Canadian Recall: Undeclared almonds in Armella brand Hazelnut Cocoa Spread

Starting date:
September 25, 2013

Type of communication:
Recall

Alert sub-type:
Allergy Alert

Subcategory:
Allergen - Tree Nut

Hazard classification:
Class 1

Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recalling firm:
Dollarama Inc.

Distribution:
National

Extent of the product distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 25, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Dollarama Inc. are warning people with allergies to almonds not to consume the Armella brand Hazelnut Cocoa Spread described below. The affected product may contain almonds which are not declared on the label.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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

The importer, Dollarama Inc., Montreal, QC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All batch numbers and best before dates of the following product, imported from Turkey, are affected by this alert:Armella (Brand) Hazelnut - Cocoa Spread (Common Name) 350 g (size) 0 65756 10170 8 (UPC)