 22, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED GLUTEN IN PAMELA'S BRAND OF "WHEAT FREE AND GLUTEN FREE" COOKIES

OTTAWA, August 22, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising consumers with sensitivities to gluten not to consume Pamela's brand "Wheat Free & Gluten Free" cookies. These products may contain varying amounts of gluten that is not declared on the label.

This alert is of particular concern to those individuals who suffer adverse reactions to the specific proteins (gluten) of wheat, rye, barley, oats and triticale.

Pamela's brand cookies are manufactured by Pamela's Products, Inc. in San Francisco, California. The cookies are distributed nationally in a 150 g package. All date codes of the products listed below are affected by this recall.

Product - UPC Pamela's Butter Shortbread Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20050 5 Pamela's Chunky Chocolate Chip Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20070 3 Pamela's Pecan Shortbread with Chocolate Chips Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20140 3 Pamela's Chocolate Double Chip Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20080 2 Pamela's Ginger Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20030 7 Pamela's Lemon Shortbread Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20150 2 Pamela's Pecan Shortbread Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20100 7 Pamela's Chocolate & Vanilla Shortbread Swirl Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20130 4 Pamela's Chocolate Shortbread Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20120 5 Pamela's Carob Hazelnut Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20090 1 Pamela's Peanut Butter Gourmet Cookies - 0 93709 20040 6

These products are being voluntarily recalled by Pamela's Products, Inc. There has been no illness associated with these products.

CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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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Media enquiries:

Maureen Howes (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

********************************************

ALERTE

On Aug 31, 2001

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - VARIOUS BRANDS OF OLIVE POMACE OIL MAY CONTAIN POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHs)

OTTAWA, August 30, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume certain brands of Olive Pomace Oil due to the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), some of which are carcinogenic.

The following brands of Pomace Olive Oil are affected by this alert.

Clic, Cremona, Hermes, Italia, Lio, Mamma Mia, Mama Rosa, Pirolio, Siprio S.A., Via Italia and Zenit.

This alert applies to all lot numbers and sizes of products. The affected products may have been distributed nationally.

" Pomace" Olive Oil, is a lower grade oil. It is obtained from the residue (pomace) left after the extraction of higher grades of Olive Oils such as Virgin Olive Oil. Higher grade oils sold as Olive oil, Virgin Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil are not affected by this alert.

PAHs are a group of chemicals that are formed during certain industrial processes and are common environmental contaminants. Some of the PAHs are carcinogenic and long term exposures to PAHs can lead to serious health risks.

The CFIA is also requesting all importers, wholesalers, retailers, food processors, restaurants and other food establishments to stop the sale or use of the brands affected by this alert. The CFIA is currently taking measures to have the affected products recalled from the marketplace. The CFIA will be monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

D.D. Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Benoit Blangez (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760 - 4068

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Sep 1, 2001

AMENDMENT - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - VARIOUS BRANDS OF OLIVE POMACE OIL MAY CONTAIN POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHs)

Please see amended brand names - [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010831e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010831e.shtml[/url]

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Sep 1, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED GLUTEN IN PAMELA'S BRAND OF "WHEAT FREE & GLUTEN FREE" ULTRA CHOCOLATE BROWNIE MIX AND GOURMET PANCAKE AND BAKING MIX

OTTAWA, August 31, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising consumers with sensitivities to gluten not to consume Pamela's brand Ultra Chocolate Brownie Mix and Gourmet Pancake and Baking Mix. These products may contain gluten that is not declared on the label.

This alert is of particular concern to those individuals who suffer adverse reactions to the specific proteins (gluten) of wheat, rye, barley, oats and triticale.

These products are from Pamela's Products, Inc. in San Francisco, California and distributed nationally by various importers.

Pamela's brand Ultra Chocolate Brownie Mix is sold in 454g package with a code of MAY2502 and a UPC of 0 93709 30030 4, and Gourmet Pancake and Baking Mix is sold in 680g package with a code of JUN1202 and a UPC of 0 93709 30010 6.

These products are being voluntarily recalled by Pamela's Products, Inc. There has been no illness associated with these products.

CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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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Media enquiries:

D.D. Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Benoit Blangez (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Sep 1, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED EGG IN THE LOVIN' OVEN BAKE SHOPPE BRAND AND HOMESTYLE BRAND FRUIT PIES

OTTAWA, August 31, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to egg protein not to consume The Lovin' Oven Bake Shoppe brand and the Homestyle brand fruit pies listed below. The affected products contain egg protein that is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals allergic to egg protein.

The Lovin' Oven Bake Shoppe brand fruit pie varieties affected by the recall are apple, blueberry and cherry packaged in both 600 and 1200 g sizes; and peach, raspberry, rhubarb strawberry, bumbleberry and raspberry rhubarb in the 600 g size. Also affected by this recall are Homestyle "No Sugar Added" brand cherry, apple and blueberry pies in the 600 g size. All codes are affected.

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada is voluntarily recalling these products. These products are only sold at "The Barn" stores in Ontario.

The consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry may call Mr. Brian Piwek, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada, at (416)234-6682 ; or the CFIA at the following number : 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376

Benoit Blangez (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Sep 10, 2001

The following information was transmitted to the news media by CFIA on September 7, 2001 on behalf of Imagine foods Inc. San Carlos, California, USA

********************************* IMAGINE FOODS ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN RICE DREAM AND SOY DREAM NON DAIRY FROZEN DESSERTS

September 7, 2001 - Imagine Foods Inc. of San Carlos, California, USA, is recalling Rice Dream Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts and Soy Dream Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts because they may contain undeclared milk protein. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. This alert is only of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

The Rice Dream and Soy Dream Frozen Desserts were distributed in Canada through retail stores. All date codes of the products listed below are being recalled. (see [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010907e.shtml"]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/20010907e.shtml[/url] )

The Rice Dream and Soy Dream Frozen Desserts in question are packaged in a frozen dessert pint (473 mL) container; a frozen dessert quart ( 946 mL) container, and include Rice and Soy Dream Bars on a stick, Rice and Soy Dream Pie novelties and bear the Rice Dream and Soy Dream Non-Dairy Dessert name in the UPCs listed below. No other Rice Dream or Soy Dream products are affected.

One illness has been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased products listed on this notice are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Cindy Howe at 1-800-333-6339

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

The Rice Dream and Soy Dream Frozen Desserts in question are packaged in a frozen dessert pint (473 mL) container; a frozen dessert quart ( 946 mL) container, and include Rice and Soy Dream Bars on a stick, Rice and Soy Dream Pie novelties and bear the Rice Dream and Soy Dream Non-Dairy Dessert name in the UPCs listed below. No other Rice Dream or Soy Dream products are affected.

One illness has been reported to date.

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Oct 2, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN ORGANIC SOY DELICIOUS BRAND NON DAIRY FROZEN DESSERT BARS

OTTAWA - October 2, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to milk protein not to consume the Organic Soy Delicious brand Vanilla & Almonds Bar or Creamy Vanilla Bar as these products contain milk protein that is not declared on the label. This alert is only of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

The products involved in this alert are:

1. Vanilla & Almonds Bar, 4 fl. oz./ 118 mL (110 mL on sticker), UPC 7 44473 32053 0

2. Creamy Vanilla Bar, 4 fl. oz./ 118 mL (110 mL on sticker), UPC 7 44473 32011 0

These products have been distributed nationally and are being voluntarily recalled by Turtle Mountain Inc., Junction City, Oregon, USA. All codes are affected by this recall.

The consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec: 1-800-561-3350 In other provinces and territories: 1-800-442-2342

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

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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Benoit Blangez (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Oct 3, 2001

BACARDI CANADA AND THE CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY ARE ADVISING CONSUMERS NOT TO CONSUME BACARDI 1873 RUM

OTTAWA, October 2, 2001- Bacardi Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are advising consumers not to consume two sizes of Bacardi 1873 Rum.

The advisory affects only the following sizes and codes of Bacardi 1873 Rum which were distributed only in Canada:

- 1.14 litre bottles, all codes starting with 34; - 750 ml bottles, all codes starting with 40, 43, 115 and 118.

No other products are affected by this advisory.

Due to a report of temporary illness from a consumer who consumed one of the listed products, and while no connection between the reported illness and the above listed products has been established to date, the CFIA and Bacardi Canada are advising consumers that these products should not be consumed.

The CFIA and Bacardi Canada are continuing their investigation to determine if there is a connection between the reported illness and the listed products.

Bacardi Canada Inc. has voluntarily removed the listed products from the market place.

If consumers have purchased the product in any of the above sizes they should look on the back of the bottle for the code. It is printed on the bottle itself below the label and starts with the numbers 34, 40, 43, 115 and 118. Consumers can bring this product to their local liquor retailer for an exchange or refund.

This advisory is in addition to the advisory released on Friday, September 28, 2001 in relation to Bacardi Gold (Carta De Oro) Rum.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact Bacardi Canada (1-866-538-6811) or the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Benoit Blangez (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

Dave Williams Bacardi Canada Inc. 1- 800- 222- 2734

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Oct 3, 2001

BACARDI CANADA AND THE CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY ARE ADVISING CONSUMERS NOT TO CONSUME BACARDI GOLD (CARTA DE ORO) RUM PURCHASED BETWEEN JULY 15 AND SEPTEMBER 15, 2001

OTTAWA, September 28, 2001- Bacardi Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are advising consumers not to consume certain sizes of Bacardi Gold (Carta De Oro) Rum purchased between July 15 and September 15, 2001.

The advisory affects only the following sizes and codes of Bacardi Gold (Carta De Oro) Rum:

- 1.75 litre bottles, all codes starting with 46; - 750 ml bottles, all codes starting with 44; and - 200 ml bottles, all codes starting with 55.

No other products are affected by this advisory.

Due to reports of temporary illness from consumers who have consumed the listed products, while no connection between the reported illnesses and the above listed products has been established to date, the CFIA and Bacardi Canada are advising consumers that these products should not be consumed.

The reported symptoms of the illnesses are nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting, lasting 24 to 48 hours.

The CFIA and Bacardi Canada are continuing their investigation to determine if there is a connection between the reported illnesses and the listed products.

The listed products were distributed across Canada except in Quebec, Nunavut, and the Territories. Bacardi Canada Inc. has voluntarily removed all listed products from the market place.

If consumers have purchased the product in any of the above sizes they should look on the back of the bottle for the code. It is printed on the bottle itself below the label and starts with the numbers 46, 44, or 55. Consumers can bring this product to their local liquor retailer for an exchange or refund.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact Bacardi Canada (1-866-538-6811) or the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

D. D. Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Benoit Blangez (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

Dave Williams Bacardi Canada Inc. 1- 800- 222- 2734

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Oct 24, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED GLUTEN IN THREE GLUTEN FREE JUVELA BRAND BREAD MIXES

OTTAWA, October 24, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising consumers with sensitivities to gluten not to consume three varieties of Juvela brand Gluten Free bread mixes listed below. These products may contain gluten that is not declared on the label.

This alert is of particular concern to those individuals who suffer adverse reactions to gluten.

The following Juvela brand Gluten Free bread mixes are included in this alert:

Low Protein Mix - UPC 7 310100 274663 - 500g Low Protein Mix - UPC 5 016533 100037 - 500g

Gluten Free Mix - UPC 5 016533 100006 - 500g Gluten Free Fibre Mix - UPC 5 016533 100013 - 500g

These products, manufactured in Sweden, are being voluntarily recalled by the importer, Deroma Importing Co. Ltd., Laval, Quebec and have been distributed in Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. There has been one illness reported that may be associated with the consumption of one of these products.

CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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

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Media enquiries:

Tom Hauschild (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1608

Benoit Blangez (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Nov 4, 2001

The following information was transmitted to the news media by Canada Safeway Limited, Calgary, Alberta, on November 2, 2001.

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED ALLERGEN IN SAFEWAY BAKESHOP DANISH PASTRY SUPER PACK OF 8

CALGARY, November 2, 2001 - Canada Safeway is warning people with allergies to almonds not to consume Safeway Bake Shop Danish Super Pack Pastries (Super Pack OF 8,UPC 20303)780g, packaged on or before 01/NO/02 (with a Best before date of 01/NO/05 or earlier) because some of the product labels do not list almonds as an ingredient.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to almonds. Canada Safeway is voluntarily recalling the affected products. People who do not have almond allergies are not effected by this recall.

There have been no reported illnesses related to these products.

These products are sold at most Canada Safeway stores in Western Canada (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and N.W. Ontario). Customers who have purchased these products may return them for a full refund.

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For more information:

Linda Toby Oswald Vice President, Public Relations & Government Affairs Canada Safeway Limited 403.730.3511

***end of transmission***

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

Media enquiries:

Tom Hauschild (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1608

Benoit Blangez (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Dec 11, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT -PRESENCE OF IMPROPERLY DECLARED HAZELNUTS IN BELLA BRAND SEA SHELL CHOCOLATE

OTTAWA, December 10, 2001 - The public warning issued on December 4, 2001 has been expanded to include additional information on product distribution. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to hazelnuts not to consume Bella brand Sea Shell Chocolate. This product contains hazelnuts which are not declared on the French ingredient list. This alert is of concern only to those who are allergic to hazelnuts.

The affected product is the Bella brand Sea Shell Chocolate sold in 68 g package with UPC code 7 75026 01551 1. The product is imported from Turkey.

The importer, Les Aliments Papco Foods Inc., located in Ville St-Laurent (Quebec), is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product has been distributed nationally.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to hazelnuts. There have been no reported illnesses 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 one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

****************************

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Dec 11, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - RECALL OF FRESH PORK PROCESSED BY MITCHELL'S GOURMET FOODS INC. THAT MAY CONTAIN PENICILLIN

OTTAWA, December 8, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers allergic to penicillin not to consume fresh pork processed by Mitchell's Gourmet Foods Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as it may contain penicillin. It is believed that the penicillin was introduced to the hogs at the farm level. The affected products have been available for sale since December 5, 2001. This warning is of concern only to individuals allergic to penicillin.

The affected products are :

Pork Loin, product number 33929, 22152, 65587 Side Ribs, product number 53821, 30910, 22136 Boneless Leg, product number 31682, 22063 Pork Butt, product number 23213, 88595 Pork Ribletts, product number 29394 Pork Legs, product number 22241 Boneless Back, product number 22268 Rind on Belly, product number 22179 Picnics, product number 22187, 11061 Back Ribs, product number 22039 Pork Tender, product number 19895 Neck Bones, product number 64874 Pork Hocks, product number 19283

Mitchell's Gourmet Foods Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is voluntarily recalling the affected product. The affected product has been distributed in Ontario (west of Thunder Bay), Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Consumers who are allergic to penicillin are encouraged to check with their retailer to determine if pork purchased on or after December 5, 2001 was supplied by Mitchell's Gourmet Foods Inc. If consumers allergic to penicillin cannot identify or confirm that the product was produced by Mitchell's Gourmet Foods Inc., they should not consume the product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to penicillin. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

For more information, consumers and industry can call Mitchell's Gourmet Foods Inc. at 1-800-667-3330 or the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Don Hepburn (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall Animal Products Directorate (403) 540-9924

Beno

On Dec 13, 2001

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN CONFISERIES YOMA INC. BELGIAN DARK CHOCOLATE AND CHOCOLATE FONDUE

OTTAWA, December 13, 2001 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume YOMA Belgian Dark Chocolate and Volupta Chocolate fondue (Dark Chocolate) manufactured by Confiseries YOMA Inc. of Ste-Germaine Station, Qu

On Jan 4, 2002

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SOY PROTEIN IN B-L BRAND BACON CHEESE SNACK SPREAD ALSO LABELLED AS CHEESE SAUCE

OTTAWA, January 04, 2002 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to soy protein not to consume B-L brand Bacon Cheese Snack Spread also labelled as Cheese Sauce. This product contains soy protein which is not declared on the french ingredient list. This alert is of concern only to those who are allergic to soy protein.

