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Allergy Alert - Undeclared milk in certain Whole Foods Market Dairy Free bakery products

Recall / advisory date:
January 11, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Milk
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Whole Foods Market Canada, Inc.
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Advisory details

Ottawa, January 11, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Whole Foods Market are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Whole Foods Market Dairy Free bakery products, described below. The affected products may contain milk which is not declared on the labels.

All Best Before dates of the following Whole Foods Market Dairy Free bakery products are affected by this recall:

Choc Cup 4 pack 300 g 23122200000
Chocolate Cake 600 g 23131900000
Orange Poppy Cake 300 g 23133600000
Orange Poppy Cup 4 pack 300 g 23622900000

These products have been sold at the following Whole Foods Market locations:

  1. 155 Square One Drive, Mississauga, Ontario
  2. 301 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario
  3. 87 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario

There has been one reported illness 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.

The manufacturer, Whole Foods Market, Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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Media enquiries

Libba Letton
Whole Foods Market

CFIA Media Relations
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