Ottawa, September 30, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to fish, shrimp, nuts or 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:
|Chongga||Kimchi Richi (Mat Kimchi - Cut Cabbage Kimchi)||80 g||8 08248 14414 8||Fish
|Manufactured by Daesang FNF Corporation||Gat Kimchi
(Mustard Leaves Kimchi)
|500 g||8 801024 111008||Fish
|Manufactured by Daesang FNF Corporation||Godulbbaegi
(Korean Lettuce Kimchi)
|200 g||8 801024 193448||Fish|
These products are known to have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba, but may have been distributed nationally.
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, nuts 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.
For more information, consumers and industry can call 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).
For information on seafood, nuts and sesame, three of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA’s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.
To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.
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