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Allergy Alert-Undeclared Peanut Protein in Certain Misbis Brand Chocolate
AUGUST 1, 2006 - 23:36 ET
CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Peanut Protein in Certain Misbis Brand Chocolate and Confectionery Products from Turkey
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 1, 2006) -
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume Misbis brand chocolate and confectionery products described below. The affected products may contain peanut protein which is not declared on the label.
All codes and lots of the following Misbis products are affected by this alert:
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These products imported from Turkey have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario.
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 peanut protein.
The importer 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 peanut, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml."]www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.[/url]
For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca."]www.inspection.gc.ca.[/url]
[This message has been edited by 2BusyBoys (edited August 03, 2006).]