The following alert was transmitted by Michelina's Canada to the news media on February 15, 2008.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
ALLERGY ALERT - VOLUNTARY RECALL OF MICHELINA'S
AVANTAGE WHOLESOME MENU BOWL SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN
Toronto, February 15, 2008 - Michelina's is voluntarily recalling Michelina's Avantage Wholesome Menu Bowl Sweet and Sour Chicken, and warning consumers with allergies to eggs not to consume the product. The affected product may contain egg which is not declared on the product label.
The following product is affected, Michelina's Avantage Wholesome Menu Bowl Sweet and Sour Chicken sold in 312g packages, and bearing UPC 7 17854 21622 7 and the embossed manufacturing code J7270 which can be found on the side panel of the packaging. No other Michelina's products are affected by this alert.
The affected product was distributed nationally.
Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to eggs.
There have been no reports of illness associated with the consumption of this product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been advised and is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Consumers who have purchased this product are asked to contact our Consumer Response Line at 1-800-568-5801 to arrange to have the product replaced, or return it to the store it was purchased for a full refund or product replacement.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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 eggs, one of the nine most common food allergens visit the Food Allergens web page at www.inspection.gc.ca/english
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For further information:
Davendra Sharma (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response
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