Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 12, 2007 19:08 ET

Expanded-Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk in Charlemagne Chocolatiers Bio Organic Chocolates

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2007) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml

The public warning issued on October 6, 2007 has been expanded to include two additional products, the Pepper Bio Organic and the Plain sugar free chocolate.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume Charlemagne Chocolatiers products described below. The affected products may contain milk which is not declared on the label.

All Batch codes and Best Before dates of the following Charlemagne Chocolatiers Chocolates, imported from Belgium are affected by this alert:



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Product Size UPC Code
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Pepper Bio Organic 50 g 5 425001 204083 All codes
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Plain sugar free 50 g 5 425001 204519 All codes
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Plain Bio Organic 50 g 5 425001 204014 All codes
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Cinnamon Bio Organic 50 g 5 425001 204052 All codes
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Coffee Bio Organic 50 g 5 425001 204038 All codes
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Orange Bio Organic 50 g 5 425001 204021 All codes
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These products are known to have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario but may have been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported illness 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 importer 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
    Julie Lacoursière (French)
    613-760-4044