Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 08, 2006 17:18 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert - Undeclared Almond In Co-Op Gold Brand Swiss Chocolate Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 8, 2006) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Interprovincial Cooperative Limited are warning people with allergies to almond protein not to consume the Co-op Gold brand Swiss chocolate products described below. The affected products may contain almond protein which is not declared on the label.

All lot codes of the following Co-op Gold brand Swiss chocolate products are affected by this alert.



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Product Name Size UPC
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Extra Fine Swiss Milk Chocolate 100 g 0 5731613229 1
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72 % Cocoa Swiss Dark Chocolate 100 g 0 5731613228 4
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Fine Swiss Milk Chocolate With Whole 100 g 0 5731613230 7
Hazelnuts
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These products have been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to almond protein.

The importer, Interprovincial Cooperative Limited, located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 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 tree nuts (almonds), 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
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Davendra Sharma (English)
    613-755-2890
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Marie-Andrée Lefebvre (French)
    613-760-4044
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca