Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 06, 2009 23:29 ET

Allergy Alert/CFIA: Undeclared Peanuts in Certain Nutkao Brand Nut Spreads From Italy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and GiGi Importing Ltd. are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume certain Nutkao brand nut spreads imported from Italy. These products may contain peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The following Nutkao brand products manufactured by Nutkao srl, Italy are affected by this alert.



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Product Size UPC
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Nutkao Snack 32 g 8 008245 001266
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Fantasia di Cacao 400 g 8 008245 001716
- crema cacao e nocciole
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Fantasia di Cacao 750 g 8 008245 001730
- crema cacao e nocciole
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Fantasia di Cacao 400 g 8 008245 001709
- crema bicolore
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Fantasia di Cacao 200 g 8 008245 000702
- crema cacao e nocciole Calice
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Fantasia di Cacao 600 g 8 008245 002058
- crema cacao e nocciole Beer Glass
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Fantasia di Cacao 600 g 8 008245 002065
- crema bicolore Beer.Glass
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These products are known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. However, they may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products. However, allergic reactions have been reported in Europe.

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

The Canadian importer, GiGi Importing Ltd., Brampton, ON 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 the 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 peanuts, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/peaarae.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

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600