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Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Bella Tavola brand pastas recalled due to undeclared milk

Recall date:
November 11, 2013
Reason for recall:
Allergen - Milk
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Loblaw Companies Limited
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, November 11, 2013 - The Food Recall Warning issued on November 8, 2013 has been updated to include additional codes. This additional information was identified during a food safety investigation.

Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is recalling Bella Tavola brand pastas from the marketplace because they contain milk which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Bella Tavola Meat Tortellini 454 g Best Before: all dates 0 60383 98833 3 Sold nationally at Loblaw banner stores
Bella Tavola Meat Ravioli 454 g Best Before: all dates 0 60383 98832 6 Sold nationally at Loblaw banner stores

What you should do

If you have an allergy to milk, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.


This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw are conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Public Relations, Loblaw Companies Limited:

Customer Relations, Loblaw Companies Limited: 1-888-495-5111 or

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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