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ACIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Egg in Certain Fish Tempura Sticks

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/19/13 --

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Taiwan Food Products Ltd. are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume the Fish Tempura Sticks described below. The affected product may contain egg which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Fish Tempura Sticks, is sold frozen in 365g packages bearing UPC 7 77576 00410 6. The affected packages bear the date codes EXP 2013 09 12 or EXP 2013 09 13.

This product has been distributed in Alberta and British Columbia.

There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

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

The manufacturer, Taiwan Food Products Ltd., Surrey, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the following numbers:

Benson Wang, Taiwan Food Products Ltd., at 604-502-8968.

CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 / TTY 1 800 465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contacts:
Media enquiries:
Benson Wang
Taiwan Food Products Ltd
604-502-8968

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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