Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 22, 2009 00:25 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert - Undeclared Walnut in Choices Markets Cranberry Lemon Splash Muffins

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Choices Markets are warning people with allergies to walnut not to consume the Choices Markets brand Cranberry Lemon Splash Muffins described below. The affected product contains walnut which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Choices Markets brand Cranberry Lemon Splash Muffins, is sold in 600 g packages bearing UPC 227231 706994.

All best before dates up to and including AUG.26.09 (August 26, 2009) are affected.

This product is sold at Choices Markets stores in British Columbia.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to walnuts.

The manufacturer, Choices Markets, Delta, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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:

Choices Markets at 604-952-2287;

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 tree nuts, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/nutnoie.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
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600
    or
    Choices Markets
    604-952-2287