Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 15, 2010 22:53 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Peanuts in Certain Mispacked Quaker Brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Packs Sold at Canada Safeway

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway Limited are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume certain Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Packs described below.

The affected product, Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Pack, 14 bars, 364 g, bears UPC 0 55577 10742 3. All lot codes are affected by this alert.

These Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value packs may contain Quaker brand Dipps granola bars that contain peanuts. The individual granola bars within these value packs are correctly labelled and declare peanuts, where present.

The affected Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Packs which were previously recalled on November 24, 2010, may have been distributed, after the original recall, throughout Canada Safeway retails stores located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

There has been one reported reaction 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 retailer, Canada Safeway Limited, Calgary, AB, 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 (allergen), 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/ChewyPF14ct_09_BI%20horiz-F.JPG

Contact Information

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