Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 10, 2012 02:20 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Milk in Certain Canadian Hazelnut Brand Dark Chocolate Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2012) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Hazelnut Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Canadian Hazelnut brand chocolate products described below. The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the labels.

The following Canadian Hazelnut brand products are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC
Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Bark 100 g 0 59681 70002 5
Hazelnut Chocolate Butter 227 g 0 59681 60001 5
Hazelnut Chocolate Butter 16 oz None
Dark Chocolate Fruit and Hazelnut Bark 100 g 0 59681 70002 7
Dark Chocolate Cranberry Hazelnut Bark 100 g 0 59681 70002 9
Dipped Dark Chocolate Hazelnut 62 g 0 59681 70001 3
Dipped Dark Chocolate Hazelnut 124 g 0 59681 70001 5

The affected products contain no lot codes.

These products were sold from the retail outlet located at Canadian Hazelnut Inc. at 6682 No. 7 Highway, Agassiz, British Columbia.

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 milk.

The manufacturer, Canadian Hazelnut Inc., Agassiz, BC, 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 one of the following numbers:

Canadian Hazelnut at 604-796-2136; or

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 milk, 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

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    CFIA Media Relations
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