The affected product is B-L brand Bacon Cheese Snack Spread also labelled as Cheese Sauce, sold in a 227 g plastic tub. All best before date codes are affected. The UPC is 070442400409. This product is manufactured by Old Fashioned Foods Inc., Mayville, Wisconsin, United States.

The affected product has been distributed nationally and is being voluntarily recalled by the importing firm.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy protein. There have been no reported illnesses 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 one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Ken Marcynuk (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 364-2058

Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Jan 14, 2002

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG AND SOY PROTEINS IN L'ITALIENNE MAISON BRAND SEAFOOD PIZZA

OTTAWA, January 14, 2002 - The public warning issued on January 10, 2002 has been expanded to include additional information on product distribution and clarification on product codes being recalled. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to egg or soy proteins not to consume L'italienne Maison brand Seafood Pizza as these allergens are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern only to those individuals who are allergic to egg or soy proteins.

The L'italienne Maison Brand 12" Seafood Pizza is sold in a 825 g box with UPC 0 67585 50034 9. All codes up to and including the code of 132022 are affected.

The manufacturer, Zoom Pizza of St. Romuald, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the product from the market. This product was sold in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick and may have been distributed in other provinces.

The consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg or soy proteins. There have been no reported illnesses 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 one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613 ) 760-4376

Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Mar 25, 2002

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK AND HAZELNUT PROTEINS IN PRONATEC BRAND ORGANIC SWISS CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, March 21, 2002 - The public warning issued on March 20, 2002 has been expanded to include additional product and allergen information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to milk and hazelnut proteins not to consume Pronatec brand Organic Swiss Chocolate products. These products may contain milk and hazelnut proteins which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk and hazelnut proteins.

All the codes of the following Pronatec brand Organic Swiss Chocolate products are affected by this alert as they may contain undeclared milk or hazelnut proteins as identified below:

Pronatec brand affected products Size UPC Allergen(s)

Organic Swiss Chocolate, "Noir" Bittersweet 100 g 6 67390 13142 6 Milk, Hazelnut

Organic Swiss Chocolate, "Amande" Dark with Almonds 100 g 6 67390 13132 7 Milk, Hazelnut

Organic Swiss Chocolate, " Blanc" White 100g 6 67390 13251 5 Hazelnut

These products are manufactured by Pronatec Ag, Switzerland and are being voluntarily recalled from the marketplace by the importer, Aliments Inari Foods, Montreal, Quebec. These products have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk and hazelnut proteins. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The earlier alert can be viewed at: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/20020320e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/20020320e.shtml[/url]

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Aliments Inari Foods, Linda Boilard at (514) 494-0068 CFIA, in the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or CFIA, in other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Michael Hiscock (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4044

Linda LeBlanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Mar 25, 2002

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED HAZELNUT IN CORINTA AND NERITA BRANDS ORGANIC SWISS CHOCOLATES

OTTAWA, March 15, 2002 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to hazelnut not to consume Corinta and Nerita brands Organic Swiss Chocolates. These products contain hazelnut which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to hazelnut.

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

- Corinta brand Organic Swiss Chocolate with raisins, 40 g with UPC 6 67390 13202 7 - Nerita brand Organic Swiss Chocolate, mocca, 40 g with UPC 6 67390 13192 1

These products are manufactured by Pronatec Ag, Switzerland and are being voluntarily recalled from the marketplace by the importer, Aliments Inari Foods, Montreal, Quebec. These products have been distributed in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to hazelnut. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Aliments Inari Foods, Linda Boilard at 1-877-724-0068 CFIA, in the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or CFIA, in other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Michael Hiscock (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4044

Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Apr 20, 2002

UPDATE - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT CERTAIN FOOD PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN CHLORAMPHENICOL

Related Pages

Health Hazard Alerts - 2002-04-19 | 2002-04-19 | 2002-04-18 Questions and Answers | Complete list of products that have been recalled

OTTAWA, April 19, 2002 - The public warnings issued on April 18, 2002, and earlier today, April 19, 2002, have been revised to reflect changes to the codes as highlighted in the attached table. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume certain food products (see attached table) which may contain Chloramphenicol. These products have been manufactured using honey imported from China found to contain Chloramphenicol.

The affected products are sold without labels or with labels under various brand names as listed in the attached table. Consumers who have purchased unlabeled products should verify with their retailer whether they are affected by this alert.

These products are being voluntarily recalled from the marketplace by the manufacturers.

Chloramphenicol is a drug which is not permitted for use in Canada in food producing animals, including bees. Consumption of chloramphenicol contaminated products may pose a human health risk related to the inherent toxicity of the drug. The CFIA is continuing to monitor all imports of Chinese honey.

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

As the CFIA investigation continues, the attached list of products will be updated as necessary. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

For more information, consumers and industry can refer to Questions & Answers on the CFIA web site at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/honmiele.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/honmiele.shtml[/url] or call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Davandra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755 2890 Linda LeBlanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Complete list of products that have been recalled - [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/honprode.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/honprode.shtml[/url] Food alert/recall page: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/recaltoce.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/recaltoce.shtml[/url]

On Apr 20, 2002

Thanks erik, I had plain English muffins made by Oakrun Farm Bakery that I bought from Costco, but the upc code wasn't one of the recalled...but you never know what we have in our freezers and this is a good heads up for everyone to be aware of these recalls!

On Apr 20, 2002

Hi Smack,

You're welcome. I saw this warning and thought I should post it.

We are lucky that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency tests the food to ensure it is safe to eat. As well, the ensure it is free from allergens (for example: many times they have found peanut protein in European chocolates not listed on the label)

I wonder if the governments of other countries (ie: USA, UK...) also test their food for allergrens, etc?

On Apr 21, 2002

Hi Smack,

You're welcome. I am glad the warning s are helpful. It is good to know about food hazards so we can be safe.

On Apr 21, 2002

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT HIGH LINER BRAND FISH STICKS 700G (28 STICKS PER BOX) MAY CONTAIN A TOXIN PRODUCED BY STAPHYLOCOCCUS BACTERIA OTTAWA, April 19, 2002

On May 2, 2002

More products found to contain contaminated honey from China. Here is the web link:

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/20020427be.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/20020427be.shtml[/url]

On May 19, 2002

URGENT OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION GREEK STYLE PASTA SALAD MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH AN OUTBREAK OF ILLNESSES FROM SHIGELLA BACTERIA OTTAWA, May 18, 2002 - In consultation with Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is sending this URGENT OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION for distribution.

CFIA has been made aware of about 100 confirmed or probable cases of diarrheal illness in Ottawa, Toronto and Quebec, that have been reported following consumption of Greek Style Pasta Salad.

This morning, the CFIA and Tiffany Gate Foods warned the public not to consume Greek Style Pasta Salad made by Tiffany Gate Foods, Toronto, Ontario as it may be contaminated with the bacteria Shigella.

Shigella infection can cause diarrhea (which may be bloody), fever, nausea, and vomiting. Illness usually lasts from 4 to 14 days. In some persons, especially very young and very old people and people with compromised immune systems, the diarrhea can be more severe. Infection can occur after eating or drinking food or water that is contaminated with Shigella and can be passed from person to person.

Persons who have consumed Greek Style Pasta Salad on or after May 02, 2002 to May 18, 2002 should enquire at the place where they purchased the Greek Style Pasta Salad to verify if the store received the affected product supplied by Tiffany Gate.

Anyone who recently ate the affected product and has concerns should seek medical assistance and contact local public health departments.

For more information on this outbreak and the recall, please visit:

City of Ottawa Health release [url="http://www.city.ottawa.on.ca/city_services/yourhealth/environmental/shigella_en.shtml"]http://www.city.ottawa.on.ca/city_services/yourhealth/environmental/shigella_en.shtml[/url]

The previous CFIA Health Hazard Alert [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/20020518e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/20020518e.shtml[/url]

CFIA

On Jul 18, 2002

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED CASHEWS IN CHRIS & LARRY'S CLODHOPPERS BRAND PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE GRAHAM WAFER CLUSTERS

OTTAWA, JULY 17, 2002 - The public warning issued on July 12, 2002 has been expanded to include additional product sizes. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Krave's Candy Co. are warning consumers with allergies to cashews not to consume Chris & Larry's Clodhoppers brand Peanut Butter Fudge Graham Wafer Clusters. The affected product may contain cashews that are not declared on the label.

The Clodhoppers brand Peanut Butter Fudge Graham Wafer Clusters are sold in 45g and 225g packages, 300g boxes, and in bulk food stores. All product codes are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed nationally. Krave's Candy Co, Winnipeg, Manitoba, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

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

For more information, please contact:

Krave's Candy Co., Larry Finnson, (204) 654-1361

Consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

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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Media enquiries:

Larry Finnson Krave's Candy Co 1-204- 654- 1361

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760 - 4232

Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

On Oct 16, 2002

OTTAWA, October 4, 2002 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is updating the Allergy Advisory issued on Oct 4, 2002 because the importer is voluntarily recalling the affected product.

On October 4, 2002, CFIA and Williams Foods Inc., Kansas, USA issued a joint Allergy Advisory to people with allergies to sesame seeds not to consume SUN-BIRD brand Sweet & Sour Oriental Style Seasoning Mix. The affected product contains sesame seeds not specifically mentioned in the ingredient list. This advisory is of concern to individuals who have allergies to sesame seeds.

The affected product, SUN-BIRD brand Sweet & Sour Oriental Style Seasoning Mix, is sold in a 24.8g package bearing UPC 0 74880 07001 9. All codes and packages with these identifying marks are affected by this alert.

The importer, Tree of Life/Gourmet Award Foods Canada, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product is distributed nationally.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sesame seeds. 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 one of the following numbers:

Tree of Life/Gourmet Award Foods Canada, Gord McGrail or Jamie Moody, 905-507-6161

CFIA, in the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or CFIA, in other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 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]

Media enquiries:

Gord McGrail or Jamie Moody Tree of Life/Gourmet Award Foods Canada (905) 507-6161

D. D. Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Dec 6, 2002

ALLERGY ALERTS UNDECLARED WALNUT AND PECAN IN THE MARKETPLACE ICE BOX COOKIE AND UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN THE MARKETPLACE CHERRY SHORTBREAD COOKIES

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/20021205be.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/20021205be.shtml[/url]

OTTAWA, December 5, 2002 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to walnut and pecan not to consume The Marketplace Ice Box Cookie. This product may contain walnut and/or pecan that are not declared on the label. The CFIA is also warning consumers with allergies to sulphites not to consume The Marketplace Cherry Shortbread Cookies. This product may contain sulphites that are not declared on the label. These alerts are of concern to those individuals with allergies to walnut, pecan and/or sulphites.

The affected cookies are sold only at the following two stores:

Store Location Product Description Allergen Co-op 1624 33rd Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan The Marketplace Ice Box Cookie, UPC 057316 073457, sold in a package of 12 walnut and/or pecan The Marketplace Cherry Shortbread Cookies, UPC 057316 051257 sold in a package of 12 sulphites The MarketplaceCo-op 2925 Quance Street East, Regina, Saskatchewan The Marketplace Ice Box Cookie, UPC 057316 073457, sold in a package of 12 walnut and/or pecan

All products manufactured prior to and including December 5, 2002 are affected by this alert.

Co-op, Saskatoon, and The Marketplace Co-op, Regina, are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to walnut, pecan and/or sulphites. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of The Marketplace Ice Box Cookie.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342. - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 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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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755- 3324

On Dec 7, 2002

Consumer Alert - Potential Presence of Cherry Pits in DOLE

On Dec 15, 2002

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT INGLIS CENTURY FARM SWEET CIDER MAY CONTAIN HIGH LEVELS OF PATULIN

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/20021212e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2002/20021212e.shtml[/url]

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT INGLIS CENTURY FARM SWEET CIDER MAY CONTAIN HIGH LEVELS OF PATULIN OTTAWA, December 12, 2002 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Inglis Century Farm are warning consumers not to consume Inglis Century Farm Sweet Cider as it may contain patulin, a naturally occurring toxin.

The product is sold frozen in plastic jugs, approximately 2 L in size. Some containers of the Sweet Cider bear a Inglis Century Farm label while some containers do not have a label. The production date is marked in ink on the bottom of the containers. All codes are affected by this alert.

The manufacturer, Inglis Century Farm is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product was sold primarily from the Inglis Century Farm roadside fruit stand in Tupperville, Nova Scotia.

Patulin, a toxic chemical, is produced by a number of molds which can grow naturally in and on apples. It has been shown to cause a range of adverse effects in laboratory animals like affecting the developing fetus, immune system and nervous system. The main concern with patulin is focussed on long term exposure. While the effect on human health is not known, it is recommended that the exposure be kept as low as possible.

Consumers should destroy the product or return it to the point of purchase. There have been no reported illnesses 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 following numbers:

Inglis Century Farm: (902) 665-4005

Canadian Food Inspection Agency: In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342. - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 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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Media enquiries:

Inglis Century Farm: (902) 665-4005 Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890 Linda LeBlanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

On Dec 19, 2002

ALLERGY ALERT Hostess Frito-Lay Canada Issues Voluntary Recall of 255 g Ruffles

On Dec 30, 2002

Sara Lee

On Jan 25, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT PRESENCE OF UNDECLARED SESAME SEEDS IN VARIOUS SILANG BRAND BISCUITS AND THIN CRACKERS

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030124ce.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030124ce.shtml[/url]

OTTAWA, January 24, 2003 - The public advisory issued on January 23, 2003 has been expanded to include additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to sesame seeds not to consume the various Silang brand Biscuits and Thin Crackers described below. These products may contain sesame seeds that are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to sesame seeds.

The following Silang brand products, manufactured in China, are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Green Onion Thin Cracker 16.5 g package containing 5 crackers 6 902264 807859 Green Onion Thin Cracker 264 g package containing 16 individually wrapped units of 5 crackers 6 902264 807910 Preserved Bean Curd Thin Cracker 16.5 g package containing 5 crackers 6 902264 807842 Preserved Bean Curd Thin Cracker 264 g package containing 16 individually wrapped units of 5 crackers 6 902264 807903 Silang Biscuit Silang Oat Biscuits 120 g 6 902264 808238 Silang Biscuit Silang Oat Biscuits 300 g 6 923250 690477 Thin Cracker 16.5 g package containing 5 crackers 6 902264 807842 Thin Cracker 264 g package containing 16 individually wrapped units of 5 crackers 6 902264 807903

The importer is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. These products are known to have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec but may have been distributed nationally.

