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CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Egg & Wheat in Various Newfoundland Chocolate Company Brand Chocolates

Jan 23 2013 12:00AM

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/13 -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Newfoundland Chocolate Company are warning people with allergies to egg or wheat not to consume the Newfoundland Chocolate Company brand chocolates described below. The affected products contain egg and wheat which are not declared on the label.

All Best Before codes and all sizes of the following Newfoundland Chocolate Company brand chocolate products, where egg and wheat are not declared on the label, are affected:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Product----------------------------------------------------------------------------Smiling Land SeriesGourmet chocolates featuring Newfoundland wildberries----------------------------------------------------------------------------Rum Runners & Rogues SeriesGourmet chocolates featuring Newfoundland spirits and liqueurs----------------------------------------------------------------------------Lighthouse SeriesGourmet dark chocolates----------------------------------------------------------------------------Quiet Cove SeriesGourmet milk chocolates----------------------------------------------------------------------------Jigs n' Reels SeriesGourmet milk, dark and white chocolates----------------------------------------------------------------------------



These products have been distributed in the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, and may have been distributed nationally.

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

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

The manufacturer, Newfoundland Chocolate Company, St. John's, NL 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 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.



Contacts:
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600





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