Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 03, 2009 22:40 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Egg Protein in Laurentide Brand Chocolate Easter Figurines

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 3, 2009) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Chocolat Laurentide Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume the chocolate Easter figurines described below. The affected products contain egg protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected chocolate figurines are decorated with eyes that contain egg protein which is not declared on the label. The chocolate figurines are packaged in see-through plastic bags with the Laurentide brand, ingredient list and company contact info, as well as a sticker with the Nutrition Facts table. The packages do not bear a UPC or lot code.

These products have been distributed in Quebec.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of this chocolate Easter figurines may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg protein.

The manufacturer, Chocolat Laurentide Inc., Quebec City, 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.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600