Health hazard alert: Undeclared almond in Co-op Gold brand chocolate products
- December 11, 2006 11:49 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
People with allergies to almond protein should not eat Co-op Gold brand Swiss chocolate products, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has warned.
The recalled products, which failed to list almond protein on their labels, were distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories.
The company is recalling the following products:
· Extra Fine Swiss Milk Chocolate, 100 gram, UPC 0 5731613229 1.
· 72 per cent Cocoa Swiss Dark Chocolate, 100 g, UPC 0 5731613228 4.
· Fine Swiss Milk Chocolate With Whole Hazelnuts, 100 g, UPC 0 5731613230 7.
There have been no associated illnesses reported with the consumption of these products.
Consumption of the recalled products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in people with allergies to almond protein.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342/TTY 1-800-465-7735.
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