Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 05, 2011 16:29 ET

Expanded Allergy Alert: Undeclared Peanuts in Certain Doctor's Carbrite Diet Chocolate Brownie Bars

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) -

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The public warning issued on April 19, 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 Doctor's CarbRite Diet Chocolate Brownie bars described below. The affected product may contain peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Doctor's CarbRite Diet Chocolate Brownie bars, is sold in 56.7 g (2.00 oz) packages, bearing UPC 0 39442 08112 4. All lots which are missing the allergen statement "Allergy Alert: Made on equipment that also processes soy, milk, egg, peanuts and tree nuts" are affected by this alert, including EXP101211, EXP040211, EXP080811, EXP080911, and EXP041012.

This product may have been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported illnesses 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.

CFIA is working with the importers to have the affected product removed from the marketplace.

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.

A photo of the product is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Chocolate_Brownie_Bar.jpg

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600