Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 02, 2009 00:29 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Egg Protein in Decorated Chocolate Figurines Sold By Chocolaterie de L'ile d'Orleans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 2, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orleans are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume decorated chocolate figurines described below because these products contain egg protein that is not declared on the label.

The affected decorated chocolate figurines contain coloured eyes, hearts and flowers that contain undeclared egg protein. These decorated figurines are packaged in clear plastic bags with two labels. One label bears the name Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orleans and the second label lists type of chocolate, ingredient list and Nutrition Facts table. These labels do not bear a lot code or UPC. These decorated figurines are made of milk, dark or white chocolate.

These chocolate products were sold in Quebec. There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these decorated chocolate figurines.

Consumption of these decorated figurines cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein.

The manufacturer, Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orleans, Ile d'Orleans , Quebec 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 eggs, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/eggoeue.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

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