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).