Food Investigation Response Manual
Appendix 5G - Updated Food Recall Warning - Allergens

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[DRAFT] Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen)

(Product) recalled due to undeclared (allergen)

OTTAWA, (Date) – The food recall warning issued on (date), has been updated to include additional (distribution/product) information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

(Company) is recalling (product) from the marketplace because (it/they) (may) contain(s) (allergen) which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to (allergen) should not consume the recalled product(s) described below.

[Or when the company/importer cannot be named]

Industry is recalling (product) from the marketplace because (it/they) (may) contain(s) (allergen) which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to (allergen) should not consume the recalled product(s) described below.

The following product(s) (has/have) been sold in (province(s) of distribution).

Recalled product(s)

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What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you have an allergy to (allergen) do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Background

This recall was triggered by (the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities/ Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results/ a consumer complaint/ a recall in another country/ findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak/ the company). The (CFIA/ Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 product from the marketplace.

Reactions

There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of (this/these) product(s).

[or when there is a reaction]

There (has been one reported reaction/have been reported reactions) associated with the consumption of (this/these) product(s).

More information

  • (Company name): (Company contact information)
  • CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Media enquiries

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