Peanut recall on Nestle Penut free favourites

Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2006 - 9:13pm
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Hello:

I just got this alert CFIA just thought I would pass it along ASAP. Anybody have more information, on how this could happen in a product labelled peanut free?

ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED PEANUT PROTEIN IN NESTLE COFFEE CRISP WAFER
BAR SOLD IN PEANUT FREE ASSORTED SNACK SIZE PACKAGES

OTTAWA, February 25, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
and Nestle Canada Inc. are warning people with allergies to peanut
protein not to consume the Nestle Coffee Crisp Wafer Bar described below.
The affected product may contain peanut protein which is not declared
on the label.

The affected product, Nestle Coffee Crisp Wafer Bar, is sold as a snack
size bar stamped with a code beginning with 5180 followed by a series
of number and letters.

These bars are known to have been sold in a 247g " Nestle Fav*rites"
package of assorted peanut free snack size bars bearing UPC 0 59800 20958
8 and best before date 2006AL29. These individual coffee crisp bars
may have also been sold as part of other snack size bar packages.
Consumers are advised to check the individual Coffee Crisp bars to verify if
they have the affected code 5180XXXX .

The affected product has been distributed nationally. There has been
one reported reaction associated with this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening
reaction in persons with allergies to peanut protein.

Nestle Canada Inc., North York, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the
affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the
effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the
following numbers:
Nestle Consumer Services at 1-800-387- 4636
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]

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Media enquiries:

Nestle Media Line
1- 416-218-2688

Garfield Balsom (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
(613) 760 - 4232

Linda Leblanc (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
(613) 760-4112

Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2006 - 10:12pm
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Thanks for the heads up, I live in the USA and my neighbors bring candy back for us from Canada.

Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2006 - 10:56pm
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wow, my gf sends us candy all the time from Canada. Last time she sent us valentines of kit kats and aero bars though.

Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 12:25am
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Just thought you would all like to know - I think I know the child that had a reaction. (I mean *know* her mom on-line.) She is fine.
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This is the first recall that really scares me. I'd really like to know HOW.

Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 12:40am
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AnnaMarie, I agree. When I read this recall this morning I felt a little sick. I mean it is a product that is labeled peanut free. If we can't trust those products which ones can we trust? I'd also like to know 'how'?

Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 1:10am
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Wow. Maybe Nestle could tell us "how"?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 1:13am
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The only thing I can think of is that they do make "Coffee Crisp beans" and "Coffee Crisp hearts" in a facility that does use peanuts. So could some of these products been distributed in the wrong package? No idea though.
Maybe someone can call Nestle for further details.
[This message has been edited by erik (edited February 25, 2006).]

Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 3:01am
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I just checked there web-site. I wasn't surprised that there is no statement on it about the recall. Since it is the weekend - I will check again on Monday although, honestly, I don't expect to see one then either.

Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 4:29am
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I read about this reaction on another website and hoped it wasn't the coffee crisp! Scary
I would also like to know how it could happen.
Ali

Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 8:53am
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it sounds like the treat sized Coffee Crisp? I thought their "peanut free" products were manufactured at a different facility - so I'm curious to know how this happened too. And, darn it all anyway, I KNOW I put these in my son's safe snack box a school, so I'm going to have to go through it Monday morning.
Edited to add: I sent Nestle an email, asking for more info on how this happened - I will post their answer if I get a reply.
[This message has been edited by happycat (edited February 25, 2006).]

Posted on: Sat, 02/25/2006 - 2:11pm
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That is the question...how did that happpen! Thanks for the info. I signed up for the email alerts.
Gail

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