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notyard
07-11-2009, 11:31 PM
CFIA allergy alert press release:

ALLERGY ALERT

UNDECLARED ALLERGENS IN CROWN, LOTTE, AND SURASANG BRANDS OF SNACK FOODS FROM KOREA

OTTAWA, July 10, 2009 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk, eggs, or tree nuts (almond, hazelnut) not to consume various Crown, Lotte, and Surasang brands of snack foods described below. These products contain allergens which are not declared on the labels.

All codes of the following Crown, Lotte, and Surasang brands of snack foods, imported from Korea, are affected by this alert. Product information below can be found on the package and the sticker applied for the Canadian market.

Brand/Product/Size/UPC Code/Undeclared allergens

Crown/Couque D’asse Coffee Biscuits,
Korean Cracker/128 g/8 801111 614252/Hazelnut

Crown/Sando Choco biscuit/161 g/8 801111 614436/Milk

Crown/Couque D’asse Coffee Biscuit,
Korean Cracker, Item #09803/64 g/8 801111 614214/Milk

Crown/Couque D’asse Coffee Biscuit,
Korean Cracker
Item #12721/128 g/8 801111 614252/Milk

Crown/Korean Cracker
Item #13885/372 g/8 801111 110624/Milk, Eggs

Crown/Butter Waffles Korean Cracker
Item #08488/237 g/8 801111 113212/Milk, Eggs

Lotte/Pepero Biscuit with Choco,
Funzel Crispy Sticks/33 g/8 801062 272112/Almond

Lotte/Pepero Biscuit with Choco,
Pepero Choco Sticks/180 g/8 801062 272136/Almond

Lotte/Pepero Almond and Chocolate,
Almond Pepero Sticks/32 g/8 801062 272174/Egg

Surasang/Korean Cracker
Item #13961/420 g/0 87703 01398 8/Egg



These products have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported allergic reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk, eggs, or tree nuts (almond, hazelnut).

The importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.