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CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Egg in Certain Kinnikinnick Foods Brand Pie Crusts

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/30/12 --

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume certain Kinnikinnick Foods brand Pie Crusts described below. The affected product contains egg which is not declared on the label.

The following product, which is sold frozen, is affected by this alert:


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Product                                                          Best Before
                                       Size               UPC          Dates
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Kinnikinnick                                                        2013NO20
 FoodsPie Crusts                      290 g                         2013NO21
                     (Each package contains                         2013DE11
                         2 - 8" pie crusts)   6 20133 00600 9       2013DE14
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This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, but may have been distributed nationally.

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

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

The manufacturer, Kinnikinnick Foods Inc., Edmonton, AB 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 one of the following numbers:

Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. at 780-424-2900 or by e-mailing [email protected]

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 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.

Contacts:
Media enquiries:
Jerry Bigam
Kinnikinnick Foods Inc.
780-221-2900

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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