Friday, December 5, 2008

Allergy Alert: SunRidge Farms Dark Chocolate Almonds

December 5, 2008

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has alerted consumers to the presence of undeclared milk in SunRidge Farms Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds. All lot codes are affected.

The chocolate-covered nuts were imported from the United States by DMR Food Corporation (Vaughan, ON), and sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec and the Atlantic provinces, and may have been distributed nationally. The nuts are packaged in 205-gram packages bearing UPC 6 28997 06960 4.

Individuals who are allergic to milk proteins may experience a severe – possibly life-threatening – allergic reaction after consuming a food that contains milk. While there have been no illnesses reported, anyone who is concerned about the presence of milk in these nuts should either discard the product or return it to the store for a refund.

This recall has been announced only in Canada so far. But the chocolate-covered almonds were processed and packaged in the United States. US consumers who are allergic to milk, therefore, should also be on the alert for this item, which would probably be offered in 8-ounce bags.

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