Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 01, 2005 22:14 ET

ALLERGY ALERT

UNDECLARED MILK INGREDIENTS IN PRESIDENT'S CHOICE ORGANICS CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVE BISCUITS Attention: Education Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Media Editor, News Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 1, 2005) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaws Inc., are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume President's Choice Organics Chocolate Digestive Biscuits described below. The affected product contains milk ingredients which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, President's Choice Organics Chocolate Digestive Biscuits, a product of Scotland, is sold in a 200 g package bearing UPC 0 60383 70091 1. All packages of this product which do not declare the presence of milk ingredients are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed nationally.

There have 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 milk protein.

Loblaws Inc., Toronto, Ontario, 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:

President's Choice Customer Relations at 1-888-495-5111;

CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday.

For information on milk protein, 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.

Media enquiries:

Davendra Sharma (English) Linda LeBlanc (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall Office of Food Safety and Recall
(613) 755-2890 (613) 760-4112

/For further information: Davendra Sharma
Office of Food Recall and Safety
(613)755-2890/ IN: AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION, FOOD, HEALTH, MEDIA

Contact Information

  • Davendra Sharma, Office of Food Recall and Safety, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Primary Phone: 613-755-2890