The CFIA is continuing to investigate other importers of the affected products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sesame seeds. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The previous Allergy Alert can be viewed at: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030123e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030123e.shtml[/url]

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342. - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 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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Media enquiries:

Michael Hiscock (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4044 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

On Feb 3, 2003

*** TWO BACTERIA ALERTS - NOTE THE E COLI IS THE SAME STRAIN AS IN WALKERTON ONTARIO DISASTER OF A FEW YEARS AGO WHICH RESULTED IN SEVERAL DEATHS ***

ALERT 1:

*** The following information is being released jointly with the City of Hamilton Social and Public Health Services Department*** HEALTH HAZARD ALERT OPIE

On Feb 14, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WALNUTS IN PROFITEROLES BROWNIES

OTTAWA, February 14, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to walnuts not to consume Profiteroles Brownies manufactured by Les P

On Feb 21, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED PECAN AND WALNUT IN ICE CREAM AND ICE MILK MANUFACTURED BY LAITERIE DE COATICOOK LT

On Mar 3, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SHRIMP, CUTTLEFISH, SESAME SEEDS, SOY PROTEIN AND WHEAT IN KASUGAI ROASTED MIX NUTS

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030224e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030224e.shtml[/url]

AND

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT LE COUREUR DES BOIS BRAND CANNED SALMON IN MIGUASHA SAUCE MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030228e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030228e.shtml[/url]

details:

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SHRIMP, CUTTLEFISH, SESAME SEEDS, SOY PROTEIN AND WHEAT IN KASUGAI ROASTED MIX NUTS OTTAWA, February 24, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to shrimp, cuttlefish, sesame seeds, soy protein and wheat not to consume Kasugai Roasted Mix Nuts. This product may contain shrimp, cuttlefish, sesame seeds, soy protein and wheat not declared on the bilingual label or the French language label which has been applied to the package. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to shrimp, cuttlefish, sesame seeds, soy protein and wheat.

The affected product, Kasugai Roasted Mix Nuts, manufactured by Kasugai Seika Co., Ltd., Nagoya, Japan is sold in 110 g packages, bearing the UPC 4 901326 011939. All Best Before codes of this product are affected by this alert.

The importer, Santa Trading (Canada) Co. Ltd., Richmond, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

The CFIA is continuing to investigate the distribution of the affected product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to shrimp, cuttlefish, sesame seeds, soy protein and wheat. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Santa Trading (Canada) Co. Ltd. (604) 232-0828

CFIA, In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or CFIA, In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342. - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 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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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT LE COUREUR DES BOIS BRAND CANNED SALMON IN MIGUASHA SAUCE MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA OTTAWA, February 28, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume Le Coureur des bois brand canned Salmon in Miguasha Sauce because this product may contain dangerous bacteria responsible for botulism, a foodborne illness in humans. This alert is a follow up to an earlier alert issued on February 27, 2003 to include recall and exposure information.

The affected product, Le Coureur des bois brand canned Salmon in Miguasha Sauce, is sold in a 400 g can bearing the UPC 8 25615 00009 8. The code 04 10017 CM 002 JL 2007 appears in black ink on the top of the can.

The manufacturer, Les Civets de la nature, Carleton-sur-Mer, Quebec is recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The product has been distributed in Quebec.

Foods contaminated with C. botulinum may not look or smell spoiled. Botulism is a life-threatening illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Consumers should dispose of the remaining product immediately.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The previous Health Hazard Alert can be viewed at: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030227e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030227e.shtml[/url]

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342. - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 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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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232 Linda LeBlanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

On Mar 6, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED TREE NUTS IN BERTOZZI EPICURE OLD GENOA FRESH BASIL PESTO

OTTAWA, March 6, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to tree nuts not to consume Bertozzi Epicure Old Genoa Fresh Basil Pesto. This product may contain tree nuts that are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to tree nuts, including, but not limited to, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts (filberts), macadamia nuts, pecans or pistachios.

The affected product, Bertozzi Epicure Old Genoa Fresh Basil Pesto, a product of Italy, is sold in a 190 ml glass jar, bearing the UPC 0 56086 00138 7. Consumers should note that the ingredient list for this product declares walnuts and pine nuts, however, other types of tree nuts may be present. All lots of this product are affected by this alert.

This product may have been distributed nationally.

The CFIA is continuing with the investigation.

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

For more information, consumers and industry can call CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342. - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 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] Consumers may find detailed information concerning the labelling of foods causing allergies and sensitivities at the following website: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/foodfacts/allergense.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/foodfacts/allergense.shtml[/url]

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Media enquiries:

Michael Hiscock (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4044

Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Mar 7, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED TREE NUTS IN BERTOZZI EPICURE OLD GENOA FRESH BASIL PESTO AND SUN DRIED TOMATO PESTO

OTTAWA, March 7, 2003 - The allergy alert issued on March 6, 2003 has been expanded to include an additional product and distribution information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and A. Bertozzi Importing Inc. are warning consumers with allergies to tree nuts not to consume Bertozzi Epicure Old Genoa Fresh Basil Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto. These products may contain tree nuts that are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to tree nuts, including, but not limited to, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts (filberts), macadamia nuts, pecans or pistachios.

The following Bertozzi Epicure Old Genoa products are affected by this alert:

Fresh Basil Pesto, sold in a 190 ml glass jar, bearing the UPC 0 56086 00138 7 Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, sold in a 190 ml glass jar, bearing the UPC 0 56086 00016 8.

Consumers should note that the ingredient list for these products declares walnuts and pine nuts, however, other types of tree nuts may be present. All lots of these products are affected by this alert.

The importer, A. Bertozzi Importing Inc., Mississauga, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. These products are known to have been distributed in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia and may have been distributed nationally.

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

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

A. Bertozzi Importing Inc. Patricia Bertozzi (905) 671-0950

CFIA, 1-800-442-2342. - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 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] Consumers may find detailed information concerning the labelling of foods causing allergies and sensitivities at the following website: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/foodfacts/allergense.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/foodfacts/allergense.shtml[/url]

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Media enquiries:

A. Bertozzi Importing Inc. Patricia Bertozzi (905) 671-0950

Michael Hiscock (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4044

Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Mar 7, 2003

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[This message has been edited by Chris PeanutAllergy Com (edited March 07, 2003).]

On Mar 19, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED TREE NUTS IN PESTO OLD GENOA

OTTAWA, March 18, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and A. Bertozzi Importing Inc. are warning consumers with allergies to tree nuts not to consume Pesto Old Genoa. This product may contain tree nuts that are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to tree nuts, including, but not limited to, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts (filberts), macadamia nuts, pecans or pistachios.

The affected product, Pesto Old Genoa, a product of Italy, is sold in a 2.5 Kg pail. All lots of this product are affected by this alert. Although the ingredient list for this product declares walnuts and pine nuts, other types of tree nuts may be present.

The importer, A. Bertozzi Importing Inc., Mississauga, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product is known to have been sold at Olympic Food and Cheese Mart Ltd, a retail store located in Toronto, Ontario, but may have been sold at other retail outlets.

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

Previous Allergy Alerts concerning similar products can be found at: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030307e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030307e.shtml[/url]

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

A. Bertozzi Importing Inc. Patricia Bertozzi (905) 671-0950

CFIA, 1-800-442-2342. - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 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] Consumers may find detailed information concerning the labelling of foods causing allergies and sensitivities at the following website: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/foodfacts/allergense.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/foodfacts/allergense.shtml[/url]

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Media enquiries:

A. Bertozzi Importing Inc. Patricia Bertozzi (905) 671-0950

Michael Hiscock (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4044

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Apr 29, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WALNUTS IN PLAIN LIBERTY YOGOURT, 2% M. F.

OTTAWA, April 28, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Les Produits de Marque Libert

On Jun 14, 2003

FRESH TUNA STEAKS MAY CONTAIN HIGH LEVELS OF HISTAMINE

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030613e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030613e.shtml[/url]

OTTAWA, June 13, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Seacore Seafood Inc. are warning the public not to consume Fresh Tuna Steaks because this product may contain high levels of histamine.

The affected product was sold as fresh tuna steaks at three retail stores in Ontario. It is unlikely that there is any product remaining at the retail level, however, some consumers may have stored these products in their freezers. For this reason, consumers are warned not to consume fresh tuna steaks purchased during the identified time at the following stores:

Store Address Dates Sold Bruno

On Jun 14, 2003

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT I.Q.F. RAW SHELL-ON JUMBO FRESHWATER PRAWN - 16/20 CT. MAY CONTAIN NITROFURANS

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030612ce.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030612ce.shtml[/url]

OTTAWA, June 12, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume I.Q.F. Raw Shell-On Jumbo Freshwater Prawn - 16/20 ct. because this product may contain Nitrofurans.

The affected product, I.Q.F. Raw Shell-On Jumbo Freshwater Prawn - 16/20 ct., a product of Thailand, is packed for Aqua Star, Woodbridge, Ont. It is sold in a 1 lb. (454g) bag bearing the UPC 7 31149 58404 4 and the code 03020.

The importer, Aqua Star, located in Woodbridge, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product has been distributed in Manitoba.

Nitrofurans are a group of chemicals which are banned for use in Canada in food producing animals. Consumption of foods contaminated with Nitrofurans may pose a human health risk related to the inherent toxicity of the drug and the potential to cause allergies. There have been no reported illnesses 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 am to 4:00 pm 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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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Quebec Area (613) 755-3324

On Jun 23, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - FIRMIN BOUVARD P'TIT CHEVALIER LAIT MAY CONTAIN HAZELNUT

OTTAWA, June 20, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and La Compagnie Meilleures Marques Lt

On Jun 30, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WHEAT IN CERTAIN TOKYO EXPRESS SUSHI PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, June 26, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Tokyo Express Restaurant Inc. are warning consumers with wheat allergies not to consume certain Tokyo Express sushi products. These products contain wheat which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to individuals who are allergic to wheat.

The following Tokyo Express sushi products with Best Before date up to and including JUN 27 are affected by this alert.

Name Size UPC

California Rolls 420 g 0 62639 24121 6

California Rolls 700 g 4 00000 20387 4

Assorted Sushi Combo 650 g 4 00000 20511 3

Assorted Sushi Combo 650 g 0 62639 24231 2

Smoked Salmon & Shrimp 800 g 4 00000 25020 5

California & Shrimp Rolls 330 g 0 62639 24230 5

Maki Sushi Combo 375 g 0 62639 12133 4

Maki Combo 400 g 0 62639 12130 3

The affected products were sold from retail stores only. The manufacturer, Tokyo Express Restaurant Inc., Edmonton, Alberta is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. These products have been distributed in Alberta.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat. There has been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Tokyo Express Restaurant Inc., Cathy Luke, at (780) 488-7808

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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Media enquiries:

Cathy Luke Tokyo Express Restaurant Inc. (780) 488-7808

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

------------------ Stay Safe,

[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

On Oct 11, 2003

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031010e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031010e.shtml[/url]

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED HAZELNUT IN CHOCOLAT SUP

On Nov 4, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SOY PROTEIN IN LAWRENCE BRAND NATURALLY SMOKED WIENERS AND BOLOGNA

OTTAWA, October 14, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Lawrence Meat Packing Co. Ltd., are warning consumers with allergies to soy protein not to consume Lawrence brand Naturally Smoked Wieners and Lawrence brand Bologna described below as they may contain soy protein that is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to soy protein.

The following products are affected by this alert:

1) Lawrence brand Naturally Smoked Wieners and BBQ Wieners sold in a 450 g package bearing UPC 0 67318 09612 3. All Best Before date codes up to and including DE 12, 2003 are affected by this alert.

2) All Lawrence brand Naturally Smoked Wieners sold in a 4.54 kg (10 lb) cardboard box. All date codes up to and including Oct 10, 2003 are affected by this alert.

In addition to a whole box of wieners, consumers may have purchased these wieners from the retailer in loose weight format. Consumers should check at the retail / deli outlet if they have purchased the affected product.

3) Lawrence brand Bologna which is sold in retail stores at the deli counters in sliced format with variable weight as requested by the customer. The deli may apply a label on the package identifying the product, net weight, Packaging Date and Best Before Date. Consumers should check at the retail / deli outlet if they have purchased the affected product.

The manufacturer, Lawrence Meat Packing Co. Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. These products have been distributed in British Columbia and Alberta.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Lawrence Meat Packing Co. Ltd. at 250-782-5111

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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Media enquiries:

Lawrence Meat Packing Co. Ltd. 250-782-5111

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

On Nov 4, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED HAZELNUT IN CHOCOLAT SUP

On Nov 4, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WALNUTS IN PLAIN LIBERTY YOGOURT, 2% M. F.

OTTAWA, April 28, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Les Produits de Marque Libert

On Nov 6, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK, PEANUT OR TREE NUTS IN "MEMORIES OF CANADA" ROASTED COFFEE BEANS COATED WITH CALLEBAUT CHOCOLATE

OTTAWA, November 1, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Charlie's Chocolate Factory Ltd. are warning consumers with allergies to milk, peanuts and tree nuts not to consume "Memories of Canada" Roasted Coffee Beans coated with Callebaut Chocolate as this product may contain milk and traces of peanuts and tree nuts which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk, peanuts or tree nut proteins.

The affected product, "Memories of Canada" Roasted Coffee Beans coated with Callebaut Chocolate is sold in 150 g packages, packed for Canadian Rockies Trading Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

The packer, Charlie's Chocolate Factory Ltd., Burnaby, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The product was distributed in British Columbia.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk, peanut or tree nut proteins. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call:

Charlie's Chocolate Factory Ltd. 604-437-8221

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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

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ALERTE

On Nov 18, 2003

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031117e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031117e.shtml[/url]

[b]ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SULPHITES AND SESAME SEEDS IN GGA BRAND JAMS IMPORTED FROM SYRIA[/b] OTTAWA, November17, 2003 - The public warning issued on November 14, 2003 has been expanded to include additional product information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Gestion Ghazi Araf$B!&(BInc., are warning consumers with sensitivities to sulphites or have [b]allergies to sesame seeds[/b] not to consume various GGA brand jam products imported from Syria. These products may contain sulphites and [b]sesame seeds[/b] which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have sensitivities to sulphites or who have allergies to sesame seeds.

The following GGA brand products, product of Syria, are affected by this alert:

Product Size Code UPC Allergens Apricot Jam 750 ml (800 g) All lot codes 8 23961 00024 3 Sulphites Fig Jam 750 ml (800 g) All lot codes 8 23961 00025 0 Sulphites and Sesame Seeds Nanerg Jam 750 ml (800 g) No lot codes listed 8 23961 00029 8 Sulphites

The importer, Gestion Ghazi Araf$B!&(BInc., Montreal, Quebec is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. These products are known to have been distributed in Quebec.

Consumption of the affected products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites or have allergies to sesame seeds. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Gestion Ghazi Araf$B!&(BInc. at tel: (514) 856-1020

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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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

[This message has been edited by erik (edited November 19, 2003).]

