1st Choice branded Cut Kimchi Recall [Canada]


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Canada/Ottawa: Han-Ka Export Import Ltd., a Vancouver, British Columbia establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of 1st Choice branded Cut Kimchi products due to suspected risk of Mould (Mold) contamination and consequential risk of fungal infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/tXr830oHbTM

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2019/69918r-eng.php

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

  • 1st Choice branded Cut Kimchi, sold in 454 gram (one pound) packages with a batch/lot code of 05.20.2019 and a UPC of 725272730720

According to the CFIA, Han-Ka Export Import Ltd has recalled certain batch/lots of 1st Choice branded Cut Kimchi from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected risk of Mould (Mold) contamination. You should neither serve nor consume the Cut Kimchi products identified above.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Cut Kimchi products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to handle mould contamination.

If you have any questions about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/report-a-concern/contact-us/eng/1390269985112/1390346078752.

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or 1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at 1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@canada.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Cut Kimchi products, please search for “Kimchi” or more generically, “vegetables” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Mould contamination, please search for “mold” (please note the use of the American spelling) using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Han-Ka Export Import Ltd, please search for “Han-Ka Export” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the 1st Choice brand name, please search for “1st Choice” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: 12983
Recalls Direct RIN: 11454-2019
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