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Allergy Alert - Undeclared milk in certain Canadian Hazelnut brand dark chocolate products

Recall / advisory date:
February 9, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Milk
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Canadian Hazelnut Inc.
British Columbia
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Advisory details

Ottawa, February 9, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Hazelnut Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Canadian Hazelnut brand chocolate products described below. The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the labels.

The following Canadian Hazelnut brand products are affected by this alert:

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Bark 100 g 0 59681 70002 5
Hazelnut Chocolate Butter 227 g 0 59681 60001 5
Hazelnut Chocolate Butter 16 oz None
Dark Chocolate Fruit and Hazelnut Bark 100 g 0 59681 70002 7
Dark Chocolate Cranberry Hazelnut Bark 100 g 0 59681 70002 9
Dipped Dark Chocolate Hazelnut 62 g 0 59681 70001 3
Dipped Dark Chocolate Hazelnut 124 g 0 59681 70001 5

The affected products contain no lot codes.

These products were sold from the retail outlet located at Canadian Hazelnut Inc. at 6682 No. 7 Highway, Agassiz, British Columbia.

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.

The manufacturer, Canadian Hazelnut Inc., Agassiz, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Canadian Hazelnut at 604-796-2136; or

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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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