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Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Purity brand Chocolate Kisses and Butterscotch Kisses recalled due to undeclared wheat

Recall date:
November 1, 2014
Reason for recall:
Allergen - Gluten, Allergen - Wheat
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Purity Factories Ltd.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9415

Recall details

Ottawa, November 1, 2014 - Purity Factories Ltd. is recalling Purity brand Chocolate Kisses and Butterscotch Kisses from the marketplace because they contain wheat which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to wheat or sensitivity to gluten should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Purity Chocolate Kisses 170 g All codes where wheat is not declared on the label 0 57858 08061 6
Purity Butterscotch Kisses 170 g All codes where wheat is not declared on the label 0 57858 08044 9

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The 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.

Illnesses

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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