Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 17, 2012 23:09 ET

CFIA/Amended Allergy Alert: Undeclared Milk in Certain Sweets From the Earth Brand Cakes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2012) - The public warning issued on Feb 10, 2012 has been amended to include additional formats of the affected lot codes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ilana Robyn Foods Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Sweets From The Earth brand products described below. The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the labels.

The following Sweets From The Earth brand cake products are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Lot
Dairy Free Wild Blueberry Cheesecake 800 g 855144001181 11338 to11365*
12002 to12038*
Spiced Carrot Cake 700 g 855144001044 11338 to 11365*
12002 to 12038*
Spiced Carrot Cake 100 g 855144001037 Best Before dates
up to and including
Feb 27, 2012
Dairy Free Chocolate Cheesecake 800 g 855144001198 11338 to 11365*
12002 to 12038*
Gluten Free & Dairy Free Espresso Cheesecake 800 g 855144001327 11338 to 11365*
12002 to 12038*

* The affected codes may appear in various formats. For example, lot "11338" could also appear as follows:

110338 011338 113380
1100338 0011338 1133800
11000338 00011338 11338000
11-338 11-338

These products have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

There have been three reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

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

The manufacturer, Ilana Robyn Foods Ltd., 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 one of the following numbers:

Ilana Robyn Foods Ltd. at 1-888-886-2004; or email ilana@sweetsfromtheearth.com

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 milk, 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:
    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600

    Ilana Robyn Foods Ltd.
    1-888-886-2004