Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 13, 2009 21:27 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk in Certain Master Choice Brand Frozen Garlic Baguettes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 13, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Metro Ontario Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Master Choice brand frozen Garlic and Herb Baguettes described below. The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the label.

All codes of the following products are affected by this alert:



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Brand Product Size UPC
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Master Choice Multigrain Garlic
and Herb Baguette 330 g 0 69200 50778 8
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Master Choice Garlic and Herb Baguette 330 g 69200 50777
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These products have been sold at Metro and A&P stores in Ontario.

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

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

Metro Ontario Inc. of Etobicoke, Ontario, 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 milk, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://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

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600