Dried sweet potato slices recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Starting date:
May 14, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Subcategory:
Allergen - Sulphites
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Merilin International Trading Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8864

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 14, 2014 - Merilin International Trading Inc. is recalling dried sweet potato slices from the marketplace because they contain sulphites which are not declared on the label. People with a sensitivity to sulphites should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you have a sensitivity to sulphites, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Who is affected

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

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size UPC Additional info
N/A (Chinese Characters Only) Sweet Potato Slice 170 g 6 932692 228582 All codes where sulphites are not declared on the label.
N/A (Chinese Characters Only) Sweet Potato Slice 170 g 6 932692 228599 All codes where sulphites are not declared on the label.

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