With the Lunar New Year approaching on February 12, many British Columbians are preparing to celebrate with food-based festivities. But something to be aware of is that several East and Southeast Asian food products have been undergoing recalls in British Columbia over the past month.
In addition, a number of South Asian food products are also being recalled.
Here are the latest recalls of Asian food products to take note of when you’re going grocery shopping or to check on if you already have them in your household.
Taidian brand Xiaolong Bun sold in B.C. are being recalled due to undeclared oyster and wheat.
The product is sold in packs of 15 with UPC 858093700017, and include all date codes without oyster or wheat declared on the label.
Anyone with allergies to crustaceans or shellfish, gluten, or wheat should not eat this product as it could cause an allergic reaction. Anyone with this product should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase.
Korean sweet rice pancake
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stated that Wang Korea brand sweet rice pancake products as they may contain egg, which isn’t declared on the label.
Anyone who has an allergy to eggs should not consume these products as it could cause a serious or life-threatening reaction. This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint and there has been one reported reaction linked to consumption of these products.
The recalled products include the following (and include all dates codes where egg isn’t listed as an ingredient on the package):
- Green Tea Flavor Sweet Rice Pancake (180 grams) with UPC 0 87703 15408 7;
- Green Tea Flavor Sweet Rice Pancake (480 grams) with UPC 0 87703 15649 4;
- Sweet Rice Pancake (180 grams) with UPC 0 87703 15323 3;
- Sweet Rice Pancake (480 grams) with UPC 0 87703 15647 0.
In addition to B.C., these products are being recalled in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec.
Anyone with these products should either return them to the place of purchase or dispose of them.
Maynila's Choice is recalling its fish ball products due to improperly declared egg.
This Southeast Asian product is being recalled in B.C. and the Yukon, as well as Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
The recalled products are all sold in 250 gram packages with date code ED: 2022OCT13, and include:
- Fish Ball with UPC 8 06840 00411 2;
- Kikiam Fish Ball with UPC 8 06840 00413 6;
- Squid Ball Pusit with UPC 8 06840 00412 9.
Like the previously mentioned egg-related recall, anyone with allergies to eggs shouldn’t consume this product, which should be thrown out or returned to the place of purchase.
Lentil dal soup
Amy’s Kitchen is recalling its Golden Lentil Dal Soup, which may contain egg protein that isn’t delcared on the label.
The product is sold in 398 millilitres with UPC 0 42272 90593 5 and date code Best Before 06/2023 Lot: 30F1520.
The previous warnings about allergies to eggs apply to this product as well.
This product is being recalled in B.C., Ontario, and Quebec, and possibly nationally.
Coconut oil and ghee
St. Francis Herb Farm is recalling its St. Francis Herb Farm 52 Fields’ Coconut Oil and Ghee due to mould and bacteria.
The recalled product is sold in 370 grams with UPC 8 17695 00206 2 and code LOT0530120BBMA2022FE.
It’s being recalled in B.C., as well as Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec.