CFIA warns of undeclared peanuts in some Raw Organic Food Bars

CFIA warns of undeclared peanuts in some Raw Organic Food Bars

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the Raw Organic Food Bars. The affected products may contain peanuts, which are not declared on the label.

The public warning issued on April 16, 2011 has been expanded to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the Raw Organic Food Bars described below. The affected products may contain peanuts, which are not declared on the label.

The following Raw Organic Food Bars are affected by this alert:

Product             Format            UPC  Lot code                              Expiration Date

Chocolately          50 g             8 73521 00521 8   1062810        28-JUN-11

Chocolate Chip                         3062810                                      28-JUN-11

                                                 1072810                                      28-JUL-11

                                                 1102010                                      20-OCT-11

Chocolate Coconut     50 g       8 73521 00531 7   5071210        12-JUL-11

                                                 4072810                                      28-JUL-11

                                                 3081710                                      17-AUG-11

                                                 2092010                                      20-SEP-11

                                                 4102010                                      20-OCT-11

Cinnamon Raisin       50 g        8 73521 00511 9   2062410         24-JUN-11

                                                 2070910                                       09-JUL-11

                                                 2083110                                       31-AUG-11

Fiber Chocolate        50 g         8 73521 00541 6   5062810         28-JUN-11

Delite                                         6072110                                      21-JUL-11

                                                 1092010                                       20-SEP-11

These products are known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec and Ontario, and may be distributed nationally.

There have been no reported allergic reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanuts.

The importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the market. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

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) (8: Monday to Friday).

For information on peanuts, one 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.

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