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EXPANDED ALLERGY ALERT

UNDECLARED GLUTEN IN INDIANLIFE BRAND PAPADUMS

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Related alerts: 2011-08-24 | 2011-08-25 | 2011-08-30 | 2011-09-01

OTTAWA, September 1, 2011 – The public warning issued on August 30, 2011 has been expanded to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Indianlife Food Corporation are warning people with sensitivities to gluten not to consume the Indianlife brand Papadums described below. The affected products may contain gluten which is not declared on the label.

The following Indianlife brand Papadums, product of India, sold in 120 g packages bearing codes up to and including "11238", are affected by this alert:

Flavour UPC
Black Pepper 7 77762 00152 0
Cumin 7 77762 00151 3
Green Chili 7 77762 00153 7
Plain 7 77762 00150 6

These products have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious reaction in persons with sensitivities to gluten.

The importer, Indianlife Food Corporation, Burnaby, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call 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 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.

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Media enquiries:

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600


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Flavour - Black Pepper
Flavour - Black Pepper
Flavour - Cumin
Flavour - Cumin
Flavour - Plain
Flavour - Plain
Flavour - Green Chili
Flavour - Green Chili