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Updated Allergy Alert - Undeclared milk in Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated Cranberries, Hazelnuts and Almonds

Recall / advisory date:
October 29, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Milk
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
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Advisory details

Ottawa, October 29, 2012 - The public warning issued on October 26, 2012 has been updated to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated products described below. The affected products may contain milk which is not declared on the label.

These products were distributed in Quebec and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these product.

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

The importer, Aliments Altra Foods Inc., Anjou, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Crown Bitter Chocolate Coated Cranberries 160 g Best Before date 07/07/13 8 43167 07285 1
Crown Bitter Chocolate Coated Hazelnuts 160 g Best Before date 07/07/13 8 43167 07287 5
Crown Bitter Chocolate Coated Almonds 160 g Best Before date 07/07/13 8 43167 07288 2

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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