Sunday, December 7, 2008

Allergy Alert: Chocolate Bars Recalled In Canada

December 7, 2008

Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, a national Canadian drug store chain, has recalled two varieties of Life brand Dark Chocolate Bars due to the possible presence of undeclared milk in the chocolate, according to an announcement by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The imported chocolate bars were sold across Canada in Pharmaprix and Shoppers Drug Mart stores. All lot codes of the following two varieties of 100-gram chocolate bars have been recalled:

  • Life brand Premium Swiss Dark Chocolate with Orange (UPC 0 57800 16450 0)
  • Life brand Premium Swiss Dark Chocolate 72% Cocoa (UPC 0 57800 16449 4)

No illnesses have been reported, but individuals who are allergic to milk proteins may experience a severe reaction after eating these products. Consumers who are concerned about the possible presence of milk in the chocolate bars should either discard them or return them to the store for a refund.

This recall comes just two days after CFIA alerted consumers to the presence of undeclared milk in SunRidge Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds. Both recalls involve imported products, raising the question as to whether both SunRidge and Life were made using chocolate from the same manufacturer. If so, there may be more recalls to come.

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