Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 23, 2006 23:18 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Peanut and Almond Proteins in Cafe Tasse Noir Praline Chocolate Bar

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 23, 2006) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanut or almond proteins not to consume the Cafe Tasse Noir Praline chocolate bar described below. The affected product may contain peanut and almond proteins, which are not declared on the label.

Cafe Tasse Noir Praline, product of Belgium, is sold as a 45 g bar bearing UPC 5 400219 505306. Only the lot code L05201329; ED: 30/05/07 is affected by this alert. This product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec but may have been distributed nationally and is known to be sold through the internet.

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 peanut or almond proteins.

The importer 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 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 peanuts and tree nuts (almonds), two 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

  • Media enquiries:
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Fred Jamieson (English)
    (613) 760-4376
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Operations Coordination - Quebec Area
    Jean-Louis Michaud (French)
    1-866-806-4115
    Website: www.inspection.gc.ca