Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 19, 2007 23:06 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Almonds in Dempster's Wholegrains Prebiotic Barley & Sunflower Bread

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 19, 2007) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Bread Company Limited are warning people with allergies to almonds not to consume Dempster's WholeGrains Prebiotic Barley & Sunflower bread purchased in Ontario. The affected product may contain almonds which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Dempster's WholeGrains Prebiotic Barley & Sunflower bread, is sold in 680 g loaves and was distributed in Ontario only. It has a "best before date" of MR 25 (March 25, 2007), which can be found on the tan-coloured kwik-lock tag at the end of the product. The product bears the UPC 0 68721 00262 8. No other Dempster's WholeGrains products are affected by this alert.

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 manufacturer, Canada Bread Company Limited, Etobicoke, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

If consumers have the affected product, they should call 1-800-568-5801 to have that product replaced or return the product to the store it was purchased from for a full refund or product replacement.

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

  • Canada Bread
    Alain Tanguay
    450-629-9000 ext. 2606
    or
    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
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    613-760-4112