Fresh lychees recalled due to undeclared sulphites
- Starting date:
- September 6, 2018
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
- Allergen - Sulphites
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Monco Produce Inc.
- Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Possibly National, Saskatchewan
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, September 6, 2018 - The food recall warning issued on August 31, 2018, has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Monco Produce Inc. is recalling fresh lychees 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 product described below.
The affected product was sold in bulk or may have been packed by retail stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and possibly other provinces or territories. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected product should check with their retail store.
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
If you have a sensitivity to sulphites, do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.
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Who is affected
There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of this product.
This recall was triggered by 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 product from the marketplace.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|None||Fresh lychees||Variable||Sold from August 7 up to and including August 31, 2018||None|
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