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CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Almonds in Certain PC Brand Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2012) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) are warning people with allergies to almonds not to consume the PC brand Milk Chocolate covered Raisins described below because the affected product may contain almonds which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, President's Choice (PC) brand Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins, is sold in 908 g packages (Club Pack), bearing UPC 0 60383 98203 4 and Best Before date 2013 JL 15.

This product has been distributed nationally.

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

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to almonds.

Loblaw Companies Limited is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Loblaw Customer Relations at 1-888-495-5111 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca;

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 tree nuts, one of the nine most 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.

A photo of the product is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/raisins1113.jpg.jpg

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Public Relations Department,
Loblaw Companies Limited
pr@loblaw.ca
(905) 459-2500


CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

 

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