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Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Verka brand Dry Petha recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Recall date:
August 13, 2016
Reason for recall:
Allergen - Sulphites
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Verka Food International Ltd.
British Columbia, Ontario, Possibly National
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, August 13, 2016 - The food recall warning issued on August 12, 2016, has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Verka Food International Ltd. is recalling Verka brand Dry Petha from the marketplace because it contains sulphites which are not declared on the label. People with a sensitivity to sulphites should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in British Columbia and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Verka Dry Petha 450 g All codes where sulphites are not declared on the label 8 84282 11118 6

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

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


This recall was triggered by the CFIA inspection activities. The 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 product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

Verka Food International Ltd.: 1-877-710-8081

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

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Verka: Dry Petha 450 grams

Verka: Dry Petha 450 grams

Verka: Dry Petha 450 grams

Verka: Dry Petha 450 grams

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