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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Fresh lychees recalled due to undeclared sulphites

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
August 31, 2018
Reason for recall:
Allergen - Sulphites
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Monco Produce Inc.
Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, August 31, 2018 - Monco Produce Inc. is recalling fresh lychees from the marketplace because they contain sulphites which are not declared on the label. People with a sensitivity to sulphites should not consume the recalled product described below.

The affected product was sold in bulk or may have been packed by retail stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected product should check with their retail store.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
None Fresh lychees Variable None Sold from August 7 up to and including August 31, 2018

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you have a sensitivity to sulphites, do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.


This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of this product.

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