On Nov 20, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SULPHITES AND SESAME SEEDS IN GGA BRAND JAMS IMPORTED FROM SYRIA OTTAWA, November17, 2003 - The public warning issued on November 14, 2003 has been expanded to include additional product information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Gestion Ghazi Araf

On Nov 28, 2003

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT CERTAIN TYPES OF SPROUTS MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA OTTAWA, November 27, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain sprout products identified below as they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

The following products are affected by this alert:

Product Brand Size Code UPC Alfalfa Sprouts AquaFuchsia 125 g 316 0 551175 4 Alfalfa & Radish Sprouts AquaFuchsia 125 g 316 0 551176 1 Alfalfa & Mustard Sprouts AquaFuchsia 125 g 316 0 551177 8 Alfalfa, Onion & Dill Sprouts Garniture Gourmet 100 g 316 0 551178 5 Alfalfa Sprouts Trillium Sprouts 145 g 316 0 55117 - 00104 4 Alfalfa Sprouts La Cie De Chop Suey Nationale 125 g All product 0 64301 00002 2

The firms AquaFuchsia, Rigaud, Quebec and La Cie De Chop Suey Nationale, Montr

On Dec 4, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED MILK, WHEAT AND SOY PROTEINS IN 43G AND 70G SIZES OF OLD DUTCH DILL PICKLE AND CHEDDAR & SOUR CREAM POTATO CHIPS OTTAWA, December 3, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Old Dutch Foods Ltd. are warning consumers with allergies to milk, wheat or soy proteins not to consume 43g and 70g sizes of Old Dutch Potato Chips described below. These products may contain milk, wheat, and soy proteins that are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk, wheat, or soy proteins.

The following Old Dutch Potato Chips manufactured in Calgary and Winnipeg are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Code* Allergen Dill Pickle Potato Chips 43 g 0 66343 01973 4 from 04 JA 26 to 04 FE 20 inclusive milk and soy proteins Dill Pickle Potato Chips 70 g 0 66343 01371 8 from 04 JA 26 to 04 FE 23 inclusive milk and soy proteins Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips 43 g 0 66343 01986 4 04 FE 12 wheat Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips 70 g 0 66343 01384 8 from 04 FE 09 to 04 FE 20 inclusive wheat

* Code is a letter or number followed by the dates listed above.

The manufacturer, Old Dutch Foods Ltd., is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. These products have been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk, wheat, or soy proteins. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Old Dutch Foods Ltd. at 1-877-228-CARE (2273) 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

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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Media enquiries:

Scott Kelemen Old Dutch Foods Ltd., Calgary, Alberta (403) 720-5232 or (403) 818-6242 Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031203e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031203e.shtml[/url]

On Dec 6, 2003

UPDATE - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT CERTAIN FOOD PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN SUDAN I DYE Related Alerts: 2003-10-23 | 2003-10-24 | 2003-11-07 | 2003-12-05

OTTAWA, December 5, 2003 - The public warning issued on November 7, 2003 is being updated to include an additional product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume certain food products (see attached table) which may contain a non-permitted colour, Sudan I, which is considered to be carcinogenic.

Sudan I, a red dye, is not allowed as a food colour in Canada. It has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals and these findings could also be significant for human health. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The presence of Sudan I in food products was first identified in Europe. The CFIA is continuing a food safety investigation. As additional products are identified the attached table will be updated. The latest addition is identified in bold.

The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls. These products may have been distributed nationally.

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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

List of Products, as of December 5, 2003 that may contain Sudan I dye

(Most recent additions are in bold)

Brand and Product Code UPC Rajah brand Tandoori Masala, 100g, 400g, 1kg bags, 100g tins Best Before dates up to 18 07 2005 -- Natco brand Tandoori Masala 100g, 400g All codes bearing Lot M9224 5 013531 621762,100g 5 013531 621755, 400 g Cirio, i Sughi Rustici, all

On Dec 6, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED MILK IN PINTY

On Dec 11, 2003

[url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031211e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031211e.shtml[/url]

[b]ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED ALMONDS IN OSTREICHER

On Dec 17, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN NO NAME BRAND CARAMEL POPCORN

OTTAWA, December 16, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sunfresh Limited are warning consumers with allergies to milk not to consume No Name brand Caramel Popcorn. This product may contain milk protein that is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk.

The affected product is sold in 454 g packages bearing the codes 099E to 220E inclusive, and UPC 0 60383 67256 0 . The affected product also has the Kosher symbol COR 344 printed above the weight designation.

Sunfresh Limited, Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product has been distributed in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There have been no 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 one of the following numbers:

Sunfresh Limited at 1-888-495-5111. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time - Monday to Friday.

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]

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031216e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031216e.shtml[/url]

On Dec 19, 2003

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN CORTAS BRAND APRICOT SHEETS OTTAWA, December 18, 2003 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with sensitivities to sulphites not to consume Cortas brand Apricot Sheets. This product may contain sulphites which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have sensitivities to sulphites.

The affected product, Cortas brand Apricot Sheets, a product of Syria, is sold in 500 g packages bearing UPC 7 35143 06308 6 and a Best Before End date 01/01/2005.

Consumption of this product may cause a severe or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The importer is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product is known to be distributed in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia.

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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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031218e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031218e.shtml[/url]

On Jan 10, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED EGG IN HERSHEYS VALENTINE HEART SHAPED BOXES OF POT OF GOLD PREMIUM ASSORTMENT CHOCOLATES OTTAWA, January 9, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hershey Canada Inc. are warning consumers with allergies to egg protein not to consume Hersheys Valentine heart shaped boxes of Pot of Gold Premium Assortment Chocolates described below as they may contain egg protein which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to egg protein.

The affected product, Hersheys Valentine heart shaped boxes of Pot of Gold Premium Assortment, is sold in a box bearing code 3461A2 5A and UPC 0 34000 01487 3. The label on the box is in English only and the net weight of the product is not declared on the label.

The manufacturer, Hershey Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product is known to be distributed nationally.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Hershey Foods Consumer Relations 1 800 468 1714

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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Media enquiries:

Christine Dugan Hershey Foods Corporation Hershey Pa. United States 1 717 215 5854 Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040109e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040109e.shtml[/url]

On Jan 23, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - RAJAH BRAND TANDOORI MASALA MAY CONTAIN SUDAN I DYE

OTTAWA, January 23, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is updating its previous warning to consumers not to consume Rajah brand Tandoori Masala described below. This product may contain a non- permitted colour, Sudan 1, which is considered to be carcinogenic.

The Rajah brand Tandoori Masala affected by this alert is sold in 100 g tins with a Best Before date up to 17 07 2006 (July 17, 2006).

The importers have voluntarily recalled the affected product from the marketplace. This product may have been distributed nationally.

Sudan I, a red dye, is not allowed as a food colour in Canada. It has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals and these findings could also be significant for human health. Its presence in the above mentioned product was identified in Europe. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this products.

The previous alerts related to Sudan I Dye are available at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031209e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20031209e.shtml[/url]

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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

On Jan 28, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT ALLERGY ALERT - PRESENCE OF WHEAT IN LEVITTS MEAT PRODUCTS OTTAWA, January 28, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)is warning people with allergies to wheat protein not to consume the Levitts meat products described below. These products may contain wheat which is not included in the ingredient list on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to wheat protein.

The following Levitts meat products bearing the Establishment code Canada 48 are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Best Before All Beef Frankfurters 375 g 0 56293 00010 4 JA13; JA20; JA27; FE02; FE09; FE17; FE19 B.B.Q. All Beef Frankfurters 375 g 0 56293 00012 8 JA13; JA21; JA29; FE09; FE23 Veal & Turkey Frankfurters 300 g 0 56293 11111 4 FE26 All Beef Frankfurters 1 kg 0 56293 21602 4 JA16; JA23; FE02; FE18 All Beef Frankfurters - 6/LB. - 7" Frozen 1 kg 0 56293 50210 3 17/JUN/04; 29/JUN/04 All Beef Frankfurters - 6/LB. - Frozen 1 kg 0 56293 50212 7 JUN/08/04; JUN/22/04 Beef Bologna Variable weight n/a JA22; FE10; FE23 All Beef Frankfurters Cocktail Frozen 1 kg 0 56293 50211 0 JN 02,2004; JN 09,2004 All Beef Frankfurters - 8/LB. 1 kg 0 56293 50202 JN08 GOLF All Beef Frankfurters 454 g 0 56293 00013 5 JA29; FE13

Levitts Kosher Foods Inc., Montreal, Quebec is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The affected products are known to have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario but may have been distributed nationally.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with an allergy to wheat protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source:[url]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040128e.shtml[/url]

On Jan 29, 2004

The following information was transmitted to the news media by the CFIA on January 29, 2004, on behalf of General Mills Canada Corporation.

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED ALMONDS IN LIGHTLY DRESSED CHEERIOS SNACK MIX

MISSISSAUGA, JANUARY 29, 2004 - General Mills Canada Corporation, Mississauga is warning people with almond allergies not to consume Lightly Dressed Cheerios Snack Mix bearing manufacturing date codes that begin with H316, I326, I327, J330, J331 and K310.

Lightly Dressed Cheerios Snack Mix is offered in three package sizes, bearing the UPC codes below:

UPC 6563309902 Lightly Dressed Cheerios Snack Mix 200 g UPC 6563310657 Lightly Dressed Cheerios Snack Mix 840 g UPC 6563312336 Lightly Dressed Cheerios Snack Mix 1000g

General Mills Canada Corporation is recalling Lightly Dressed Cheerios Snack Mix because it may contain undeclared almonds. These may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with almond allergies. For people without allergies or sensitivity to almonds, this product is safe to consume.

Lightly Dressed Cheerios Snack Mix was distributed by General Mills Canada Corporation through grocery stores, drug stores, department stores and variety/convenience stores across Canada. This product was not distributed in the United States.

No consumer illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers with allergies or sensitivities to almonds should discard the product.

Consumers can contact General Mills Canada Corporation by calling 1-800- 767-5350.

On Jan 30, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED ALMONDS IN LIGHTLY DRESSED CHEERIOS SNACK MIX The following information was transmitted to the news media by the CFIA on January 29, 2004, on behalf of General Mills Canada Corporation.

MISSISSAUGA, JANUARY 29, 2004

On Jan 31, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN KAOKA BRAND DARK 70% ORGANIC CHOCOLATE OTTAWA, January 30, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Aux mille et une saisons Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the Kaoka brand Dark 70% Organic Chocolate described below. The affected product may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

The affected product, imported from France, is sold in a 100 g size, bearing UPC 3 477730 001206. Only the code Best Before End 06.05 3157C is affected by this alert.

The importer, Aux mille et une saisons Inc., Scotstown, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product is known to have been distributed in Quebec.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There have been no reported illnesses 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, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time - Monday to Friday.

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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040130be.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040130be.shtml[/url]

On Jan 31, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SULPHITES, PEANUTS AND TREE NUTS IN CERTAIN FINA FOODS SNACK PRODUCTS OTTAWA, January 30, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fina Foods are warning people with sensitivities to sulphites or allergies to peanuts or tree nuts not to consume the products listed below. The affected products may contain sulphites, peanuts and tree nuts which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have sensitivities to sulphites or allergies to peanuts or tree nuts.

The following Fina Foods "Delicious Spicy Snacks" products, sold in 350 g packages, are affected by this alert:

Product UPC Undeclared Allergen Corn Chevdo 0 60299 30033 5 Sulphites Khatta Mittha 0 60299 30023 6 Sulphites, Peanuts Hot Crunchy Mix 0 60299 40002 8 Sulphites Hot Chevdo 0 60299 30004 5 Sulphites Mild Chevdo 0 60299 30005 2 Sulphites Sev and Masoor 0 60299 30024 3 Peanuts, Tree Nuts Mild Bhusu 0 60299 30026 7 Peanuts, Tree Nuts Bhusu 0 60299 30026 7 Peanuts, Tree Nuts

The manufacturer, Fina Foods, Scarborough, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling these affected products from the marketplace. These affected products are known to have been distributed in Ontario.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites or allergies to peanuts or tree nuts . There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Nadeem Facia (416) 666-2266;

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time - Monday to Friday.

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Media enquiries:

Nadeem Facia (416) 666-2266 Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040130e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040130e.shtml[/url]

On Feb 3, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN KAOKA BRAND DARK 70% ORGANIC CHOCOLATE OTTAWA, February 3, 2004 - The public warning issued on January 30, 2004 has been expanded to include additional information on product distribution. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Aux mille et une saisons Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the Kaoka brand Dark 70% Organic Chocolate described below. The affected product may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

The affected product, imported from France, is sold in a 100 g size, bearing UPC 3 477730 001206. Only the code Best Before End 06.05 3157C is affected by this alert.

The importer, Aux mille et une saisons Inc., Scotstown, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product is known to have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario but may be distributed nationally.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040203e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040203e.shtml[/url]

On Feb 19, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SOY PROTEIN IN GASPESIEN BRAND HAM TOURNEDOS AND JARDINI

On Feb 19, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SOY PROTEIN IN GASPESIEN BRAND COOKED HAM MONTREAL, February 19, 2004 - Provigo Inc. is warning people with allergies to soy protein not to consume Gaspesien Brand Cooked Ham. The affected products contain soy protein which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to soy protein.

The affected product, Gaspesien Cooked Ham is sold in packages of variable weights bearing UPC code beginning with 255175 and establishment legend Canada 141. Only products bearing best before dates of 04FE18, 04MR03 and 04MR12 are affected.

Provigo Inc is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. These products have been distributed only in Quebec.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Provigo Inc. Customer Service at 1- 800 -567-8683 Media inquiries: Jos

On Feb 24, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED MILK AND TREE NUTS PROTEINS IN CERTAIN KAOKA BRAND CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS OTTAWA, February 23, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Aux mille et une saisons Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk or tree nuts proteins not to consume the Kaoka brand products listed below. The affected products may contain milk or tree nuts proteins which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk or tree nuts proteins.

All codes of the following Kaoka brand products, imported from France, are affected by this alert:

Product Size (g) UPC Allergen(s) Tropical Passion Dark Quinoa (Organic Dark Chocolate 61% Cocoa Solids) 100 3 477730 004405 milk, tree nuts Tropical Passion Dark Lemon (Organic Dark Chocolate 61% Cocoa Solids) 100 3 477730 003309 milk, tree nuts Dark Dessert (Organic Chocolate 55% Cocoa Solids) 200 3 477730 001121 milk, tree nuts Dark Orange (Organic Chocolate) 100 3 477730 001213 milk, tree nuts La Pepa de Oro Ecuador (Organic Dark Chocolate 80% Cocoa Solid) 100 3 477730 001305 milk, tree nuts Milk (Organic Chocolate) 100 3 477730 002302 tree nuts Dark 70 % (Organic Chocolate) 100 3 477730 001206 milk, tree nuts

The importer, Aux mille et une saisons Inc., Scotstown, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The affected products are known to have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario but may have been distributed nationally.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk or tree nuts proteins. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

A previous alert related to Kaoka brand Dark 70% Organic Chocolate can be viewed at: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040203e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040203e.shtml[/url]

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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040223e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040223e.shtml[/url]

On Mar 2, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SOY PROTEIN IN GASPESIEN BRAND HAM TOURNEDOS AND JARDINI

On Mar 11, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED EGGS IN CREME CAKES MADE BY CAKES UNLIMITED OTTAWA, March 10, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cakes Unlimited are warning people with allergies to eggs not to consume Chocolatey Chocolate Chip and Marble Creme Cakes. The affected products contain eggs which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to egg protein.

The following products, are affected by this alert.

1. Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Creme Cake, 450 g, UPC 7 76514 45253 5.

2. Marble Creme Cake, 450 g, UPC 7 76514 45251 1

The manufacturer, Cakes Unlimited, Winnipeg, Manitoba, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The affected products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Cakes Unlimited, Wes Jakilazek at 204-632-1759;

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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040310e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040310e.shtml[/url]

On Mar 12, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED ALLERGENS IN NACO DELICIOUS RICE CRACKER PRODUCTS OTTAWA, March 11, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Uncle T Food Ltd. are warning people with allergies to egg or soy not to consume the Naco Delicious Rice Cracker products described below. The affected products may contain egg and/or soy which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to egg or soy.

