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CFIA/Updated Allergy Alert: Undeclared Milk in Crown Brand Bitter Chocolate Coated Cranberries, Hazelnuts and Almonds

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 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.

The following Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated products are affected by this alert.



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Product Size UPC Best Before date
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Bitter Chocolate Coated 160 g 8 43167 07285 1 07/07/13
Cranberries
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Bitter Chocolate Coated 160 g 8 43167 07287 5 07/07/13
Hazelnuts
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Bitter Chocolate Coated 160 g 8 43167 07288 2 07/07/13
Almonds
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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 products.

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.

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.

Photos of the product are available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/CFIA121029.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Media Relations
613-773-6600

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