June 6, 2010 / 3:57 AM / 8 years ago

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Milk in Certain 1.5 Kg Boxes of Uncle Ben's Bistro Express 6 Pack

  OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Jun 05 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Editors note: A photo is available via the Marketwire's website.

    Audio clips available at
www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with
allergies to milk proteins not to consume Uncle Ben's Bistro Express 1.5
kg 6 pack described below.

    The affected 6 packs do not declare milk in the ingredient listings on
the outer box. The ingredient listings on the individual pouches within
the affected 6 pack boxes are correctly labelled with milk ingredients
declared where present.

    The affected product, Uncle Ben's Bistro Express 6 pack is sold in 1.5 kg
boxes bearing UPC

    0 58496 25406 and contains 6 x 250 g pouches of rice (2 each of 3
flavours - Fine Herb, Roasted Chicken flavour and Wholegrain Brown). Milk
ingredients are present in the Long Grain & Wild - Fine Herbs and the
Long Grain & Wild - Roasted Chicken flavour rice products contained in
the affected 6 pack boxes.

    This product has been distributed nationally.

    There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of
this product.

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

    The manufacturer, Mars Canada Inc, Bolton, ON 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 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 milk, one of the nine most 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.

    To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the
following link:
http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Uncle%20Bens_Main%20Panel_Box_3.jpg

Contacts:
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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