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Allergy Alert: Undeclared Sesame in Master Kong Brand Spicy Beef Noodle

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 --

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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.


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Brand            Product               Size                  UPC            
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Master Kong      Spicy Beef Noodle     505 g (5 x 102 g)     6 920208 913343
                 (Burgundy package)    Single package        6 920208 921997
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Master Kong      Spicy Beef Noodle     505 g (5 x 102 g)     6 900873 715411
                 (Orange package)      Single package        6 900873 710393
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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.

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 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:
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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