Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 29, 2006 20:48 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Almond in Swiss Delice Classique Noisettes Brand Fine Milk Chocolate With Whole Hazelnuts

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 29, 2006) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Euro-Excellence Inc. are warning people with allergies to almond protein not to consume the Swiss Delice Classique Noisettes brand Fine Milk Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts described below. The affected product may contain almond protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, the Swiss Delice Classique Noisettes brand Fine Milk Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts, is sold in a 100 g package bearing UPC 7 616501 012478. All lot codes are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec.

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 almond protein.

The importer, Euro-Excellence Inc., located in Montreal, Quebec, 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 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
    Fred Jamieson (English)
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    613-760-4376
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Marie-Andree Lefebvre (French)
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    613-760-4044