February 23, 2009
Canada recalls Orion, Lotte biscuit brands
Canadian health officials are warning people allergic to egg, milk, peanut, seafood, sesame, soy or tree nuts not to consume Orion- and Lotte-brand biscuits.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the biscuits, manufactured in South Korea, contain allergens that aren't declared on the label. Officials noted that on packages of recalled biscuits, the brand name Orion or Lotte is printed only in the Korean language.
The CFIA said the biscuits are known to have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan but might have been distributed nationally.
Officials said consumption of the products might cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in people with allergies to egg, milk, peanut, seafood, sesame, soy or tree nuts.