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Allergy Alert - Undeclared peanuts in certain PINE NUTS and PINE NUT-CONTAINING PRODUCTS

Recall / advisory date:
August 9, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Peanut
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Westpoint Distributors Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7330

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 9, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the pine nut products described below. The affected products contain peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The following products, bearing a lot code from 01012012 to 07082012 (DDMMYYYY) or 0112001 to 0812220 (MMYYDDD) are affected by this alert:

BrandProductSizeUPC
Blush Lane Organic Market Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Capers Community Market / Whole Foods Market Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Capers Community Market / Whole Foods Market Organic Pine Nuts 200 g 7 78659 93132 6
Capers Community Market / Whole Foods Market Organic Pine Nuts 5 kg 7 78659 93135 7
Capers Community Market / Whole Foods Market Organic Pine Nuts 10 kg 7 78659 93136 4
Charlie Brown's Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Charlie Brown's Organic Pine Nuts 200 g 7 78659 93132 6
Dad's Organic Market Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Down to Earth
Health Shop
Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Down to Earth
Health Shop
Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 100 g 7 78659 93761 8
Healthyway Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Healthyway Organic Pine Nuts 5 kg 7 78659 93135 7
Homesteader Health Organic Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Isabel Creek Store Natural Foods Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Lifeforce Health Food Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Lifeforce Health Food Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 100 g 7 78659 93761 8
Maria's Health Foods Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Nature's Finest Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Nature's Finest Gourmet Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Parsley, Sage & Thyme Health Store Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Planet Organic Market Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Planet Organic Market Organic Pine Nuts 200 g 7 78659 93132 6
Planet Organic Market Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 100 g 7 78659 93761 8
Planet Organic Market Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 200 g 7 78659 93762 5
The Organic Grocer Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Valley Natural Health Products Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts 100 g 7 78659 93131 9
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts 200 g 7 78659 93132 6
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts 400 g 7 78659 93133 3
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts 2 kg 7 78659 93134 0
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts 5 kg 7 78659 93135 7
Westpoint Naturals Organic Pine Nuts 10 kg 7 78659 93136 4
Westpoint Naturals Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 100 g 7 78659 93761 8
Westpoint Naturals Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 200 g 7 78659 93762 5
Westpoint Naturals Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 400 g 7 78659 93763 2
Westpoint Naturals Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 2 kg 7 78659 93764 9
Westpoint Naturals Organic Winter Fruit & Nut Mix 5 kg 7 78659 93765 6

These products have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanuts.

The importer/packer, Westpoint Distributors Ltd., Vancouver, BC, 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 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.

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