CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Egg in Corn-O-Dog Frankfurter On A Stick

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egg proteinOTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 3, 2006) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Les Aliments Dang Ngoc Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume the Corn-O-Dog, a frankfurter on a stick, described below. The affected product contains egg protein which is not declared on the label.

All packages of the following product which do not declare the presence of egg are affected by this alert:

Corn-O-Dog, Frankfurter on a stick in a batter blanket, sold in 900 g size (12 x 75g) packages, bearing UPC 7 74981 80218 1.

This product was distributed in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.

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 allergies to egg.

The manufacturer, Les Aliments Dang Ngoc Inc. Laval, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling this product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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The only question I am asking myself, why do I see a lot of produtcts recall and alerts related to the food allergy from Canada, and very few from US..