The following Naco Delicious Rice Cracker products, which contain 15 individually wrapped units, are affected by this alert:

Flavor Size UPC Allergen(s) Taro Flavor 120 g 6 923630 876194 (outer package) 6 923630 876101 (individual unit) egg, soy Egg Flavor 120 g 6 923630 876187 (outer package) 6 923630 876118 (individual unit ) soy

The importer, Uncle T Food Ltd., Burnaby, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The affected products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg or soy. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040311e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040311e.shtml[/url]

On Mar 13, 2004

The following information was transmitted to the news media by the CFIA on March 12, 2004, on behalf of Multi-Marques.

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT GLASS PARTICLES IN POM AND SUPER C 100% WHOLE WHEAT ENGLISH MUFFINS Laval, Qu

On Mar 13, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT NO NAME BRAND HONEY MAY CONTAIN NITROFURANS OTTAWA, March 13, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume No Name brand Honey because this product may contain nitrofurans.

The affected No Name brand Honey is sold in 375 g (UPC 0 60383 72375 0) and 1 kg (UPC 0 60383 72379 8) sizes bearing lot numbers 220EQ and 248EQ.

The importer, Westfair Foods, Calgary, Alberta, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product has been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Nitrofurans are a group of chemicals which are banned for use in Canada in food producing animals. Consumption of foods contaminated with nitrofurans may pose a human health risk related to the inherent toxicity of the drug and the potential to cause allergies. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Loblaws Customer Services at 1-888-495-5111;

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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Media enquiries:

Loblaws 1 888 495-5111 Davendra Sharma Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040312be.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040312be.shtml[/url]

On Mar 23, 2004

UPDATE - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT VARIOUS IMPORTED HONEY PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN NITROFURANS OTTAWA, March 23, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume various imported honey because these products may contain nitrofurans.

The public warning issued on March 13, 2004 is being updated to include additional lot codes, product details, new affected products, and distribution information.

The following products are affected by this alert.

March 23, 2004 Product 1 Name No Name brand Natural Unpasteurized Liquid Honey Grade No. 1 Golden Size 1 Kg (UPC 0 60383 72379 8) Lot/Date Lot 219 EQ and 317 EQ Origin Product of Australia (A blend of Australian and Argentine honey) Importer Loblaws Inc. Distribution Distribution in Northwestern Ontario - Thunder Bay and west, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Product 2 Name Green World Best Food, Honey No. 1 White, No. 3 Amber Size 375g or 500g (UPC 8 26988 20310 9) and 750g or 1Kg (UPC 8 26988 20312 3) Lot/Date P. Date 08.2003 E. Date 08.2006 Origin Product of Turkey Importer Packed For Green World Food Express Inc., Mississauga, Ontario Distribution Distribution in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia March 13, 2004 Product 1 Name No Name brand Natural Unpasteurized Liquid Honey Grade No. 1 Golden Size 375 g (UPC 0 60383 72375 0) and 1 Kg (UPC 0 60383 72379 8) Lot/Date Lot 220 EQ and 248 EQ Origin Product of Australia (A blend of Australian and Argentine honey) Importer Loblaws Inc. Distribution Distribution in Northwestern Ontario - Thunder Bay and west, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The CFIA is continuing its investigation in cooperation with the various importers to identify and recall the affected products from the marketplace. The above list of affected products would be updated as required.

Nitrofurans are antimicrobial drugs which are banned for use in Canada in food producing animals. Consumption of foods contaminated with nitrofurans may pose a human health risk related to the inherent toxicity of the drug and the potential to cause allergies. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The previous alert can be viewed at: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040312be.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040312be.shtml[/url]

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of 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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040323e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040323e.shtml[/url]

On Mar 24, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SOY IN ISLAND BAKERY WHITE AND COARSE BREAD CRUMBS OTTAWA, March 23, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Island Bakery Ltd. are warning people with allergies to soy not to consume Island Bakery White or Coarse Bread Crumbs. These affected products may contain soy which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to soy.

The following products are affected by this alert.

Island Bakery White Bread Crumbs, 340 g, bearing the UPC 0 60356 00070 3 Island Bakery Coarse Bread Crumbs, 340 g, bearing the UPC 0 60356 00075 8 The manufacturer, Island Bakery Ltd., Cobble Hill, British Columbia is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The affected products have been distributed in British Columbia.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Island Bakery Ltd. 3744 Trans Canada Highway Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0 250-478-3388 or 250-743-4244;

or 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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Media enquiries:

Island Bakery Ltd. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (250)478-3388 or (250)743-4244 Michael Hiscock (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4044 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040323be.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040323be.shtml[/url]

On Mar 26, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT PRICE CHOPPER BRAND STORE PACKAGED FROZEN MEATBALLS MAY CONTAIN HARMFUL BACTERIA OTTAWA, March 25, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Price Chopper stores in Atlantic Canada are warning the public not to consume store packaged Price Chopper brand Meatballs described below because the product is not a cooked product and may contain harmful bacteria that may cause food illnesses.

The affected product is labelled with a Price Chopper store pricing sticker which identifies the product with one of the following names: MEATBALLS, BEEF MEATBALLS, COOKED MEATBALLS, ITALIAN MEATBALLS. This frozen product is packaged in the Price Chopper stores in variable weight packages, a styrofoam tray with a plastic stretch over wrap, and bears a UPC which may differ from store to store.

The Price Chopper Stores in Atlantic Canada are voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product has been distributed in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. Consumers who purchased the product can return it to the nearest Price Chopper store. The product should not be consumed.

Food contaminated with harmful bacteria that may cause food illnesses will not look or smell spoiled. Consumers are reminded that all ground beef products should be properly handled and cooked to an internal temperature of 71 degrees C or 160 degrees F. 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 one of the following numbers:

Price Chopper Stores in Atlantic Canada at 1-888-944-0442, or

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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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040325e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040325e.shtml[/url]

On Mar 31, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT CONSUMPTION OF POWDER ENFALAC PREGESTIMIL HYPOALLERGENIC INFANT FORMULA MAY CAUSE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS OTTAWA, March 31, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mead Johnson Nutritionals are warning consumers not to use the powder Enfalac Pregestimil Hypoallergenic Infant Formula described below. The affected product may contain an incorrect size of scoop, which would result in the prepared formula being overconcentrated.

The affected product, powder Enfalac Pregestimil Hypoallergenic Infant Formula, manufactured in the United States, is sold in a 454 g can bearing the UPC 0 56796 36731 5 and the lot code BLA19 EXP 2005DE01 PREGEST, which can be found embossed on the bottom of the can.

The importer, Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Ottawa, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The affected product has been distributed nationally.

Consumption of this product prepared according to label directions with the incorrect scoop may lead to severe medical problems including, but not limited to, diarrhea and dehydration. Consumers are advised not to use the affected product and should call their family doctor for advice. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Mead Johnson Nutritionals 1-800-361-6323

or 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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Media enquiries:

Mead Johnson Nutritionals 1-800-361-6323 Davendra Sharma Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040331e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040331e.shtml[/url]

On Apr 3, 2004

UPDATE- HEALTH HAZARD ALERT VARIOUS HONEY PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN NITROFURANS OTTAWA, April 3, 2004 - The public warning issued on March 23, 2004 is being updated to include additional lot codes, product details, new affected products, and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume various imported honey because these products may contain nitrofurans.

The following products are affected by this alert.

The current list of products affected by the Health Hazard Alerts can be viewed below.

The CFIA is continuing its investigation in cooperation with the various companies to identify and recall the affected products from the marketplace. The above list of affected products will be updated as required.

Nitrofurans are antimicrobial drugs which are banned for use in Canada in food producing animals. Consumption of foods contaminated with nitrofurans may pose a human health risk related to the inherent toxicity of the drug and the potential to cause allergies. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The previous alert can be viewed at: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040323e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040323e.shtml[/url]

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of 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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324 Nitrofurans in Honey

On Apr 4, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT MINISTER ORDERS MANDATORY RECALL OF LABONT

On Apr 6, 2004

UPDATE- HEALTH HAZARD ALERT VARIOUS HONEY PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN NITROFURANS OTTAWA, April 6, 2004 - The public warning issued on April 3, 2004 is being updated to clarify the product details for products 5 and 6. The updated information is highlighted in bold text.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume various imported honey because these products may contain nitrofurans.

The following products are affected by this alert.

The current list of products affected by the Health Hazard Alerts can be viewed below.

The CFIA is continuing its investigation in cooperation with the various companies to identify and recall the affected products from the marketplace. The above list of affected products will be updated as required.

Nitrofurans are antimicrobial drugs which are banned for use in Canada in food producing animals. Consumption of foods contaminated with nitrofurans may pose a human health risk related to the inherent toxicity of the drug and the potential to cause allergies. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The previous alert can be viewed at: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040403e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040403e.shtml[/url]

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of 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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324 Nitrofurans in Honey

On Apr 9, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT GREEN MERAJ PISTACHIOS MAY BE CONTAMINATED WITH AFLATOXIN OTTAWA, April 8, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume Green Meraj pistachios described below as they may be contaminated with aflatoxin which may cause illness if consumed.

The affected product, Green Meraj shelled plain pistachios, packaged in 10 kg boxes may have been sold in bulk at various retail stores in British Columbia. Consumers who bought bulk pistachios after February 20, 2004 should inquire at the place of purchase to verify if the store received the affected product.

The importer, Global Traders Ltd., Burnaby, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The product has been distributed in British Columbia.

Aflatoxins are a group of toxic compounds produced by certain strains of fungi. Aflatoxin is listed as a human carcinogen. Consumption of products containing aflatoxin can lead to serious health consequences including liver damage and possibly death. There have been no reported illnesses 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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040408e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040408e.shtml[/url]

On Apr 15, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED EGG AND MILK IN ORL

On Apr 15, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT CERTAIN BUCKWHEAT HONEY MAY CONTAIN CHLORAMPHENICOL OTTAWA, April 14, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume certain honey products described below because they may be contaminated with chloramphenicol.

Brand /Product Size/UPC Lot Number Elias Buckwheat Honey No. 1 Dark

(Product of Canada) 500 g

UPC 0 55013 00501 6 1563 Elias Buckwheat Honey No. 1 Dark

(Product of Canada) 1 kg

UPC 0 55013 01001 0 1563 Two EE

On Apr 17, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT CERTAIN BUCKWHEAT HONEY MAY CONTAIN CHLORAMPHENICOL OTTAWA, April 16, 2004 - The public warning issued on April 14, 2004 has been expanded to include additional information on product distribution. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume certain honey products described below because they may be contaminated with chloramphenicol.

Brand /Product Size/UPC Lot Number Elias Buckwheat Honey No. 1 Dark (Product of Canada) 500 g UPC 0 55013 00501 6 1563 Elias Buckwheat Honey No. 1 Dark (Product of Canada) 1 kg UPC 0 55013 01001 0 1563

Two EE

On Apr 17, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT ADDITIONAL HONEY PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN NITROFURANS OTTAWA, April 16, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume additional honey products described below because these products may contain nitrofurans.

Nitrofurans are antimicrobial drugs which are banned for use in Canada in food producing animals. Consumption of foods contaminated with nitrofurans may pose a human health risk related to the inherent toxicity of the drug and the potential to cause allergies. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The current list of products affected by the Health Hazard Alerts can be viewed below.

The CFIA is continuing its investigation in cooperation with the various companies to identify and recall the affected products from the marketplace.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The previous alert and a complete up to date list of affected products can be viewed at: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040408be.shtml."]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040408be.shtml.[/url]

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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112 Nitrofurans in Honey

On Apr 21, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT CERTAIN BEE RIGHT ORGANIC HONEY MAY CONTAIN CHLORAMPHENICOL OTTAWA, April 20, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume certain Bee Right Organic honey because it may be contaminated with chloramphenicol.

The affected product, Bee Right Organic Honey, is sold in clear plastic tubs weighing approximately two or four pounds, bearing the name Bee Right Organic Honey and the firm's phone number (403) 343-7751. The affected product was likely sold in June 2003 at farmer's markets in Alberta.

The firm, Bee Right Organic Honey, Red Deer, Alberta, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

The presence of chloramphenicol in honey poses a risk (although small) of a serious blood disorder known as aplastic anaemia. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic drug which is not permitted for use in Canada in food producing animals, including bees. There have been no reported illnesses 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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040420e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040420e.shtml[/url]

On Apr 21, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SOY, SESAME AND ANCHOVY IN SIX FORTUNE JAPANESE UDON NOODLE BEEF FLAVOR OTTAWA, April 21, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canda Enterprise Co., Ltd. are warning people with allergies to soy, sesame or anchovy not to consume Six Fortune Japanese Udon Noodle Beef Flavor. The affected product may contain soy, sesame and anchovy which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to soy, sesame or anchovy.

The affected product, Six Fortune Japanese Udon Noodle Beef Flavor, a product of Korea, is sold in a 210 g package bearing the UPC 0 79763 25134 9.

The importer, Canda Enterprise Co., Ltd., Burnaby, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Yukon.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy, sesame or anchovy. There have been no reported illnesses 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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Media enquiries:

Michael Hiscock (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4044 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040421e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040421e.shtml[/url]

[This message has been edited by Emily PeanutAllergy Com (edited April 21, 2004).]

On Apr 23, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED MILK IN SEA WOODS BRAND SOFT FLOUR CAKE OTTAWA, April 22, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Kuo Hua Trading Company Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Sea Woods brand Soft Flour Cake. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk.

The affected product, Sea Woods brand Soft Flour Cake, is manufactured in Taiwan. It is sold in a 250 g package bearing the UPC 4 710218 110014.

The importer, Kuo Hua Trading Company Ltd., Markham, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product has been distributed in Ontario.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Kuo Hua Trading Company Ltd. at 1-905-940- 9331

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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Media enquiries:

Kuo Hua Trading Company Ltd. at 1-905-940- 9331 Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040422e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040422e.shtml[/url]

On Apr 24, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT PRESENCE OF GLASS IN VARIOUS 100% WHOLE WHEAT BREAD PRODUCTS OTTAWA, April 23, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Bread Company are advising consumers of a voluntary recall of 100% whole wheat bread products listed following consumer reports of glass fragments found in these products.

The following 100% whole wheat bread products with Best Before dates of AL 07 up to and including AL 22 are affected.

Brand Product Size UPC Central Bakery 100% Whole Wheat Bread 675 g 68721 30601 SunShine 100% Whole Wheat Bread 675 g 068721 00027 Merit Selection 100% Whole Wheat Bread 675 g 059749 30378 Dempster

On Apr 29, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SESAME SEED AND EGG IN MY LE HOA MIX NUT MOON CAKE OTTAWA, April 28, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Melewa Bakery are warning people with allergies to sesame seed or egg protein not to consume My Le Hoa Mix Nut Moon Cake. The affected product contains sesame seed and egg which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to sesame seed or egg protein.

The affected product, My Le Hoa Mix Nut Moon Cake, is sold in a 200 g package.

The manufacturer, Melewa Bakery, Mississauga, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sesame seed or egg protein. There have been no reported illnesses 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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Media enquiries:

Michael Hiscock (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4044 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040428e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040428e.shtml[/url]

On Apr 30, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SOY AND EGG IN BUNS MASTER BREAD CRUMBS OTTAWA, April 29, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Buns Master are warning people with allergies to soy or egg protein not to consume Buns Master Bread Crumbs. The affected product contains soy and egg which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to soy or egg protein.

