Allergen (Gluten) Alert! M Brand Rice

19 December 2012: Wheat in M brand Rice

A recall has been added to the CFIA’s Food Recall Report.

Class 2
Reason for Recall: Allergen – wheat
Product(s): M – Rice
Recalling Firm: Ka Wing Hong Ltd.
Distribution: British Columbia, Ontario

Product details are available at http://active.inspection.gc.ca/scripts/database/recarapp_refsubmit.asp?lang=e&ref=7659

Wheat Allergy – http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/consumer-centre/food-safety-tips/labelling-food-packaging-and-storage/wheat/eng/1332440575352/1332440633913

Note that this is a Class 2 (Moderate Risk) Recall: Eating or drinking that product will most likely lead to short-term or non-life threatening health problems.
Refer to the CFIA website for full details on Recall Definitions: http://inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-safety-system/food-recalls/eng/1332206599275/1332207914673

Previous Gluten Alerts:

November 16 2012: Campbell’s V8 Golden Autumn Carrot Soup

A recall has been added to the CFIA’s Food Recall Report.

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Class 3
Reason for Recall: Allergen – Gluten
Product(s): Golden Autumn Carrot Soup
Recalling Firm: Campbell Company of Canada
Distribution: National

Product details are available at http://bit.ly/T4YMxH

Wheat Allergy – http://inspection.gc.ca/gluten_intolerance

Note that this is a Class 3 (Low and No Risk) Recall: Eating or drinking that product will not likely result in any undesirable health effects. Class III recalls can include food products that pose no health and safety risk, but do not follow federal food regulations.
Refer to the CFIA website for full details on Recall Definitions: http://inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-safety-system/food-recalls/eng/1332206599275/1332207914673

19 October 2012: Undeclared wheat in certain Piller’s brand Sub Pac Classic and Sliced Pepperoni products

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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 in this notice. The affected products contain wheat which is not declared on the label.

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.

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121019e.shtml

28 May 2012:

I just got an email from the Newfoundland Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association. The following products have been recalled due to gluten: Designer Whey Protein Powder in French Vanilla and Strawberry.

http://active.inspection.gc.ca/scripts/database/recarapp_refsubmit.asp?lang=e&ref=7174

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