Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 08, 2008 22:30 ET

CFIA/Warning: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk in Coboss Brand No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Coboss Canada Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk proteins not to consume the Coboss brand No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate described below. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Coboss brand No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate, a product of USA, is sold as a 40 g bar bearing UPC 6 92315 00012 9. This product has been distributed nationally.

There has been no reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

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

The importer, Coboss Canada Inc., Kitchener, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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:

George Roussakis of Coboss Canada Inc. at 1-519-741-2199

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 www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.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

  • Media enquiries:
    Coboss Canada Inc.
    George Roussakis
    1-519-741-2199
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Julie Lacoursière (French)
    613-760-4044