Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 28, 2007 23:41 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk in Finesse Assorted Dark Chocolate

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2007) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Finesse Chocolate are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume Finesse assorted dark chocolate described below. The affected product may contain milk protein that is not declared on the label.

Finesse Dark Chocolate was sold in two sizes of brown boxes wrapped with an ingredient and nutritional fact sheet. The affected packages of Finesse Dark Chocolate contain 227 g or 454 g chocolate covered dried fruits and nuts.

This product was sold only in Montreal area, Quebec.

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 milk protein.

The manufacturer, Finesse Chocolate, Montreal, Quebec, 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 one of the following numbers:

Finesse Chocolate, Tina Statman, (514) 735-1925.

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 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
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Davendra Sharma (English)
    (613) 755-2890
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Julie Lacoursiere (French)
    (613) 760-4044
    Website: www.cfia-acia.agr.ca