Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 19, 2011 23:56 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Peanuts in Certain Chocolate Chip Cookies Produced and Sold at Thrifty Foods, 2662 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, British Columbia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Thrifty Foods are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the chocolate chip cookies described below. The affected product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected product is in-store baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies incorrectly labelled as Chocolate Chip Cookies. The cookies were sold in 500 g packages bearing UPC 0 74147 66187 5 and a Best Before date of 11.JAN.25, (January 25, 2011).

This product was sold at Thrifty Foods, 2662 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, British Columbia.

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 peanuts.

The manufacturer, Thrifty Foods, 2662 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, British Columbia, 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:

Thrifty Foods Customer Service at 250-544-1234 or 1-800-667-8280 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday to Friday); 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 peanuts, 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

  • Media enquiries:
    Thrifty Foods Communications
    Erin Kelly
    250-661-3759
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600