Food Allergy Recalls

March 15, 2006 at 5:47 pm (Allergy News!, Products)

3 ALLERGY ALERTS Including UNDECLARED PEANUT PROTEIN IN NESTLE COFFEE CRISP WAFER BAR SOLD IN PEANUT FREE ASSORTED SNACK SIZE PACKAGES

ALLERGY ALERT – UNDECLARED PEANUT PROTEIN IN NESTLE COFFEE CRISP WAFER BAR SOLD IN PEANUT FREE ASSORTED SNACK SIZE PACKAGES
OTTAWA, February 25, 2006 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Nestle Canada Inc. are warning people with allergies to peanut protein not to consume the Nestle Coffee Crisp Wafer Bar described below. The affected product may contain peanut protein which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Nestle Coffee Crisp Wafer Bar, is sold as a snack size bar stamped with a code beginning with 5180 followed by a series of number and letters.

These bars are known to have been sold in a 247g ” Nestle Fav*rites” package of assorted peanut free snack size bars bearing UPC 0 59800 20958 8 and best before date 2006AL29. These individual coffee crisp bars may have also been sold as part of other snack size bar packages. Consumers are advised to check the individual Coffee Crisp bars to verify if they have the affected code 5180XXXX .

The affected product has been distributed nationally. There has been one reported reaction associated with this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanut protein.

Nestle Canada Inc., North York, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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:
Nestle Consumer Services at 1-800-387- 4636
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 peanut, 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.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at http://www.inspection.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

Nestle Media Line
1- 416-218-2688

Garfield Balsom (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
(613) 760 – 4232

Linda Leblanc (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
(613) 760-4112

While we’re on the topic of Nestle, does anyone know if they have reformed their unethical babyfood sales practices in Latin America?

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just type the phrase “boycott Nestle” into any search engine, then let me know what you find.  It’s disturbing.

(Particularly for those of us who are grateful for safe chocolates!!!!)

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