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Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Zing brand snack bars recalled due to undeclared milk

Recall date:
March 20, 2014
Reason for recall:
Allergen - Milk
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Horizon Distributors Ltd., Karma Nutritionals, Purity Life Health Products
Reference number:
8715, 8716, 8717

Recall details

Ottawa, March 20, 2014 - Industry is recalling Zing brand snack bars 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.

The following products have been sold nationally.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Zing Cashew Cranberry Orange 50 g B. B. 19SEP14 8 55531 00203 6
Zing Chocolate Coconut 50 g B. B. 29OCT14 and 23SEP14 8 55531 00205 0
Zing Dark Chocolate Hazelnut 50 g B. B. 29OCT14 and 23AUG14 8 55531 00216 6

What you should do

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


This recall was triggered by a trade complaint. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is 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 have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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