Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 21, 2010 14:12 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Milk in Mrs. Dunster's Old Fashioned Ginger Snaps

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mrs. Dunster's Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk proteins not to consume Mrs. Dunster's Old Fashioned Ginger Snaps described below. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Mrs. Dunster's Old Fashioned Ginger Snaps, is sold in 350 g packages bearing UPC 0 59548 00055 3. All Best Before date codes up to and including 10 JL 08 are affected.

This product has been distributed in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

There have been no reported allergic reactions 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 proteins.

The manufacturer, Mrs. Dunster's Inc., located in Sussex, NB 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:

George MacPhee, Mrs. Dunster's at 506-872-1482;

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

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600