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Expanded Allergy Alert - Undeclared Milk in Certain RED SQUARE brand ENERGY COOKIES

Recall / advisory date:
May 9, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Milk
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Perestroika Products Ltd.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

The public warning issued on March 14, 2012 has been expanded to include additional products.

Ottawa, May 9, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Perestroika Products Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Red Square brand Energy Cookies described below. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

The following Red Square brand cookies are affected by this alert:

Product NameSizeCodeUPC
Real Deal Energy Cookie
Oatmeal, Flax & Raisin
650 g 01020.12
7 75461 76104 2
Energy Cookie High Fiber
650 g 32220.11
7 75461 76107 3

These products have been distributed through London Drugs stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

There has been one reported allergic reaction 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, Perestroika Products Ltd., Burnaby, British Columbia, 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 the CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 / TTY 1 800 465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. time, Monday to Friday).

For information on milk, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

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