Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 16, 2009 21:55 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Walnuts in Brighton Beach Golden Chocolate Candy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to walnuts not to consume the Brighton Beach Golden Chocolate Candy described below. The affected product contains walnuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Brighton Beach Golden Chocolate Candy, product of U.S.A., comes in individually wrapped pieces and does not have UPC or any lot code. This product was sold from bulk from the following retail stores in Ontario:



1. Aurora Deli, 15408 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON
2. Center Deli (Quality Deli & Gourmet), 783 Steeles Ave. W., North
York, ON
3. Elena Deli, 12977 Yonge St., Oak Ridges, ON
4. Knish Deli (Knish N Co & Deli), 1102 Centre St., Thornhill, ON
5. Tania's Deli, 2116 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
6. Ukranian Store, 96 King St. W., Dundas, ON
7. Vatra Cheese & Deli, 1092 Islington Ave., Toronto, ON


There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to walnuts.

The importer, InterCanada OGS, Aurora, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For the allergy alert including the product label, issued by the U.S. manufacturer, Golden Chocolate International Inc., Brooklyn, NY, please visit the following web site: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/goldenchocolate03_09.html

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 Tree Nuts, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/nutnoie.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

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112