Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 24, 2007 19:59 ET

CFIA/Warning: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk in Charlemagne Chocolatiers Tea Bio Organic Chocolate

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2007) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume Charlemagne Chocolatiers Tea Bio Organic Chocolate described below. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Charlemagne Chocolatiers Tea Bio Organic, imported from Belgium, is sold in a 50 g package bearing UPC 5 425001 204045. All Best Before dates and Batch codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in Quebec and Ontario but may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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

The importer 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 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 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