Ottawa, March 29, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and TWI Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to almonds or milk not to consume the Crispy by TWI Foods cookies described below. The affected products contain almonds and/or milk which are not declared on the label.
All codes of the following Crispy by TWI Foods cookies are affected by this alert:
|Pistachio Cookies||6 27265 00601 3||400 g||Almonds, Milk|
|Almond Cookies||6 27265 00120 9||400 g||Milk|
|Coconut Cookies||6 27265 00121 6||400 g||Milk|
|Almond Cake Rusk||6 27265 00217 6||750 g||Milk|
These products have been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Consumption of these cookies may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to almonds or milk.
The manufacturer, TWI Foods Inc., Mississauga, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information consumers and industry can call the 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).
For information on milk and tree nuts, two of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.
To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.
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