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Allergy Alert - Undeclared wheat in certain Piller's brand Sub Pac Classic and Sliced Pepperoni products

Recall / advisory date:
October 19, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Wheat
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Piller's Fine Foods
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7504

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 19, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Piller's Fine Foods are warning people with allergies to wheat and / or sensitivity to gluten not to serve or consume Piller's brand Sub Pac Classic and Sliced Pepperoni products described below. The affected products contain wheat which is not declared on the label.

The following Piller's brand luncheon meat products are affected by this alert.

These products were distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. However, they may have been distributed in other 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 wheat. Also, these products represent a health risk to gluten sensitive individuals / Celiac sufferers.

Piller's Fine Foods, Waterloo, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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

Piller's Fine Foods at 1-800-265-2628, weekdays between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm or
Voice mail may be left at 519-743-1412 ext. 351;

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).

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Additional Info
Piller's Pepperoni Sliced 6 x 500 g 0 69401 04605 5 Best Before Date 2012 NO 01
2012 NO 20
2012 NO 27
2012 DE 03
2012 DE 05
2012 DE 13
Piller's Sub Pac Classic $5 (Pepperoni, Luncheon Meat, Smoked Ham) 400 g 0 69401 03613 1 Best Before Date 2012 OC 18
2012 NO 19
2012 NO 20
2012 NO 27
2012 DE 05
Piller's Sub Pac Classic (Pepperoni, Luncheon Meat, Smoked Ham) 250 g 0 78427 03605 6 Best Before Date 2012 SE 11
2012 SE 20
2012 SE 26
2012 OC 11
2012 OC 25
2012 NO 01
2012 NO 12
2012 NO 20
2012 NO 23
2012 NO 27
2012 DE 07

More information

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

Media enquiries

Piller's Fine Foods
1-800-265-2628, weekdays between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm or
Voice mail may be left at 519-743-1412 ext. 351
Or by e-mail at info@pillers.com

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600