Warning issued on imported honey

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

The products, which were 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.

There have been no reports of illness, the CFIA reports.

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

The recalled honey products, which are labelled in Russian with no English or French translation, include the products with the following UPC numbers 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.

Recall notice