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CFIA/Updated Allergy Alert: Undeclared Milk and Hazelnuts in Certain Riverbend Plantation Brand Saskatoon Berry Chocolate Hearts

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/01/13 -- The public warning issued on January 29, 2013 has been updated to include an additional lot number.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Riverbend Plantation Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk or hazelnuts not to consume certain Riverbend Plantation brand Saskatoon Berry Chocolate Hearts described below. The affected products contain milk and hazelnuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected products, Riverbend Plantation brand Saskatoon Berry Chocolate Hearts, are sold in the following packages bearing lot number 211:


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Size                 UPC            
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1 piece              None           
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65 g (4 pieces)      0 56047 01106 6
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130 g (8 pieces)     0 56047 01108 0
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16 pieces (320 g)    None           
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32 pieces (640 g)    None           
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These products have been distributed in Saskatchewan.

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 milk or hazelnuts.

The manufacturer, Riverbend Plantation Inc., Saskatoon, SK, 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 one of the following numbers:

Riverbend Plantation Inc. at 306-382-7036 or by e-mailing [email protected];

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 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.

Contacts:
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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