Thursday, October 23, 2008

Allergy Alert: CFIA Warns About Greek Golden Peppers

UPDATED: October 23, 2008

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is alerting consumers to the presence of undeclared sulfites in Cedar Phoenicia brand Greek Golden Peppers. 

The peppers, which were imported from Greece, are sold in 1.5 L jars bearing UPC 0 62356 54160 6, and were distributed nationally. CFIA is working with the importer to ensure withdrawal of the peppers from the marketplace.

This recall has been expanded to include a second package size. In addition to the 1.5 L jars, the importer also has recalled Cedar Phoenicia brand Greek Golden Peppers packed in 1 L jars bearing UPC 0 62356 54159 0. NEW Oct 23rd

While sulfite sensitivity is not a true allergy, individuals who are sensitive to sulfites may, nevertheless, suffer severe – possibly life-threatening – reactions after consuming a sulfite-containing food. Asthma sufferers are at greatest risk of severe reactions.

Anyone who purchased the recalled peppers should return them to the store for a refund. For more information on this recall, contact CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm (EDT), Monday through Friday.

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