Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 28, 2007 22:03 ET

CFIA Warning: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk, Soy, Sulphites, Peanuts and Wheat in Tickleberry's Chocolate Covered Dried Fruit Products

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2007) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Tickleberry's are warning people with allergies to milk, soy, sulphites, peanuts and wheat proteins not to consume Tickleberry's Chocolate Covered Dried Fruit products described below. The affected products contain milk, soy, sulphites, peanuts and wheat which are not declared on the label.

The following Tickleberry's Chocolate Covered Dried Fruit products, sold in 100 g packages, are affected by this alert. These products have been distributed nationally.



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Product Undeclared Allergen
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Chocolate Dried Blueberries Milk, Soy, Peanuts
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Chocolate Dried Cherries (Pastel) Milk, Soy
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Chocolate Dried Cherries (Dark) Milk, Soy, Sulphites
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Chocolate Dried Strawberries Milk, Soy
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Chocolate Dried Raspberries Milk, Soy
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Chocolate Dried Apricots Milk, Soy, Sulphites, Wheat
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Chocolate Dried Cranberries Milk, Soy
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Chocolate Dried Cranberries (White) Milk, Soy
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Chocolate Cherry, No Sugar Added Milk, Soy
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There have been no reported illnesses 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, soy, sulphites, peanut and wheat proteins.

The manufacturer, Tickleberry's, Okanagan Falls, British Columbia 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:

Dale Hoy at Tickleberry's

250-490-5281

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, Soy, Sulphites, Peanuts and Wheat , five 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:
    Dale Hoy at Tickleberry's
    250-490-5281
    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 Lacoursiere (French)
    613-760-4044