OTTAWA, January 11, 2002 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers with allergies to sulphites not to consume 3 Chef’s brand Heart of Palm. This product may contain sulphites which are not declared on the label. This alert is only of concern to those individuals who have allergies to sulphites.

The 3 Chef’s brand Heart of Palm (in Brine), Net wt. 425 g, MFG. 29/5/2000, EXP. 29/5/2002,  UPC 8 850363 300673 , exported by Bright Time Intertrade L.P., Thailand is affected by this alert.

The importer Hen Long Market Ltd. located in Surrey, British Columbia is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The product has been distributed in British Columbia.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sulphites. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at one of the following numbers:

In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350
In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342