The affected product, Buns Master Bread Crumbs, is sold in a 450 g plastic tub bearing the UPC 0 68389 04156 4.

Buns Master, Richmond Hill, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product has been distributed through Buns Master bakeries in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy or egg protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Buns Master (905) 764-7066;

or 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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Media enquiries:

Buns Master (905) 764-7066 Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324 Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040429e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040429e.shtml[/url]

On May 5, 2004

UPDATE - ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED SOY, SESAME AND ANCHOVY IN SIX FORTUNE JAPANESE UDON NOODLE BEEF FLAVOR Related Alerts: 2004-05-04 | 2004-04-21

OTTAWA, May 4, 2004, 2004 - The public warning issued on April 21, 2004 is being updated to include additional information on product distribution. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canda Enterprise Co., Ltd. are warning people with allergies to soy, sesame or anchovy not to consume Six Fortune Japanese Udon Noodle Beef Flavor. The affected product may contain soy, sesame and anchovy which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to soy, sesame or anchovy.

The affected product, Six Fortune Japanese Udon Noodle Beef Flavor, a product of Korea, is sold in a 210 g package bearing the UPC 0 79763 25134 9.

The importer, Canda Enterprise Co., Ltd., Burnaby, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon, and New Brunswick, but may have been distributed nationally.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy, sesame or anchovy. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The previous alert can be viewed at: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040421e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040421e.shtml[/url]

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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Media enquiries:

Michael Hiscock (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4044 Brian Radey (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-3324

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040504e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040504e.shtml[/url]

On May 8, 2004

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT FERGUSONS MAPLE SYRUP MAY BE CONTAMINATED WITH LEAD OTTAWA, May 7, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Fergusons Maple Syrup as it may be contaminated with high levels of lead.

The affected Pure maple syrup, Product of Canada, has a sticker identifying it as CANADA NO. 1 MEDIUM and is packaged in 250 mL and 500 mL maple leaf shaped glass containers and 1 L plastic containers bearing the following identification sticker:

FERGUSONS MAPLE SYRUP 413 Country Road 42 West Athens, Ontario KOE 1B0 (613) 924-2293

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This maple syrup is known to have been sold from the farm gate. The label does not bear any code.

Continued exposure to high levels of lead can cause damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, and blood. Children are particularly at risk.

There have been no reported illnesses 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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376 Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

Source: [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040507e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2004/20040507e.shtml[/url]

On May 29, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WALNUTS IN THE CAKERY QUALITY DESSERTS 8" CHOCOLATE VOLCANO CAKE

OTTAWA, April 28, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to walnuts not to consume The Cakery Quality Desserts 8" Chocolate Volcano cake. The affected product may contain walnuts which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to walnuts.

The affected product, The Cakery Quality Desserts 8" Chocolate Volcano cake, is sold frozen and is known to have been distributed in Ontario.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to walnuts. There has been one reported reaction to this product.

The CFIA is continuing its investigation.

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.

On May 29, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED EGG PROTEIN IN VARIOUS MARSHMALLOW SQUARES OTTAWA, May 26, 2004 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Biscuits Rondeau Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume the various Marshmallow squares described below. The affected products may contain egg protein which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to egg protein.

The following products with date codes of 13JUL04 up to and including 21SEP04 are affected by this alert :

1. Big Daddy, Crispy Rice Marshmallow Square Original, sold in a 48 g package bearing UPC 6 26233 59110 0.

2. Maxi Snack, Marshmallow Square, Soft & Chewy Original taste, sold in a 63 g package bearing UPC 6 26233 59120 9.

3. Mega Snack, Marshmallow Square, Soft & Chewy Original taste, sold in a 90 g package bearing UPC 6 26233 59100 1.

Biscuits Rondeau Inc., Laval, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The affected products are known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and may have been distributed nationally.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

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.

On Nov 29, 2004

ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared nuts in Safeway Bakery Counter Butter Tarts - Trail & Castlegar B.C. ONLY

November 25, 2004 - Trail and Castlegar Safeway stores are warning people with nut allergies not to consume Safeway Bakery Counter Butter Tarts, pkg of 6,

UPC 20342 20459. The label on this product does not list nuts as an ingredient. This allergy alert applies only to product with best before date of 04/NO/21 and only on product sold in Trail and Castlegar B.C. Safeway stores.

Canada Safeway is voluntarily recalling these products because nuts may cause a serious allergic reaction in persons with nut allergies. People who do not have allergies to nuts are not affected by this recall.

There has been one reported allergic reaction to date.

Customers who have purchased the product may return them for a full refund.

For more information: David Ryzebol Vice President, Public Relations & Government Affairs Canada Safeway Limited 403-730-3511

On Mar 8, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT * UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN SUNNY D (SUNNY DELIGHT) SMOOTH CALIFORNIA STYLE * ORANGE FLAVOURED CITRUS PUNCH WITH OTHER NATURAL FLAVOURS (2.8 litre plastic bottle)

Ottawa, March, 5, 2005 * The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Saputo Inc. are warning consumers with allergies to milk protein not to consume Sunny D* (Sunny Delight) Smooth California Style * Orange Flavoured Citrus Punch With Other Natural Flavours in 2.8 litre plastic bottle with code dates BEST BEFORE / MEILLEUR AVANT 05 MAY 28, REG 4289 and 05 MAY 29, REG 4289. The affected product may contain milk protein that is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

The Sunny D (Sunny Delight) Smooth California Style * Orange Flavoured Citrus Punch With Other Natural Flavours in 2.8 litre plastic bottle bears the UPC 0 68700 57988 2. The affected product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Ontario.

No other codes are affected by this alert.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Saputo Inc., Saint-L

On May 10, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED NUTS IN COCK BRAND MATSAMAN CURRY PASTE

OTTAWA, May 9, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to nuts not to consume Cock Brand Matsaman Curry Paste described below. The affected product contains nuts which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who are allergic to nuts.

The affected product, Cock Brand Matsaman Curry Paste, a product of Thailand, is sold in a 1 kg package bearing UPC 84909 00382.

The importer is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product has been distributed in Alberta.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to nuts. There have been no reported illnesses 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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

On May 20, 2005

May 10, 2005

ALLERGY ADVISORY - YTS Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Certain YTS Vegetarian Food Products

The following Allergy Alert by YTS Group Inc. issued on May 6, 2005 through Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, was released by the United States Food and Drugs Administration on May 9, 2005.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is continuing its food safety investigation. It is believed that some of the affected products were imported in Canada. The consumer with allergies to egg protein who have affected products are advised not to consume these products.

********************** YTS Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Certain YTS Vegetarian Food Products Annabelle Hsu 626-455-0242

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- El Monte, CA -- May 6, 2005 -- YTS Group Inc. of El Monte, CA, is voluntarily recalling the following items: 352 cases of Veggie Golden Roast, 360 cases of Veggie Smoked Duck, 151 cases of Vegetarian Steamboat Flavoring, 66 cases of Vegetarian Smoked Drum Stick, 416 cases of Vegetarian Lamb, 972 cases of Liang Zen Golden Ham, 563 cases of Veggie Golden Ham, 174 cases of Mushroom Cake, 37 cases of New Century Veggie and 75 cases of Curry Veggie Ham because they contain whole egg or egg albumen powder (egg protein) which is not being declared on the product label. People who have allergies to egg might run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores, specifically in the States of California, Minnesota, New York, Utah, Washington. This product was also distributed in Canada.

All of these products come frozen in clear plastic packages of 2.2 lb, 1lb, 12 ounce and in 10 ounce pieces. The recalled products have identifying yellow labels under the brand names; YTS VEGGIE Food or YTS PRODUCTS or with green labels under the KIMBO brand name and have an expiration date from 4/27/04 to 4/27/05, which is stamped in black ink at the bottom of the package are being recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the products containing egg or egg albumen powder were distributed in packages that did not reveal the presence of egg allergen. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an oversight on the firm's part. The FDA has not classified this recall as of now, however, similar situations have been classified as Class I recalls.

Consumers who have purchased these recall products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the YTS Group Inc., at 1-626-455-0242.

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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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

On May 20, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG IN CERTAIN YTS VEGGIE FOOD BRAND VEGETARIAN PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, May 10, 2005 - The allergy advisory issued on May 9, 2005 is being updated to include information on products which were distributed in Canada.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume YTS Veggie Food brand vegetarian products described below. These products contain egg protein which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to egg protein.

The allergy advisory from May 9, 2005 identified that the affected products had specified Expiration dates from 4/27/04 to 4/27/05. However, packages sold in Canada may not have an expiration date. Therefore all packages of the following YTS Veggie Food brand products distributed in Canada are affected by this alert:

(1) Veggie Lamb, 10 OZ (283 g), UPC 6 42971 95705 3. (2) Veggie Golden Roast, 1 LB (454 g), UPC 6 42971 95701 5. (3) Liang Zen Golden Ham, 2.2 LB (35.3 OZ), UPC 6 42971 95712 1.

The importer Perfect International Co. Ltd., North York, Ontario is voluntarily recalling these products from the marketplace. The affected products imported from United States of America have been distributed only in the Greater Toronto Area.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is continuing its food safety investigation and monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The previous alert can be viewed at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2005/20050510e.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2005/20050510e.shtml[/url]

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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Sharron Stewart (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

On May 20, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN CROWN FARMS FRESH FROZEN HYACINTH BEAN

OTTAWA, May 16, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with sensitivities to sulphites not to consume Crown Farms Fresh Frozen Hyacinth Bean. The affected product may contain sulphites which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have sensitivities to sulphites.

The affected product, Crown Farms Fresh Frozen Hyacinth Bean, manufactured in Bangladesh, is sold in a 454g/1 lb package bearing UPC 8 941100 170328 and a Best Before Date 03 MAR 2006.

The affected product was sold from one store only, Marhaba Supermarket, 3018 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario. The importer is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is continuing the food safety investigation.

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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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232

Jean Louis Michaud (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Operations Coordination - Quebec Area (514) 946-5313

On May 20, 2005

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - CERTAIN FRESH GROUND VEAL AND VEAL PAUPIETTES MAY CONTAIN E. coli 0157:H7 BACTERIA

OTTAWA, May 17, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Ground Veal and Veal Paupiettes described below. These products may be contaminated with E.coli 0157:H7 bacteria.

The following Ground Veal and Veal Paupiettes are affected by this alert.

Product Size (approximate) Best Before Date

Butcher's Choice Veal Paupiette Prepared for Loblaws Inc. 500g 05MA13, 05MA14

Butcher's Choice Veal Grain Fed Veal17% fat, Prepared for Loblaws Inc. 500 g 05MA14, 05MA15

Grain Fed Veal, Lean Ground Veal, Prepared for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. 500 g 05MA12

Lean Ground White Veal Prepared by Delft Blue 500 g 05MA14

President's Choice Milk Fed Veal, Extra Lean Ground 500g 05MA14, 05MA15

Although the likelihood of any remaining affected products being sold at the retail level is remote, some consumers may have stored affected products in their freezers. For this reason, consumers are advised to check their freezers and not to consume the affected products.

The affected products were distributed only in Ontario. The manufacturer, Grober Inc., Cambridge, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

E.coli 0157:H7 causes serious and potentially life-threatening illness by producing a toxin that can break down the lining of the intestines and damage the kidneys. Food contaminated with the E. coli bacteria will not look or smell spoiled. These products should not be consumed. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is continuing the food safety investigation and monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

CFIA's Food Safety Tips on Escherichia coli O157:H7 can be viewed at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca"]www.inspection.gc.ca[/url]

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 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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Jean Louis Michaud (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Operations Coordination - Quebec Area (514) 946-5313

On May 20, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG IN CERTAIN YTS VEGGIE FOOD BRAND VEGETARIAN PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, May 17, 2005 - The allergy advisory issued on May 10, 2005 is being updated to include information on product expiration dates which were distributed in Canada.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume YTS Veggie Food brand vegetarian products described below. These products contain egg protein which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to egg protein.

As a result of a food safety investigation it was determined that the date codes for the affected products described below have been extended to include expiration dates from 4/27/04 to 4/27/06. Affected packages may also have been distributed with no expiration dates.

The following YTS Veggie Food brand products distributed in Canada are affected by this alert:

(1) Veggie Lamb, 10 OZ (283 g), UPC 6 42971 95705 3. (2) Veggie Golden Roast, 1 LB (454 g), UPC 6 42971 95701 5. (3) Liang Zen Golden Ham, 2.2 LB (35.3 OZ), UPC 6 42971 95712 1.

The importer Perfect International Co. Ltd., North York, Ontario is voluntarily recalling these products from the marketplace. The affected products imported from United States of America have been distributed only in the Greater Toronto Area.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is continuing its food safety investigation and monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The previous alert can be viewed at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2005/20050510be.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2005/20050510be.shtml[/url]

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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 755-2890

Jean Louis Michaud (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Operations Coordination - Quebec Area (514) 946-5313

On Jun 1, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WHEAT AND SESAME SEED IN CHARLIES SNACKS YOUTH MIX

OTTAWA, May 25, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and JVF Distribution L.P. are warning people with allergies to wheat or sesame seed not to consume Charlies Snacks Youth Mix described below. The affected product contains wheat and sesame seed which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to wheat or sesame seed.

The affected product, Charlies Snacks Youth Mix is sold in a 275 g package, bearing UPC 0 69313 10040 1. The codes C50505 and C50523 are affected by this alert.

The manufacturer, JVF Distribution L.P. Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The affected product has been distributed in Ontario.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat or sesame seed. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

JVF Distribution L.P. at 416-255-0605

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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Media enquiries:

JVF Distribution L.P. at 416-255-0605

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622

Linda LeBlanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

UPDATE - ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WHEAT AND SESAME SEED IN CHARLIES SNACKS YOUTH MIX

OTTAWA, May 27, 2005 - The public warning issued on May 25, 2005 has been expanded to include additional information on the affected products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and JVF Distribution L.P. are warning people with allergies to wheat or sesame seed not to consume Charlies Snacks Youth Mix described below. The affected products contain wheat and sesame seed which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to wheat or sesame seed.

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

1. Charlies Snacks Youth Mix, sold in a 275 g package, bearing UPC 0 69313 10040 1.

2. Charlies Snacks Youth Mix, sold in a 400 g package, bearing UPC 0 69313 06978 4.

The manufacturer, JVF Distribution L.P. Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The affected products have been distributed in Ontario.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat or sesame seed. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

JVF Distribution L.P. at 416-255-0605

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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Media enquiries:

JVF Distribution L.P. at 416-255-0605

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622

Linda LeBlanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

On Jun 16, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN VARIOUS FLEISCHMANN'S BRAND MARGARINE PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, June 9, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Unilever Canada are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume various Fleischmann's brand Margarine products described below. The affected products may contain milk protein which are not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to milk protein.

The following Fleischmann's brand products are affected by this alert:

Product UPC Size Codes xx- represent a letter and number.

Lactose Free, Non Hydrogenated Margarine 0 6710000874 9 454g package (2 tubs per pack) 41102xx, 41130xx, 50208xx, 50308xx, 50405xx, and 50510xx

Salt Free, Lactose Free, Non Hydrogenated Margarine 0 6710000894 7 454g package (2 tubs per pack) 50110xx

Lactose Free,Non Hydrogenated Margarine 0 6710000877 0 2 lb (907 g) tub 40927xx, 41026xx, 41129xx, 50208xx, 50307xx and 50509xx

The recalling firm, Unilever Canada, Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. These products have been distributed nationally.

