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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:01 pm 
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The following alert from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, (CFIA), pertains to undeclared "egg" and "wheat" in "Serafina's Fine Foods brand ravioli products", described below.

This message is brought to you via the Canadian Anaphylaxis Registry, a public service of Anaphylaxis Canada. Anaphylaxis Canada's mission is to inform, support, educate, and advocate for the needs of individuals and families living with anaphylaxis and to conduct and support research related to anaphylaxis.

Visit our website at www.anaphylaxis.ca to view previous allergy alerts and recalls.
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Serafina's Fine Foods are warning people with allergies to egg protein or wheat not to consume Serafina's Fine Foods brand ravioli products described below. The affected products contain egg and wheat which are not declared on the label.

The following Serafina's Fine Foods brand ravioli products, sold frozen in 400 g packages, are affected by this alert:

1. Asparagus Ravioli
2. Cheese Ravioli
3. Classic Ravioli
4. Squash Ravioli
5. Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli
6. Smoked Salmon Ravioli
7. Halibut & Crab Ravioli
8. Veal Parmigiano Ravioli
9. Lobster Ravioli
10. Prosciutto & Sundried Tomato Ravioli
11. Porcini Ravioli

These products have been distributed in British Columbia.

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 egg protein or wheat.

The manufacturer, Serafina's Fine Foods, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia, 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 one of the following numbers:
Serafina's Fine Foods (250) 757-8329 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time;

CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday.

For information on egg and wheat, two of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labet ... erge.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by electronic mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

Serafina's Fine Foods (250) 757-8329;

Shashi Kulkarni (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
(613) 368-1622

Marie-Andrée Lefebvre (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
(613) 760-4044

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L'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments et Serafina's Fine Foods avisent les personnes allergiques aux protéines d'oeuf ou au blé de ne pas consommer les produits de ravioli de marque Serafina's Fine Foods décrits ci-dessous. En effet, ces produits contiennent des *ufs et du blé alors que l'étiquette n'en fait pas mention.

Les produits de ravioli suivants, de marque Serafina's Fine Foods, vendus congelés en emballage de 400 g, sont visés par cette alerte :

1. «Asparagus Ravioli»
2. «Cheese Ravioli»
3. «Classic Ravioli»
4. «Squash Ravioli»
5. «Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli»
6. «Smoked Salmon Ravioli»
7. «Halibut & Crab Ravioli»
8. «Veal Parmigiano Ravioli»
9. «Lobster Ravioli»
10. «Prosciutto & Sundried Tomato Ravioli»
11. «Porcini Ravioli»

Ces produits ont été distribués en Colombie-Britannique.

Aucun cas de maladie associé à la consommation de ce produit n'a été signalé.

La consommation de ce produit peut déclencher une réaction grave, parfois mortelle, chez les personnes allergiques aux protéines d'oeuf ou au blé.

Le fabricant, Serafina's Fine Foods, situé à Qualicum Bay (Colombie-Britannique), retire volontairement du marché les produits visés. L'ACIA surveille l'efficacité du rappel.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, les consommateurs et les gens de l'industrie peuvent composer l'un des numéros suivants :
Serafina's Fine Foods (250) 757-8329 de 9h à 17h (heure normale du Pacifique);

l'ACIA, au 1 800 442-2342, du lundi au vendredi, de 8 h à 16h (heure locale).

Pour obtenir des renseignements sur les oeufs et le blé, deux des neuf allergènes alimentaires les plus fréquents, visitez la page Web sur les allergènes alimentaires à l'adresse www.inspection.gc.ca/francais/fssa/labe ... ergf.shtml.

Pour savoir comment recevoir les rappels par courrier électronique ou pour obtenir d'autres renseignements sur la salubrité des aliments, visitez notre site Web à l'adresse www.inspection.gc.ca.

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Questions des médias:

Serafina's Fine Foods (250) 757-8329;

Marie-Andrée Lefebvre (français)
Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments
Bureau de la salubrité et des rappels d'aliments
(613) 760-4044

Shashi Kulkarni (anglais)
Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments
Bureau de la salubrité et des rappels d'aliments
(613) 368-1622


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