Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 07, 2006 20:07 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Almonds, Peanuts and Hazelnuts in Schar Brand Wafers and Biscotti Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to almond, peanut, or hazelnut proteins not to consume the Schär brand Wafers and Biscotti products described below. The affected products may contain almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts, which are not declared on the label.

All Best Before dates and lot codes of the following Schär brand products, imported from Italy, are affected by this alert.



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Product Size UPC Undeclared
Allergen
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Wafers 100 g 8 008698 005422 Almonds, Peanuts
Gluten-free Hazelnut Wafers
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Wafers 100 g 8 008698 005408 Almonds, Peanuts,
Gluten-free Cocoa Wafers & Hazelnuts
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Biscotti con cioccolato 150 g 8 008698 005347 Almonds, Peanuts,
Gluten-free Biscuits with (on back panel) & Hazelnuts
Chocolate

8 00869 80534 7
(on front panel
sticker)
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These products have been distributed nationally.


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, peanut, or hazelnut proteins.

The importer 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, hazelnuts), and Peanuts, two 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
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Marie-Andree Lefebvre (French)
    613-760-4044