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TMCNet:  Food Recall Warning (Allergen): Dried Sweet Potato Slices Recalled Due to Undeclared Sulphites

[May 14, 2014]

Food Recall Warning (Allergen): Dried Sweet Potato Slices Recalled Due to Undeclared Sulphites

(Marketwire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/1lgwdvJ Merilin International Trading Inc. is recalling dried sweet potato slices 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 products described below.


The following products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec.

Recalled products ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brand Product Size UPC Codes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- N/A (Chinese Sweet Potato 170 g 6 932692 228582 All codes where characters only) Slice sulphites are not declared on the label.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- N/A (Chinese Sweet Potato 170 g 6 932692 228599 All codes where characters only) Slice sulphites are not declared on the label.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- What you should do If you have a sensitivity to sulphites, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

-- Learn more about common food allergies: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml -- Sign up for recall notifications by email or follow us on Twitter: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/stay-connected/eng/1299856061207/1299856119191 Background This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) inspection activities. 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 products from the marketplace.

Illnesses There have been no reported allergic reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

More information -- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Media enquiries 613-773-6600 Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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