July 18, 2008

CFIA/Warning: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Egg in Various Fresh Chicken Breast Products

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sofina Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume the various fresh chicken

breast products described below. The affected products may contain egg protein which is not declared on the label.

The following products are affected by this alert:

 --------------------------------------------------------------------- B rand        Product              Size   UPC              Code --------------------------------------------------------------------- President's  Tandoori Extra Lean  175 g  0 60383 77254 3  Best Before Choice       Chicken Breast                               JL25 and                                                           AU01 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Compliments  Chicken Breast       175 g  0 68820 10740 8  Best Before              Roast low fat                                AU09 and                                                           AU15 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 

These products have been distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.

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 egg protein.

The manufacturer, Sofina Foods Inc., Bramalea, Ontario, 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 the 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 Egg, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

 Contacts: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response Garfield Balsom (English) 613-760-4232  Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall and Emergency Response Linda Leblanc (French) 613-760-4112  

SOURCE: Canadian Food Inspection Agency