Lenovers Veggie Burger Recall [Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Lenovers Quality Meats & Seafoods recalls some Lenovers brand Veggie Burgers due to undeclared gluten, milk, both known allergens. CFIA: http://ht.ly/uRn3f

Direct link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2014/38429r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Veggie Burgers are subject to this recall:

  • Lenovers Veggie Burgers, 10 by 4 ounce; all product codes where Gluten and Milk are not declared on the label

About Gluten Allergies:
For some people, Gluten (and Gluten products) can be a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions or less urgent reactions (which can range from mild stomach and GI complaints to more severe situations requiring medical intervention). Because Gluten is a protein found in wheat-based products, the two terms are used interchangeably by many, although not technically correctly. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, Gluten products may not “look” or “sound” like Gluten and Gluten ingredients may not be listed on the product label.

People with a Gluten allergy or intolerance should suspect all baked and processed breads as well as baked goods, mixes, powder and flour; beer (due to the absence of ingredient list in standardized beer, the presence of Gluten does not have to be labeled in beers); cereal-based coffee substitutes such as chicory or barley; chicken and beef broth including cans and bouillon cubes); falafel balls; gluten; Host (i.e., Catholic communion wafers and altar bread); hydrolyzed plant protein; imitation bacon or bacon bits; pie fillings and puddings; prepared sauces (including chutney, soy and tamari sauce); and certain mixed seasonings.

In addition, if you see any of the following ingredients on your food, you should avoid them as they may trigger a severe, perhaps life-threatening, reaction: Atta, Bulgur, Couscous, Durum, Einkorn, Emmer, Flour, Farina, Fu, Graham, high-gluten and high-protein flour, Kamut, Seitan, Semolina, Spelt (dinkel, farro).

About Milk Allergies:
For other people, milk (and milk products) can be a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions or less urgent reactions (which can range from mild stomach and GI complaints to more severe situations requiring medical intervention).

Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” like milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast).

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic or severely intolerant to these ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock or other urgent condition, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

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CFIA reference number: 8692
Recalls Direct RIN: 3255-2014
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