Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 21, 2011 19:45 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Almonds in Pelican Bay Toffee Fudge Hot Chocolate

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mountainview Marketing are warning people with allergies to almonds not to consume the Pelican Bay Ltd. Toffee Fudge Hot Chocolate described below. The affected product contains almonds which are not declared on the label.

The Toffee Fudge Hot Chocolate, product of Pelican Bay Ltd., USA, was sold in a 226 g (8 oz) package bearing UPC 0 94522 00993 1 and Best By date 30/AUG/2011, LOT 83053.

This product has been distributed in Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

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 importer, Mountainview Marketing, Surrey, BC, 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: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600