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

Recall / advisory date:
October 7, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Crustacean/Shellfish, Allergen - Fish, Allergen - Sesame Seeds
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
PK Trading Inc.
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 7, 2011 - The public warning issued on October 5, 2011 has been expanded to include additional products and sizes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to fish, shrimp and 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 Mat Kimchi
(Cut Cabbage Kimchi)
300 g 8 08248 14422 3 Fish
Chongga Mat Kimchi
(Cut Cabbage Kimchi)
400 g 8 801024 180103 Fish
Manufactured by Daesang FNF Corporation Chonggak Kimchi
(Ponytail Radish Kimchi)
2.5 kg 8 08248 14426 1 Fish
Manufactured by Daesang FNF Corporation Old Fermented Kimchi 500 g 8 801024 110155 Fish

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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