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Allergy Alert - Undeclared fish, shrimp and sesame in certain Kimchi products

Recall / advisory date:
October 5, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Crustacean/Shellfish, Allergen - Fish, Allergen - Sesame Seeds
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Global Trading Network Ltd., PK Trading Inc.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6748, 6779

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 5, 2011 - The public warning issued on September 30, 2011 has been amended to correctly identify the allergens present in the recalled products and to provide additional distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to fish, shrimp or sesame not to consume the Kimchi products described below. The affected products contain allergens which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the following products, imported from Korea, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Allergen(s)
Chongga Kimchi Richi (Mat Kimchi - Cut Cabbage Kimchi) 80 g 8 08248 14414 8 Fish
Shrimp
Sesame
Manufactured by Daesang FNF Corporation Gat Kimchi
(Mustard Leaves Kimchi)
500 g 8 801024 111008 Fish
Sesame
Manufactured by Daesang FNF Corporation Godulbbaegi
(Korean Lettuce Kimchi)
200 g 8 801024 193448 Fish

These products are known to have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, but 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 fish, shrimp or sesame.

The CFIA is working with Canadian importers to recall all affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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