Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 12, 2011 22:57 ET

CFIA/Expanded Allergy Alert: Undeclared Peanuts in Certain Doctor's CarbRite Diet and Universal Hi Protein Bars

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) -

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The public warning issued on May 5, 2011 has been expanded to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the Doctor's CarbRite and Universal Hi Protein bars described below. The affected products may contain peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected products are described below. All lots which are missing the allergen statement "Allergy Alert: Made on equipment that also processes soy, milk, egg, peanuts and tree nuts" or "This product may contain traces of nuts" and which bear a Best Before date up to and including June 30, 2012 (EXP 063012) are affected by this alert.

ProductSizeUPC
Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bar – Chocolate Brownie2 oz0 39442 08112 4
Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bar – Toasted Coconut2 oz0 39442 08102 5
Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bar – Frosted Cinnamon Bun2 oz0 39442 08110 0
Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bar – Chocolate Mint Cookie2 oz0 39442 08113 1
Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bar – S'mores2 oz0 39442 08114 8
Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bar – Raspberry Chocolate Truffle2 oz0 39442 08115 5
Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bar – Chocolate Banana Nut2 oz0 39442 08118 6
Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bar – Blueberry Cheesecake2 oz0 39442 08119 3
Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bar – Cookie Dough2 oz0 39442 08186 5
Doctor's CarRrite Diet Bar – Lemon Meringue2 oz0 39442 08189 6
Universal Hi Protein Bar – Chocolate Brownie3 oz0 39442 08052 3
Universal Hi Protein Bar – S'mores3 oz0 39442 08053 0

These products may have been distributed nationally.

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 peanuts.

The importers are 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 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.

Photos of the products are available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/proteinbars0512.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600