Consumption of the affected products may cause a serious or life- threatening reaction in persons with sensitivities to milk protein. There has been two reported allergic reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Unilever Canada, toll-free Hot Line - 1- 800-897-1491 or Sean McPhee at 416-214-1232

The CFIA at 1-800-442-2342. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local tMonday 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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Media enquiries:

Sean McPhee Unilever Canada 416-214-1232

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232

Marie-Andr

On Jul 26, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WHEAT IN DARYL'S HI-N-R-G BARS

OTTAWA, July 14, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Daryl's Hi-N-R-G Bars Inc. are warning people with allergies to wheat protein not to consume the Daryl's Hi-N-R-G Bars described below. The affected products contain wheat which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to wheat protein.

The following Daryl's Hi-N-R-G Bars are affected by this alert:

1. Daryl's Hi-N-R-G Bar 2. Daryl's Hi-N-R-G Bar -- "Mae Bee" The Best Chocolate N-R-G Bar 3. Daryl's Bee A Pro Hi-N-R-G Bar 4. Daryl's Bee A Pro Chocolate Hi-N-R-G Bar

All expiry codes up to and including Sept 30/05 are affected by this alert.

The weight of the product is not declared on the label. However, the Nutritional Information on the label indicates the serving weight is 100 g.

The manufacturer, Daryl's Hi-N-R-G Bars Inc., Windsor, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. These products have been distributed in Ontario.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat protein. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Daryl's Hi-N-R-G Bars Inc. (519) 974-3092

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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4376

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

On Jul 26, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SOY IN ASSORTED BREAD PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, July 12, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Alberto's European Bakery are warning people with allergies to soy not to consume Alberto's European Bakery assorted bread products. The affected products contain soy which is not declared on the label. This alert is of concern to those individuals who have allergies to soy.

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

Product Name / Size / UPC PEE WEE BUNS / 450 g /6 6598400005 9 PORTUGUESE ROLLS / 400 g / 6 6598400002 8 PORTUGUESE ROLLS / 450 g / 6 6598400001 1 SOFT BUNS / 400 g / 6 6598400003 5 KAISER BUNS / 400 g / 6 6598400004 2 KAISER BUNS - ONION / 400 g / 6 6598400004 2 KAISER BUNS - SESAME / 400 g / 6 6598400004 2 VIENNA BREAD / 450 g / 6 6598400011 0 FRENCH STICK / 350 g / 6 6598400009 7 BREAD CRUMBS / 450 g / 6 6598400016 5 PIZZA DOUGH / 1 lb / 6 6598400018 9 SWEET BREAD ROLLS / 500 g / 6 6598400017 2 PORTUGUESE SWEET BREAD / no size / 6 6598400007 3 POTATO BREAD / no size / 6 6598400014 1

The manufacturer, Alberto's European Bakery, Leamington, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The affected products have been distributed in South Western Ontario.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Alberto's European Bakery, Monday to Friday, during normal business hours, at (519) 322-2226; or

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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Media enquiries:

Sharron Stewart (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4068

Marie-Andr

On Dec 21, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SESAME SEED IN MARGARET'S ARTISAN FLATBREAD BRAND ROASTED GARLIC & CHIVES FLATBREAD

OTTAWA, December 15, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and MJ's Fine Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to sesame seed not to consume Margaret's Artisan Flatbread brand Roasted Garlic & Chives Flatbread. This product may contain sesame seed which is not declared on the label.

The affected product is sold in 150 g packages bearing UPC 6 78629 01022 1 and best before date 06 JAN 11. This product has been distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and may have been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sesame seed.

MJ's Fine Foods Inc., Concord, 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 one of the following numbers:

MJ's Fine Foods Inc. at 1 877 240-5384; CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday.

For information on sesame seed, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232

Marie- Andr

On Dec 21, 2005

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG PROTEIN IN NO NAME BRAND BROAD NOODLES

OTTAWA, December 20, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaws Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume No Name brand Broad Noodles. This product may contain egg protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, No Name brand Broad Noodles is sold in 375 g packages bearing lot codes 309 H 1 or 309 H 2 with UPC 0 60383 03368 2. This product has been distributed in Loblaws affiliated stores in Western Canada and Northwest Ontario - Thunder Bay and west.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein.

Loblaws Inc, Toronto, 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 one of the following numbers:

President's Choice Customer Relations at 1-888-495-5111; CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday.

For information on egg protein, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

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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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232

Marie-Andr

On Jul 13, 2006

UPDATE - ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED WHEAT IN TUNNOCK'S SNOWBALLS COCONUT COVERED MARSHMALLOWS

OTTAWA, June 27, 2006 - The public warning issued on June 23, 2006, has been updated to include additional product information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to wheat protein not to consume Tunnock's Snowballs Coconut Covered Marshmallows described below. The affected product contains wheat which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Tunnock's Snowballs Coconut Covered Marshmallows, a product of Scotland, is sold in various size boxes (4 pack, 8 pack, 36 pack, and possibly other formats) containing individually wrapped units. In addition, this product is also sold as single units. This product is known to have been sold under various UPCs. All codes are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat protein.

The affected product is being recalled 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 wheat, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 368-1622

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

On Jul 13, 2006

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED CASHEWS IN DAILY DELIGHT PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, June 30, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to cashews not to consume the Daily delight products identified below. The affected products may contain cashews which are not declared on the label.

The following products are affected by this alert:

1. Daily delight Masala Dosa, a product of India, sold frozen in boxes of 454 g bearing the lot code 26JYA and the UPC 6 64648 22009 3,

2. Daily delight Cutlet, a product of India, sold frozen in boxes of 454 g bearing the lot code 18KYA and the UPC 6 64648 12011 9.

These products have been distributed in Mississauga, Ontario.

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 cashews.

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 tree nuts, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4232

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall (613) 760-4112

On Aug 8, 2006

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN VARIOUS IMPORTED INSTANT COFFEE, INSTANT TEA AND SOUP MIXES

OTTAWA, August 4, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the various imported instant coffee, instant tea and soup mixes described below. The affected products contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

This is an ongoing investigation. The CFIA is working with Canadian importers to identify all affected products that were distributed in Canada. Additional allergy alerts could be issued as a result.

The following products, imported from China and Taiwan, are affected by this alert.

Brand Name Product Name Size UPC

TW All In One Milk Tea 14g x 12 sachets 4891410000980

TW All In One Mocha Coffee 14g x 12 sachets 4891410000959

TW All In One Sumiyaki Coffee 14g x 12 sachets 4891410000966

TW Light Series All In One Coffee 7 g X 11 sachets 4891410001352

TW Light Series All In One Milk Tea 7 g X 11 sachets 4891410001376

TW All In One Yuan Yang Coffee Tea 14g x 12 sachets 4891410000973

TW All In One Colombian Coffee 14g x 12 sachets 4891410000942

Jost Napiergrass Green Milk Tea 25 g X 18 packs 4 712277 880174

Jost Yam & Vegetable Powders 20 g X 15 sachets 4 712277 880280

All codes are affected by this alert. These products may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses 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 protein.

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).

List of imported products that contain undeclared milk protein. ([url]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2006/2006asiae.shtml[/url])

For information on milk protein, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall 613-368-1622

Marie-Andr

On Nov 7, 2006

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - SUSPECTED TAMPERING ASSOCIATED WITH VARIOUS HAM AND SLICED MEAT PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, November 7, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Maple Leaf Foods are warning the public not to consume certain ham and sliced meat products described below. These products may have been subject to tampering with an unknown contaminant. A small number of syringe casings have been found by employees during the production process.

The following products are affected by this alert:

On Nov 26, 2006

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - ATHENA DONAIR DISTRIBUTORS LTD. DONAIR CONES MAY CONTAIN E. coli 0157:H7 BACTERIA

OTTAWA, November 24, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Athena Donair Distributors Ltd. are warning donair establishments and restaurants in Alberta not to use or sell Athena Donair Distributors Ltd. donair cones described below because the product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

The affected product is Athena Donair Distributors Ltd., Raw Donair Beef Loaf Cones, sold frozen in cases, containing two 9 kg. donair cones, bearing the UPC 7 75151 88802 8 and the batch number 144. This product may have been sold directly from Athena Donair Distributors Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta.

There have been several reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The manufacturer 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 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca./english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml"]http://www.inspection.gc.ca./english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca"]www.inspection.gc.ca[/url] - 30 -

Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall 613-760-4376

Jean-Louis Michaud (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Operations Coordination - Quebec Area 1-866-806-4115

[This message has been edited by Chris PeanutAllergy Com (edited November 26, 2006).]

>> ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED ALMOND IN CO-OP GOLD BRAND SWISS CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, December 8, 2006-The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Interprovincial Cooperative Limited are warning people with allergies to almond protein not to consume the Co-op Gold brand Swiss chocolate products described below. The affected products may contain almond protein which is not declared on the label.

All lot codes of the following Co-op Gold brand Swiss chocolate products are affected by this alert.

Product Name / Size / UPC Extra Fine Swiss Milk Chocolate / 100 g / 0 5731613229 1 72 % Cocoa Swiss Dark Chocolate / 100 g / 0 5731613228 4 Fine Swiss Milk Chocolate With Whole Hazelnuts / 100 g / 0 5731613230 7

These products have been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories.

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

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

The importer, Interprovincial Cooperative Limited, located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 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 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 tree nuts (almonds), one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office of Food Safety and Recall 613-755-2890

Marie-Andr

On Jan 25, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SOY IN SHIRAKIKU BRAND HONEY PANKO JAPANESE BREAD CRUMBS

OTTAWA, January 25, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to soy protein not to consume the Shirakiku brand Honey Panko Japanese Bread Crumbs described below. The affected product contains soy which is not declared on the label.

The following product is affected by this alert:

Shirakiku brand, Honey Panko Japanese Bread Crumbs, product of Japan, is sold in 350 g packages bearing the UPC 0 74410 02520 5. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy.

The importer Nishimoto Trading, Richmond, British Columbia 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 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on soy, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4232

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4112

On Jan 25, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SESAME SEEDS IN GREEN BEAN CAKE IMPORTED BY WING ON NEW GROUP CANADA INC.

OTTAWA, January 23, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sesame seeds not to consume the Green Bean Cake described below. The affected product contains a sesame filling which is not declared on the label.

The Green Bean Cake was imported from China by Wing On New Group Canada Inc., Markham, Ontario. This product is sold in 240 g packages bearing the UPC 6 927091 806011. There is no brand name listed in English or in French. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in Ontario.

There has been one reported reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sesame seeds.

The importer 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 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on sesame seeds, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-755-2890

Julie Lacoursi

On Feb 10, 2007

CONSUMER ADVISORY - CONSUMERS CAUTIONED TO INSPECT POWDERED INFANT FORMULA CANS

OTTAWA, February 9, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mead Johnson Nutritionals are advising the public that some cans of Mead Johnson powdered infant formula found at a single Zellers store in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan have been tampered with. A total of two suspect cans have been reported at that store. The cans were found to have puncture holes which were concealed by the label.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumers using powdered infant formula products should look under the label to inspect the cans for signs of tampering. CFIA is conducting an investigation of the suspected tampering and the case is being referred to the police.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

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)

Mead Johnson at 1-800-361-6323 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time this Saturday and Sunday) Regular Weekday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern time.

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Mead Johnson at 1-800-361-6323 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time this Saturday and Sunday) Regular Weekday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response (613) 368-1622

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response (613) 760-4112

On Feb 10, 2007

UPDATED ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG IN CERTAIN LOTTE BRAND FROZEN CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, February 9, 2007 - The public warning issued on February 5, 2007 has been updated to include additional distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Angel Seafoods Ltd. are warning people with allergies to egg proteins not to consume certain Lotte brand frozen confectionery products, described below. The affected products contain egg proteins which is not declared on the label.

All of the following Lotte brand frozen confectioneries are affected by this alert.

1. Yukimi Daifuku 2's, sold in 100 ml packages bearing the UPC 4938 6233. 2. Yukimi Daifuku Mini 9's, sold in 297 ml packages bearing the UPC 4 953823 09077.

These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Ontario and Quebec.

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

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg proteins.

The importer, Angel Seafoods Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 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). OR: For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers: Angel Seafoods Ltd. and phone number); 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 Eggs, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4376

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4112

On Feb 19, 2007

WARNING - U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WARNS OF POTENTIAL CONTAMINATION IN CERTAIN JARS OF EARTH'S BEST BRAND BABY FOOD

OTTAWA, February 17, 2007 -The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is closely following an announcement by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about certain jars of Earth's Best Organic 2 Apple Peach Barley Wholesome Breakfast baby food. There is a risk that this product is contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The U.S. FDA has confirmed that there were no direct retail sales to Canadian consumers of the recalled product. However, this product has been available through internet sales. The CFIA is warning the public not to consume the product.

There have been no known illnesses reported in Canada or the U.S. linked to this product.

For more information on the affected product involved, consumers and industry can read the U.S. FDA press release at [url="http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01566.html."]http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01566.html.[/url]

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Contacts:

CFIA Media Relations 613-228-6682

On Feb 19, 2007

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - DOLE BRAND CANTALOUPES MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

OTTAWA, February 16, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Dole brand cantaloupes described below because these cantaloupes may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected cantaloupes, produce of Costa Rica, were distributed under the Dole brand name. However, individual cantaloupes do not have any markings. These cantaloupes were sold from February 9 up to and including February 16, 2007, in Quebec.

Consumers who have purchased whole cantaloupe or in-store products containing pieces of fresh cantaloupe and are not sure of the brand should inquire at the place of purchase to verify if the stores have received the affected product.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these cantaloupes.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer, Fruits et L

On Feb 20, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN GREAT VALUE BRAND WHITE CAKE MIX

OTTAWA, February 19, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Wal-Mart Canada Corp. are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume Great Value brand White Cake mix. The affected product may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Great Value brand White Cake mix, a product of U.S.A, is sold in a 524 g box bearing the UPC 6 81131 81151 4. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk protein.

The distributor, Wal-Mart Canada Corp., Mississauga, 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 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on milk protein, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Kevin Groh, Director of Corporate Affairs, 905-821-2111 x 8012.

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4376

Julie Lacoursiere (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4044

On Feb 27, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN LAURA SECORD BRAND NO ADDED SUGAR LACTOSE FREE DARK CHOCOLATE FLAVOURED BAR

OTTAWA, February 27, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Laura Secord are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume Laura Secord brand No Added Sugar Lactose Free Dark Chocolate Flavoured Bar. The affected product may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Laura Secord brand No Added Sugar Lactose Free Dark Chocolate Flavoured Bar, a product of Canada, is sold as a 40 g bar bearing UPC 0 67300 02111 1. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed nationally.

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

The distributor, Laura Secord, Mississuga, 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 one of the following numbers:

Laura Secord Customer Service: 1-800-268-6353,

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 protein, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-755-2890

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760- 4112

On Feb 27, 2007

UPDATED ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG IN CERTAIN LOTTE BRAND FROZEN CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, February 12, 2007 - The public warning issued on February 9, 2007 has been updated to include additional product information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Angel Seafoods Ltd. are warning people with allergies to egg proteins not to consume certain Lotte brand frozen confectionery products, described below. The affected products contain egg proteins which is not declared on the label.

