Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 08, 2007 22:10 ET

Allergy Alert/CFIA-Undeclared Milk Protein in Anna's Biscuits and Cookies

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2007) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Anna's of North America, Calgary Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk proteins not to consume Anna's Biscuits and Cookies described below. The affected products contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The following Anna's Biscuits and Cookies are affected by this alert:



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Product Name Size UPC Best Before Date
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Anna's Orange Thins 150 g 0 54358 11826 9 15/05/08 up to and
- Swedish Biscuits including 10/12/08
with Orange
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Anna's Orange Flavored 150 g 0 54358 11826 9 15/05/08 up to and
Thins - Orange including 10/12/08
Flavoured Cookies
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Anna's Cappuccino 150 g 0 54358 12338 6 15/05/08 up to and
Thins - Swedish including 10/12/08
Biscuits
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Anna's Cappuccino 150 g 0 54358 12338 6 15/05/08 up to and
Flavored Thins including 10/12/08
- Coffee Flavoured
Cookies
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Anna's Lemon Flavored 150 g 0 54358 11927 3 15/05/08 up to and
Thins - Lemon Flavored including 10/12/08
Cookies
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Anna's Ginger Thins 150 g 0 54358 11126 0 15/05/08 up to and
- Classic Ginger including 10/12/08
Cookies
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Anna's Almond Cinnamon 150 g 0 54358 11626 5 15/05/08 up to and
Thins - Traditional including 10/12/08
Almond Cinnamon
Cookies
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Anna's Chocolate Mint 150 g 0 54358 11876 4 15/05/08 up to and
Thins - Chocolate including 10/12/08
Mint Flavoured
Cookies
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These products have been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk proteins.

Anna's of North America, Calgary Ltd., High River (Alberta) is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Anna's of North America, Calgary Ltd.

Mike Bannister

403-601-4922

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on milk, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    613-760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112