Monday, November 24, 2008

Allergy Alert: Canadian Recall of Cakes From Taiwan

Updated November 24th with new distribution information.
(First reported November 23, 2008)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has alerted consumers to the presence of undeclared sulfites in two flavours of Six Fortune brand cakes imported from Taiwan. The cakes were distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. 

CFIA updated this alert to advise consumers that the recalled cakes may have been distributed nationally. NEW Nov 24

While there have been no illnesses reported, individuals who are sensitive to sulfites may experience severe allergic-type reactions as a result of consuming a food that contains the food additive. 

The importer has recalled the following items:
  • Six Fortune brand Papaya Cake, 250g; UPC 0 79763 11100 1
  • Six Fortune brand Strawberry Cake, 250g; UPC 0 79763 11098 1

Consumers who have questions about this recall should contact CFIA, toll-free, at 1-800-442-2342 between 8:00am and 8:00pm, Monday through Friday.

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