All of the following Lotte brand frozen confectioneries are affected by this alert.

1. Yukimi Daifuku 2's, sold in 100 ml packages bearing the UPC 4938 6233. 2. Yukimi Daifuku Mini 9's, sold in 297 ml packages bearing the UPC 4 953823 09077. 3. Yukimi Daifuku Oishi Ichigo 2's, sold in100 ml packages bearing the UPC 4938 6868

These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Ontario and Quebec.

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

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg proteins.

The importer, Angel Seafoods Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 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 Eggs, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-368-1622

Linda LeBlanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4112

On Feb 28, 2007

EXPANDED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - MOCCACINO TERRINE ATFF AND AUTENTICO TIRAMITSU PACINI MAY CONTAIN A TOXIN PRODUCED BY STAPHYLOCOCCUS BACTERIA

OTTAWA, February 27, 2007 - The previous public warning, issued on February 20, 2007, has been expanded to include new products based on the results of an on-going food safety investigation.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is notifying consumers that the Moccacino terrine ATFF and the Autentico Tiramitsu Pacini described below may be contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin.

All lot codes of the following products, made for Restaurants Pacini Inc., are affected by this alert :

Frozen Moccacino terrine ATFF, sold in a 9.20 kg/20.28 lbs case that contains 2 x 48 pre-cut servings bearing item number 00308 and UPC 1 06 22267 00308 1. The individual cake is identified as a 4.6 kg/10.14 lbs package bearing item number 00308 and UPC 6 22267 00308 4.

Frozen Autentico Tiramitsu Pacini, sold in a 1.33 kg/2.93 lbs case that contains 28 units bearing item number 00094 and UPC 6 22267 00094 6.

These products are known to have been distributed in Pacini Restaurants in Quebec.

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

Food contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin may not look or smell spoiled. The toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures. Common symptoms of Staphylococcus poisoning are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. In severe cases, headache, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur.

The manufacturer, S

On Mar 1, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN CERTAIN GREAT VALUE BRAND CAKE AND BROWNIE MIXES

OTTAWA, February 28, 2007 - The previous public warning, issued on February 19, 2007, has been expanded to include new products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Wal-Mart Canada Corp. are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume certain Great Value brand cake and brownie mixes described below. These mixes may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The following Great Value brand cake and brownie mixes are affected by this alert.

1. Chocolate Cake Mix, 524 g, UPC 6 81131 81149 1. 2. Devils Food Cake Mix, 524 g, UPC 6 81131 81152 1. 3. Fudge Brownie Mix, 454 g, UPC 6 81131 81153 8. 4. Yellow Cake Mix, 524 g, UPC 6 81131 81150 7.

All codes of these products are affected by this alert. These products made in U.S.A. were distributed nationally. There has been no 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 milk protein.

The distributor, Wal-Mart Canada Corp., Mississauga, 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 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on milk protein, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Kevin Groh, Director of Corporate Affairs, 905-821-2111 x 8012.

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4376

Julie Lacoursiere (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4044

>> ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG IN CERTAIN SANDWICH FACTORY BRAND SUB SANDWICHES

OTTAWA, March 1, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg proteins not to consume certain Sandwich Factory brand Sub Sandwiches described below. The affected products contain egg proteins which is not declared on the label.

All " Best Before" codes of the following Sandwich Factory brand Sub Sandwiches, prepared for Go Snacks Distribution, are affected by this alert:

1. Steak Works Sub, sold in a 160 g package bearing UPC 6 21809 00012 3 2. Super Steak Sub, sold in a 150 g package bearing UPC 6 21809 00013 0

The affected products have been distributed in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg proteins.

The manufacturer, Atlantic Prepared Foods Limited, Alberton, Prince Edward Island, 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 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 Eggs, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4376

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4112 >> ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN CERTAIN BOTTICELLI BRAND CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, March 3, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume certain Botticelli brand chocolate products described below. These products may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The following four Botticelli brand products are affected by this alert.

- Dark Belgian Chocolate Liqueur Cups sold in a 114 g package bearing UPC 0 65082 99515 6. - No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate bar sold as a 40g bar bearing UPC 0 65082 33003 2. - Signature Premium European Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa bar sold as a 100g bar bearing UPC 0 65082 32901 2. - Signature Premium European Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa bar with Cranberry Pieces sold as a 100g bar bearing UPC 0 65082 32904 3.

All codes of these products are affected by this alert.

These products, made in British Columbia, may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses 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 protein.

The CFIA is working with the manufacturer Dynamic Chocolates, Delta, British Columbia to have the affected products removed from the marketplace.

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 protein, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-755-2890

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760- 4112 >> EXPANDED ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG, MILK, SOY AND ANCHOVY IN CERTAIN SANDWICH FACTORY AND SUB DELICIOUS BRANDS OF SANDWICH PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, March 3, 2007 - The previous public warning, issued on March 1, 2007, has been expanded to include new products, distribution, and allergen information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg, milk, fish and soy proteins not to consume the Sandwich Factory and Sub Delicious brands products described below. The affected products contain egg, milk, soy, and anchovy which are not declared on the label.

All " Best Before" codes are affected by this alert:

Brand / Product Size / UPC Undeclared Allergen

Sandwich Factory / Steak Works Sub 160g / 6 21809 00012 3 Egg

Sandwich Factory / Super Steak Sub 150g / 6 21809 00013 0 Egg and Soy

Sandwich Factory/ Chicken Caesar Sub 205g / 6 21809 00047 5 Egg, Soy and Anchovy Sub Delicious / Chicken Bacon Caesar Wrap 150g / 0 55742 98050 9 Egg, Milk, Soy and Anchovy

Sub Delicious / Chicken Teriyaki Sub 220g / 0 55742 98066 0 Soy

The affected products have been distributed in the Atlantic provinces. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg, milk, fish and soy proteins.

The manufacturer, Atlantic Prepared Foods Limited, Alberton, Prince Edward Island, 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 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 Eggs, Milk, Soy and Fish, four of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4376

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4112 >> EXPANDED ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG, MILK, SOY AND ANCHOVY IN CERTAIN SANDWICH FACTORY AND SUB DELICIOUS BRANDS OF SANDWICH PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, March 3, 2007 - The previous public warning, issued on March 1, 2007, has been expanded to include new products, distribution, and allergen information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg, milk, fish and soy proteins not to consume the Sandwich Factory and Sub Delicious brands products described below. The affected products contain egg, milk, soy, and anchovy which are not declared on the label.

All " Best Before" codes are affected by this alert:

Brand / Product Size / UPC Undeclared Allergen

Sandwich Factory / Steak Works Sub 160g / 6 21809 00012 3 Egg

Sandwich Factory / Super Steak Sub 150g / 6 21809 00013 0 Egg and Soy

Sandwich Factory/ Chicken Caesar Sub 205g / 6 21809 00047 5 Egg, Soy and Anchovy Sub Delicious / Chicken Bacon Caesar Wrap 150g / 0 55742 98050 9 Egg, Milk, Soy and Anchovy

Sub Delicious / Chicken Teriyaki Sub 220g / 0 55742 98066 0 Soy

The affected products have been distributed in the Atlantic provinces. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg, milk, fish and soy proteins.

The manufacturer, Atlantic Prepared Foods Limited, Alberton, Prince Edward Island, 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 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 Eggs, Milk, Soy and Fish, four of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4376

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4112

[This message has been edited by Chris (edited March 26, 2007).]

On Mar 11, 2007

CONSUMER ADVISORY - Elevated Levels of arsenic in bottled water imported to the United States

OTTAWA, March 8, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is closely following an investigation by U.S. authorities into elevated levels of arsenic in Jermuk brand mineral water. The product is imported from Armenia.

The CFIA is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Canadian importers to determine if this brand of bottled mineral water has been imported to Canada.

If any Canadian distribution is identified, the CFIA will take immediate action to advise the public and verify the effective removal of the product from the marketplace.

To see the U.S. FDA press release, please visit: [url="http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01581.html."]http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01581.html.[/url]

>> ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED EGG, FISH, MILK, SESAME, SOY AND WHEAT IN CERTAIN RICE CRACKER PRODUCTS IMPORTED FROM JAPAN

OTTAWA, March 14, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg, fish, milk, sesame, soy and wheat proteins not to consume certain rice cracker products manufactured in Japan by Sanko-Seiko. The affected products contain egg, fish, milk, sesame, soy and wheat which are not declared on the label.

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

Product Name Size UPC Undeclared Allergen

Rice Cracker 95 g 4 901626 064109 Sesame, Milk and Egg

Rice Cracker 105g 4 901626 055046 Milk, Wheat and Soy

Rice Cracker Bag 184g 4 901626 012254 Fish Rice Cracker with Peanuts 150g 4 901626 041506 Sesame

Rice Cracker and Peanut 180g 4 901626 040400 Fish

Rice Cracker and Peanut 300g 4 901626 042152 Milk, Egg, Fish and Shrimp

Rice Cracker 132g 4 901626 030203 Wheat and Soy

Rice Cracker 175g 4 901626 055008 Milk, Wheat and Soy

Rice Cracker 250g 4 901626 011059 Milk, Egg, Wheat and Shrimp

The affected products have been distributed in British Columbia. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg, fish, milk, sesame, soy and wheat proteins.

The importer, NTC Industrial Co. Inc, Richmond, British Columbia , 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 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 egg, fish, milk, sesame, soy and wheat, six of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-755-2890

Julie Lacousi

On Mar 20, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED ALMONDS IN DEMPSTER

On Mar 26, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SESAME SEEDS IN NINO D'AVERSA BREAD CRUMBS

OTTAWA, March 23, 2007-The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sesame seeds not to consume Nino D'Aversa Bread Crumbs. The affected product may contain sesame seeds which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Nino D'Aversa Bread Crumbs, is sold in 375 g containers bearing UPC code 0 65763 00120 6. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sesame seeds.

The manufacturer, Nino D'Aversa Bakery Ltd., Downsview, 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 one of the following numbers:

Armando or Domenic, Nino D'Aversa Bakery Ltd., at 1- 416-638-3271; 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 sesame seeds, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Alain Tanguay, Canada Bread at 450-629-9000 ext. 2606

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-368-1622

Jean-Louis Michaud (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Operations Co-ordination - Quebec Area 1-866-806-4115

On Mar 26, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN ORGANICFAIR BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE BARS

OTTAWA, March 23, 2007-The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Organic Fair Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the Organicfair brand dark chocolate bars described below. The affected products may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

All Best Before codes of the following Organicfair brand Dairy Free Gourmet Organic Dark Chocolate bars, 72 g each, are affected by this alert. These products have been distributed in British Columbia.

Chocolate Bar / UPC Chiapas / 6 27670 00001 9 Corazon / 6 27670 00002 6 Forte / 6 27670 00003 3 Kashmir / 6 27670 00005 7 Little Italy / 6 27670 00006 4 Provence / 6 27670 00007 1 Purist / 6 27670 00008 8 Sakura / 6 27670 00009 5 Silk Road / 6 27670 00010 1 Talamanca / 6 27670 00011 8 Westcoaster / 6 27670 00012 5

There have been no reported illnesses 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 protein.

The manufacturer, Organic Fair Inc., Cobble Hill, British Columbia, 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 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, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Alain Tanguay, Canada Bread at 450-629-9000 ext. 2606

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-368-1622

Jean-Louis Michaud (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Operations Co-ordination - Quebec Area 1-866-806-4115

On Mar 26, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN ORGANICFAIR BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE BARS

OTTAWA, March 23, 2007-The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Organic Fair Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume the Organicfair brand dark chocolate bars described below. The affected products may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

All Best Before codes of the following Organicfair brand Dairy Free Gourmet Organic Dark Chocolate bars, 72 g each, are affected by this alert. These products have been distributed in British Columbia.

Chocolate Bar / UPC Chiapas / 6 27670 00001 9 Corazon / 6 27670 00002 6 Forte / 6 27670 00003 3 Kashmir / 6 27670 00005 7 Little Italy / 6 27670 00006 4 Provence / 6 27670 00007 1 Purist / 6 27670 00008 8 Sakura / 6 27670 00009 5 Silk Road / 6 27670 00010 1 Talamanca / 6 27670 00011 8 Westcoaster / 6 27670 00012 5

There have been no reported illnesses 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 protein.

The manufacturer, Organic Fair Inc., Cobble Hill, British Columbia, 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 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, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-368-1622

Jean-Louis Michaud (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Operations Co-ordination - Quebec Area 1-866-806-4115

On Mar 26, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED SESAME SEEDS IN NINO D'AVERSA BREAD CRUMBS

OTTAWA, March 23, 2007-The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sesame seeds not to consume Nino D'Aversa Bread Crumbs. The affected product may contain sesame seeds which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Nino D'Aversa Bread Crumbs, is sold in 375 g containers bearing UPC code 0 65763 00120 6. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sesame seeds.

The manufacturer, Nino D'Aversa Bakery Ltd., Downsview, 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 one of the following numbers:

Armando or Domenic, Nino D'Aversa Bakery Ltd., at 1- 416-638-3271; 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 sesame seeds, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-368-1622

Jean-Louis Michaud (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Operations Co-ordination - Quebec Area 1-866-806-4115

On Jun 6, 2007

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED HAZELNUT IN GRODER FONDENTE AND AL LATTE SWEETENED WITH MALTITOL

OTTAWA, June 1, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Excelsior Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to hazelnut not to consume the Groder Fondente and Al Latte Sweetened with Maltitol products described below. The affected products may contain hazelnut which is not declared on the label.

The following products are affected by this alert:

1. Groder Fondente, Bitter Chocolate Sweetened with Maltitol (Fondente Surrogato Di Cioccolato Dolcificato Con Maltitolo), sold as a 75 g bar bearing UPC 8 008429 023015. Only the Best before date 13/09 2007 is affected by this alert.

2. Groder Al Latte, Milk Chocolate Sweetened with Maltitol (Al Latte Surrogato Di Cioccolato Dolcificado con Maltitolo), sold as a 75 g bar bearing UPC 8 008429 023008. Only the Best before date 13/05/2007 is affected by this alert.

These products have been distributed nationally.

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

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to hazelnut.

The importer, Excelsior Foods Inc, Toronto, 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 one of the following numbers:

Excelsior Foods Inc., Daniel Violante at 1-800-845-5636;

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 Tree Nuts (hazelnut), one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]

For information on receiving recalls by e-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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Media enquiries:

Daniel Violante Excelsior Foods Inc. 1-800-845-5636

Garfield Balsom (English) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4232

Linda Leblanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response 613-760-4112

On Jan 11, 2008

UNDECLARED SOY AND MILK PROTEINS IN MAX'S CHRISTMAS CAKE ALMOND ICED

OTTAWA, January 10, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Max's Donuts (1964) Ltd are warning people with allergies to soy or milk proteins not to consume Max's Christmas Cake almond iced described below. The affected product may contain soy and milk proteins which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Max's Christmas Cake almond iced, is sold in two (2) sizes:

500g - 17.7 oz packages bearing the UPC 0 63396 07214 3; and, 800g - 28.2 oz packages bearing the UPC 0 63396 07224 2. All lot codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in British Columbia and Alberta.

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

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy or milk proteins.

The manufacturer, Max's Donuts (1964) Ltd, Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 one of the following numbers:

Max's Donuts (1964) Ltd at 604-251-3351;

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).

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