Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 01, 2008 17:49 ET

Expanded Allergy Alert/CFIA: Undeclared Milk Protein in Rene Rey Sun, Moon, Stars Dark Chocolate

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml

The public warning issued on July 25, 2008 has been expanded to include additional information on product distribution.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Rene Rey Swiss Chocolates Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Rene Rey Sun, Moon, Stars Dark Chocolate described below. The affected products may contain milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The following products are affected by this alert:

Rene Rey Sun, Moon, Stars Dark Chocolate, 1.5 oz / 42 g bar, bearing UPC 0 57587 11127 8. There is no lot code on the individual bar. The bars can also be sold from a 24 chocolate display box bearing the UPC 0 57587 11151 3 and lot code 990787 or 220968. The lot code can be viewed on the inside of the upper lid of the display box.

Rene Rey Sun, Moon, Stars Dark Chocolate Mint, 1.5 oz / 42 g bar, bearing UPC 0 57587 11129 2. There is no lot code on the individual bar. The bars can also be sold from a 24 chocolate display box bearing the UPC 0 57587 11305 0 and lot code 440958 or 550927. The lot code can be viewed on the inside of the upper lid of the display box.

These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and New Brunswick.

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 protein.

The manufacturer, Rene Rey Swiss Chocolates Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 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
    Davendra Sharma (English)
    613-755-2890
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112