December 18, 2008

Canada recalls some mini desert cups

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume Lychee Flavor Nata De Coco in Konnyaku Jelly due to a choking hazard.

The product, a mini cup desert imported from Japan, was sold in plastic bags with Japanese text and a bilingual sticker describing the product. Each bag contains 12 mini cups and bears UPC 4 560124 220389. The affected mini-cup jelly product is about the size of coffee creamer with rounded edges. It contains a flavored center.

The product was imported and sold by Daiso Store Canada Ltd. of Richmond, British Columbia.

The CFIA said over the years there have been reported fatalities associated with the consumption of certain mini-cup jelly products in Canada, the United States, Australia and various Asian countries. Depending upon the size, shape and consistency, mini-cup jelly products may become lodged in the throat and may be difficult to remove, the CFIA said in a statement. There are some other mini-cup jelly products on the market that are not affected (by the warning).