Imitation Meat Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Egg

Starting date:
May 16, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Subcategory:
Allergen - Egg
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Happy Veggie World Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
8881

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 16, 2014 - Happy Veggie World Ltd. is recalling imitation meat products from the marketplace because they contain egg which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to egg should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you have an allergy to egg, 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's (CFIA) test results. 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 Code(s) on product UPC
Happy Veggie Vegan Ginger Chicken 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1 81715 00022 3
Hearts Choices Vegan Ginger Chicken 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label N/A
Happy Veggie Vegan Ginger Chicken 500 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1078
Chin Hsin Vegan Chicken Nuggets 3000 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 4 710747 440118
Happy Veggie Vegan Squid Strip 500 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1079
Chin Hsin Vegetarian Cuttle 3000 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 4 710747 440330
Happy Veggie Vegan Teriyaki Beef 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1 81715 00032 2
Hearts Choices Vegan Spicy Beef 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label N/A
Happy Veggie Vegan Citrus Spareribs 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1 81715 00005 6
Hearts Choices Vegan Citrus Spareribs 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label N/A
Happy Veggie Vegan Citrus Spareribs 500 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1062
Chin Hsin Vegetarian Citrus Spareribs 3000 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 4 710747 440286
Happy Veggie World "Vegen Golden Fish" 480 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1022
Chin Hsin Vegetarian Golden Fish Fillet 3000 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 4 710747 440422
YHS Vegetarian Fish Ham 600 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 4 710747 440521
YHS Vegetarian Fish Ham 1200 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 4 710747 440590
Happy Veggie Vegan Gong Bao Chicken 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1 81715 00008 7
Hearts Choices Vegan Kung Pao Chicken 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label N/A
Happy Veggie Vegan Seasoned Chicken 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1 81715 00307 1
Hearts Choices Vegan Seasoned Chicken 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label N/A
Happy Veggie Vegan Fu Zhou Balls 480 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1107
Chin Hsin Vegetarian Fu Chew Ball 3000 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label N/A
Happy Veggie Vegan Hot Dogs 500 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 523509
Happy Veggie Vegetarian Bacon 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1 81715 00026 1
Happy Veggie Vegetarian Bacon 500 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 522786
Chaste Je Way Vegetarian Bacon 3000 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 4 714033 523356
Happy Veggie Vegan Imitation Ribs 300 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1 81715 00311 8
Happy Veggie Vegan Imitation Ribs 500 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 1011
Chin Hsin Vegetarian Stewed Pork Chops 3000 g All codes where egg is not declared on the label 4 710716 660035

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