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Warning issued on imported Honey

CBC News
December 15, 2006  

Certain imported honey products may contain an unauthorized antibiotic, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned Friday.

The products, imported from Ukraine, may contain chloramphenicol, which poses a risk of causing aplastic anemia, a blood disorder. Chloramphenicol is not authorized for use in Canada.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling certain honey products imported from Ukraine.
There have been no  reports of illness, the CFIA reports.

The products, distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta, are being voluntarily recalled from the marketplace.

The products, which have no English or French translation on their labels, have the following UPC and lot numbers:
  •  UPC 4 820013 330019 and lot 010906.
  •  UPC 4 820013 330071 and lot 010906.
  •  UPC 4 820013 330132 and lot 010906.
 All the products were sold in 480-gram containers

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.