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Allergy Alert - Undeclared EGG & WHEAT in various NEWFOUNDLAND CHOCOLATE COMPANY brand CHOCOLATES

Recall / advisory date:
January 22, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Egg, Allergen - Wheat
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Distribution:
Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Consumer

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 22, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Newfoundland Chocolate Company are warning people with allergies to egg or wheat not to consume the Newfoundland Chocolate Company brand chocolates described below. The affected products contain egg and wheat which are not declared on the label.

All Best Before codes and all sizes of the following Newfoundland Chocolate Company brand chocolate products, where egg and wheat are not declared on the label, are affected.

These products have been distributed in the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, and may have been distributed nationally.

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 egg or wheat.

The manufacturer, Newfoundland Chocolate Company, St. John's, NL is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name
Newfoundland Chocolate Company Smiling Land Series
Gourmet chocolates featuring Newfoundland wildberries
Newfoundland Chocolate Company Rum Runners & Rogues Series
Gourmet chocolates featuring Newfoundland spirits and liqueurs
Newfoundland Chocolate Company Lighthouse Series
Gourmet dark chocolates
Newfoundland Chocolate Company Quiet Cove Series
Gourmet milk chocolates
Newfoundland Chocolate Company Jigs n' Reels Series
Gourmet milk, dark and white chocolates

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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