Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 02, 2011 22:50 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued on April 16, 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 Raw Organic Food Bars described below. The affected products may contain peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The following Raw Organic Food Bars are affected by this alert:

ProductFormatUPCLot codeExpiration Date
Chocolately Chocolate Chip50 g8 73521 00521 81062810
3062810
1072810
1102010
28-JUN-11
28-JUN-11
28-JUL-11
20-OCT-11
Chocolate Coconut50 g8 73521 00531 75071210
4072810
3081710
2092010
4102010
12-JUL-11
28-JUL-11
17-AUG-11
20-SEP-11
20-OCT-11
Cinnamon Raisin50 g8 73521 00511 92062410
2070910
2083110
24-JUN-11
09-JUL-11
31-AUG-11
Fibre Chocolate Delite50 g8 73521 00541 65062810
6072110
1092010
28-JUN-11
21-JUL-11
20-SEP-11

These products are known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec and Ontario, and may be distributed nationally.

There have been no reported allergic 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 peanuts.

The importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products 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.

Contact Information

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