Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 08, 2006 22:40 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Almonds in Cafe Tasse Brand Lait Cafe Chocolate Bar

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 8, 2006) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to almond proteins not to consume Cafe Tasse brand Lait Cafe chocolate bar described below. The affected product may contain almonds which are not declared on the label.

The Cafe Tasse brand Lait Cafe chocolate bar, milk chocolate with coffee filling, a product of Belgium, is sold as a 45 g bar bearing UPC 5 400219 505405. All codes of this product are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec but may have been distributed nationally and is known to be sold through the internet.

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 proteins.

The importer 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

  • Media enquiries: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Marie-Andree Lefebvre (French)
    613-760-4044
    Website: http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca