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Allergy Alert: Undeclared Sulphites in President's Choice(R) White Grape Juice

May 25 2013 12:00AM

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) are warning people with sensitivity to sulphites not to consume 1.36 L size President's Choice® White Grape Juice described below. The affected product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label.

The following product, product of U.S.A., is affected by this alert:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------Product UPC Size NG # Affected Codes-------------------------------------------------------------------------PC WHITE GRAPE JUICE Best Before: 2014 060383036607 1.36 LT 942847 AL 17-------------------------------------------------------------------------



This product has been distributed nationally in Loblaw banner stores: http://loblawstores.ca/LCLOnline/.

The product was sold at:

-- BC, AB, SK, MB: Extra Foods®, nofrills®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Shop Easy®, SuperValu®, Your Independent Grocer®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®-- ON: Fortinos, Loblaws®, nofrills®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, Cash & Carry, valu-mart®, Your Independent Grocer®, Zehrs®, Freshmart-- Atlantic: Cash & Carry, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, Dominion, Freshmart, Red & White, nofrills®, Save Easy, Real Canadian Superstore®-- Quebec: AXEP, Group Distribution, L'Intermarche, Loblaws, Maxi & Cie, Maxi, Provigo, a plein gaz



For a complete list of store information please visit: http://loblawstores.ca/LCLOnline/.

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 sensitivity to sulphites.

The importer, Loblaw Companies Limited, Brampton, 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 contact:

Loblaw Customer Relations: 1-888-495-5111 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca.

Or

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food_allergies.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

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:
Public Relations Department, Loblaw Companies Limited
(905) 459-2500
pr@loblaw.ca

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600





Source: Marketwire