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Updated Allergy Alert - Undeclared almonds in DORGEL and FARMBOY® products

Recall / advisory date:
October 19, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Tree Nut
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Rich Products of Canada Ltd.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, National, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:

Advisory details


The following allergy alert was issued to the media on October 19, 2012 on behalf of Rich Products of Canada, Limited.


Fort Erie, Ontario, October 19, 2012 - The allergy alert issued on October 16, 2012 has been updated to correct the affected dates / lot codes of the products and to include expanded distribution.

Rich Products of Canada, Limited of Fort Erie, Ontario, is warning consumers not to consume the Dorgel and Farmboy® products described below because they contain ALMONDS which are not declared on the label.

The affected Dorgel products are described below and are distributed to food retailers in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia, however, they may have been distributed in other provinces across Canada. The affected Farmboy® 700 ml Hazelnut Gelato product listed below has "best before" date of November 29, 2012, and is distributed to food retailers in Ontario, Canada.

Name of ProductBrandSizeAffected Dates/LotsUPC
Hazelnut Gelato Dorgel 1.65L 11281, 11294,
11306, 11348,
12055, 12069,
12104, 12118,
12123, 12129,
12158, 12159
Bacio Chocolate Gelato Dorgel 1.65L 11286, 11307,
11308, 11329,
11347, 12053,
12061, 12102,
12124, 12132,
12138, 12146,
12154, 12223
Bacio Tartufo (4PK) Dorgel 125ml x 4 11322, 11347,
12061, 12132,
Bacio Tartufo (30PK) Dorgel 125ml x 30 11322, 11347,
12061, 12132
Farmboy® 700 ml Hazelnut Gelato Farmboy® 700 ml Best Before
2012 11 29

The affected products may cause serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to ALMONDS.

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

The manufacturer, Rich Products of Canada, Limited, Fort Erie, Ontario is voluntarily recalling them from the market and the CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of that recall.

For more information, consumers and industry may call the following numbers:

Rich Products of Canada, Limited: Consumers with questions may contact the Helpline at 800-263-8174 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST. Voice mail is available after hours.

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).


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