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Allergy Alert - Undeclared sesame in Master Kong brand Spicy Beef Noodle

Recall / advisory date:
February 20, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Sesame Seeds
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 20, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sesame seed not to consume the Master Kong brand Spicy Beef Noodle products described below. The affected products contain sesame seed which is not declared on the label.

All codes of the following Master Kong brand Spicy Beef Noodle, product of China, are affected by this alert.

These products have been distributed by T & T Supermarkets in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sesame seed.

The importer, OTC Corporation, Richmond, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product Reason for Recall
Master Kong Spicy Beef Noodle (Burgundy package) 505 g (5 x 102 g)
Single package
6 920208 913343
6 920208 921997
Allergen - Sesame Seeds
Master Kong Spicy Beef Noodle (Orange package) 505 g (5 x 102 g)
Single package
6 900873 715411
6 900873 710393
Allergen - Sesame Seeds

More information

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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