Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 07, 2008 22:47 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): Allergy Alert - Undeclared Allergens in Certain Foods

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2008) - The following alert was transmitted by the ministere de l'Agriculture, des Pecheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ) to the news media on March 5, 2008.

The affected products have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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Undeclared Allergens in Certain Foods

Allergy Alert

Quebec, March 5, 2008 - The ministere de l'Agriculture, des Pecheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ), in consultation with Chateau Gourmet of Blainville, Quebec, is warning people with allergies to milk, soy, peanuts or sesame seeds not to consume the products described below.

The products affected by this alert are sold in glass jars of various weights. The products are made by "Chateau Gourmet, Blainville" and are marked "LE POT A BISCUITS" or "LE POT A MUFFINS". All products sold up to March 5, 2008 are affected by this recall.



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Product Name Undeclared Allergens
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LE POT A BISCUITS TRIPLE CHOCOLAT SUPREME Soy protein
Marked "may contain
traces of peanuts"
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LE POT A BISCUITS AVOINE & PEPITES DE CARAMEL Soy protein
Milk protein
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LE POT A BISCUITS AVOINE & RAISINS CHOCOLATES Soy protein Marked "may
contain traces of
peanuts or other seeds"
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LE POT A BISCUITS BONBONS ARC-EN-CIEL Soy protein
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LE POT A MUFFINS AVOINE & PEPITES DE CHOCOLAT Soy protein
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LE POT A MUFFINS DOUBLE CHOCOLAT Soy protein
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The company is voluntarily recalling the affected products and has agreed, with MAPAQ, to release this alert as a precautionary measure. This alert only concerns people with allergies to milk, soy, peanuts or sesame seeds. Any person with such allergies who has purchased the affected products is advised not to consume the products and should return them to the store where they were purchased.

Additional Information

Please be assured that we are taking all the necessary measures to protect the health of consumers. For more information, consumers may contact the Centre quebecois d'inspection des aliments et de sante animale toll free at 1 800 463-5023, or visit www.mapaq.gouv.qc.ca/Fr/Consommation/Qualitedesaliments/rappelsaliments/

You may receive e-mail notification of recall alerts posted by MAPAQ. To subscribe to this free service, visit the following website: https://web.mapaq.gouv.qc.ca/bak/rappel_produit

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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 Soy, Milk, Peanut and Sesame Seed, four 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
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Julie Lacoursière (French)
    613-760-4044