Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 24, 2011 22:29 ET

CFIA/Expanded Allergy Alert: Undeclared Peanuts in Certain Raw Organic Food Bars

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued on March 17, 2011 has been expanded to include additional product codes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the Raw Organic Food Bars described below. The affected product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The following Chocolatey Chocolate Chip flavour Raw Organic Food Bars are affected by this alert:

Format UPC Codes
12 x 50 g 8 73521 00522 5 LOT 01081610 with EXP 08/16/11,
LOT 2071210 with EXP 07/12/11, or
LOT 04092710 with EXP 09/27/11
50 g 8 73521 00521 8 LOT #01081610 with EXP 08/11,
LOT 2071210 with EXP 07/12/11, or
LOT 04092710 with EXP 27-SEP-11

This product is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec and Ontario, and may be distributed nationally.

There has been one reported allergic 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 importers are voluntarily recalling the affected product from the market. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

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/bar0324.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600