Bamboo shoots with sulphites recalled in B.C.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to sulphites not to eat a certain brand of bamboo shoots sold in British Columbia.

The Flying Swallow brand Tender Bamboo Shoots is sold in 250-gram packages, which don't declare they contain sulphites, the agency says.

Eating the product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in people with allergies to sulphites, it warns.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the product, which comes in packages bearing UPC 7 77244 90068 6 and the lot code 2006 9 28.

The importer, Clover Trading Co. Ltd. of Vancouver, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The federal food inspection agency says it's monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Recall notice