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Updated Allergy Alert - Undeclared almonds in DORGEL and FARMBOY® products

Recall / advisory date:
October 16, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Tree Nut
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Rich Products of Canada Ltd.
Extent of the distribution:

Advisory details


The following allergy alert was issued to the media on October 16, 2012 on behalf of Rich Products of Canada, Limited.


Fort Erie, Ontario, October 16, 2012 - Rich Products of Canada, Limited of Fort Erie, Ontario, is warning consumers not to consume the Dorgel and Farmboy® products described below because they contain ALMONDS which are not declared on the label.

The affected Dorgel products are described below and are distributed to food retailers across Ontario. The affected Farmboy® 700 ml Hazelnut Gelato product listed below includes all "best before" dates prior to November 30, 2012, and is distributed to food retailers across Ontario.

Name of ProductBrandSizeBest Before DateUPC
Hazelnut Gelato Dorgel 1.65L All Dates 6989218073
Bacio Chocolate Gelato Dorgel 1.65L All Dates 6989218076
Bacio Tartufo (4PK) Dorgel 125ml x 4 All Dates 6989217736
Bacio Tartufo (30PK) Dorgel 125ml x 30 All Dates 6989217769
Farmboy® 700 ml Hazelnut Gelato Farmboy® 700 ml All dates prior to 2012 11 30 0891200202

The affected products may cause serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to ALMONDS.

There have been no reported illnesses or complaints associated with the consumption of these products.

The manufacturer, Rich Products of Canada, Limited, Fort Erie, Ontario is voluntarily recalling them from the market and the CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of that recall.

For more information, consumers and industry may call the following numbers:

Rich Products of Canada, Limited: Consumers with questions may contact the Helpline at (800) 263-8174 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST. Voice mail is available after hours.

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).


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