December 8, 2008

Canada issues chocolate products warning

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people allergic to milk not to consume several brands of chocolate products due to a labeling error.

The CFIA said its warning includes SunRidge Farms-brand Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds, various Duhaime Chocolate-brand spreads and two varieties of Life-brand Dark Chocolate Bars. Those products, the CFIA said, contain milk that is not declared on the label.

The imported SunRidge Farms-brand chocolate almonds were sold in packages bearing UPC 6 28997 06960 4 and might have been distributed nationally.

The Duhaime-brand spreads were distributed in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.

The Life brand Premium Swiss Dark Chocolate with Orange and Premium Swiss Dark Chocolate with 72 percent Coca bear UPI 0 57800 16450 0 and UPC 0 57800 16449 4 and were distributed nationally through Shopper Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores.

The CFIA said consumption of the products might cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in people allergic to milk protein.

Consumers with questions can contact the federal agency at 800-442-2342.