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Allergy Alert - Odwalla Chocolate Protein Beverage

Recall / advisory date:
April 5, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Peanut, Allergen - Tree Nut
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Coca Cola Refreshments Canada Company
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7094

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 5, 2012 - The following was issued to the media by Coca Cola Refreshments Canada Company on April 5, 2012.


Dinuba, CA, April 5 - Odwalla, Inc. is recalling in Canada Odwalla Chocolate Protein beverage in 355mL bottles with "enjoy by" dates prior to and including 2012 MA 23 because of reports in the United States from consumers allergic to peanuts or peanuts and tree nuts who experienced severe allergic reactions after consuming this beverage. There have been no reports of adverse reactions in Canada.

Odwalla is commencing a recall in the United States for a similar product sold under the name Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster.

The product being recalled is Odwalla Chocolate Protein beverage in 355mL bottles with "enjoy by" dates prior to and including 2012 MA 23, UPC code 014054135892. The beverage labels carry the brand name “Odwalla” and the descriptors “Chocolate Protein Soy and Milk Protein Shake.” Specific "enjoy by" dates can be found printed on the neck of the bottles. The product is distributed through retail food stores and on-premise foodservice establishments in Canada.

Odwalla Chocolate Protein contains no peanut or tree nut ingredients, and the production facility where it is produced does not make any peanut-containing products. However, Odwalla is recalling the product because consumers allergic to peanuts or peanuts and tree nuts in the US experienced severe allergic reactions.

Odwalla Chocolate Protein contains soy and dairy ingredients, to which some consumers are allergic. However, the presence of soy and dairy ingredients in Odwalla Chocolate Protein is clearly disclosed on the product label by the statement that the product “contains soy and milk protein.” The soy and dairy ingredients are also declared in the ingredients list.

Odwalla Chocolate Protein beverage may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or peanuts and tree nuts. Consumers who are allergic to peanuts or peanuts and tree nuts should not drink Odwalla Chocolate Protein. Consumers having Odwalla Chocolate Protein product with the specified "enjoy by" dates are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact Odwalla by calling 1-800-639-2552.

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For more information, media please contact:
Shannon Denny
Odwalla Inc.
647-637-2574


The importer, Coca Cola Refreshments Canada Company, Toronto, ON, is removing the affected product 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 peanuts and tree nuts, two 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.

More information

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page.

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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