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Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Phoebe brand Mote Blanco / White Corn products recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Recall date:
June 19, 2015
Reason for recall:
Allergen - Sulphites
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Aliments Candesa Foods
Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, June 19, 2015 - Industry is recalling Phoebe brand Mote Blanco / White Corn products from the marketplace because they may contain sulphites which are not declared on the label. People with a sensitivity to sulphites should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Phoebe Mote Blanco / White Corn 396.9 g (14 oz) All codes 16712 01525 6
Phoebe Mote Pelado Blanco / Peeled White Corn 50 lb This product may have been sold in bulk. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer. None

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you have a sensitivity to sulphites, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.


This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.


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

More information

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