Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 27, 2009 00:18 ET

Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk in Choconutta Brand Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2009) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Arthur Roger & Assoc., Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk proteins not to consume Choconutta brand Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Choconutta brand Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, product of Belgium, is sold in 750 g jars bearing UPC 0 55710 07112 3 and lot code L8289508.

This product has been distributed in Quebec and Ontario.

There has been one reported allergic reaction 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 proteins.

The importer, Arthur Roger & Assoc., Inc., Laval, 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 call one of the following numbers:

Mr. Luc Monette

Arthur Roger & Assoc., Inc.

(450) 963-5080

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: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/milklaite.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

  • Arthur Roger & Assoc., Inc.
    Mr. Luc Monette
    450-963-5080
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Operations Co-ordination - Quebec Area
    Jean-Louis Michaud (French)
    1-866-806-4115