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Allergy Alert - Undeclared milk in certain SUNSTART brand cookies

Recall / advisory date:
April 5, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Milk
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Canadian Natural & Specialty Brands
Extent of the distribution:
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Advisory details

Ottawa, April 5, 2012 - The public warning issued on March 30, 2012 has been expanded to include additional product information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Natural & Specialty Brands are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Sunstart Brand cookies described below. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

All codes of the following Sunstart brand cookies, sold in 198 g packages, are affected by this alert:

Chocolate Chip Cookies 8 77099 00002 6
Chocolate & Orange Cookies 8 77099 00005 7

These products have been distributed nationally.

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

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

Canadian Natural & Specialty Brands, Gormley, ON, 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 one of the following numbers:

Canadian Natural & Specialty Brands at 905-888-5008 or by email:; or

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 milk, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

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