Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 26, 2013 01:25 ET

Allergy Alert: Undeclared Almonds in Armella Brand Hazelnut-Cocoa Spread

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2013) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Dollarama Inc. are warning people with allergies to almonds not to consume the Armella brand Hazelnut - Cocoa Spread described below. The affected product may contain almonds which are not declared on the label.

All batch numbers and best before dates of the following product, imported from Turkey, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC
Armella Hazelnut - Cocoa Spread 350 g 0 65756 10170 8

This product has 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 almonds.

The importer, Dollarama Inc., Montreal, QC, 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 contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food_allergies.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: http://www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600