Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 22, 2010 20:25 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert - Undeclared Peanut in Certain Fei Dun Chocolates

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 22, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are warning people with allergies to peanut not to consume the Fei Dun Chocolates described below. The affected products contain peanut which is not declared on the label.

The affected products, Fei Dun Chocolates, were sold in plastic containers of various shapes (octagon, rectangle, heart, Christmas shapes, etc.) and various weights (62.5 g to 450 g), each bearing a unique UPC code. All Best Before dates where peanuts are not declared in the list of ingredients are affected by this alert.

These products have been distributed in Ontario.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanut.

The importer, Heng Hing Dry Seafood Inc., Toronto, ON, 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 peanut, 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.

A picture of the product is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/DSCN0260.JPG 

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600