Undeclared wheat and sulphites in certain Western Family brand Marinated Steak

Starting date:
July 26, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Allergy Alert
Allergen - Sulphites, Allergen - Wheat
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Vantage Foods (BC) Inc.
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 26, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Vantage Foods (BC) Inc. are warning people with allergies to wheat or sensitivities to sulphites not to consume the Western Family brand product described below. The affected product may contain wheat and sulphites which are not declared on the label.

This product has been distributed in Alberta and British Columbia.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat or sensitivities to sulphites.

The manufacturer, Vantage Foods (BC) Inc., Chilliwack, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size UPC Additional info
Western Family Marinated Beef Top Sirloin Steak (Teriyaki) variable 0 056364 502773 Best Before
From 13.JN.23 to 13.AU.3
All best before dates where wheat or sulphites do not appear on the label


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