Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 11, 2009 20:02 ET

CFIA/Expanded Allergy Alert - Undeclared Milk in Certain Dark Chocolate Truffles (3-Packs Only) Made by the Appleton Chocolates Company

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued on September 10, 2009 has been expanded to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and The Appleton Chocolates Company are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Appleton Chocolates Company dark chocolate truffles described below. The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the label.

All codes of the following Appleton Chocolates Company dark chocolate truffles, sold in 3-packs (56 g) with no UPC, are affected by this alert:

1. Maple & Wild Blueberry Truffles (Belgian dark chocolate)

2. Maple Cream Truffles (French dark chocolate)

3. Raspberry & Maple Truffles (Belgian dark chocolate)

4. Cranberry & Maple Truffles (French dark chocolate)

5. Blueberry & Dark Rum Truffles (Belgian dark chocolate)

6. Cherry & Maple Truffles (Belgian dark chocolate)

7. Wild Blueberry & Mint Truffles (Belgian dark chocolate)

8. Expresso Cream Truffles (French dark chocolate)

These products have been distributed in Nova Scotia and may have been sold from the company's website.

There have been no reported illnesses 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.

The manufacturer, The Appleton Chocolates Company, Wentworth, NS, 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:

The Appleton Chocolate Company at (902) 548-2323;

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/milklaite.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