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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:41 am 
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ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED MILK PROTEIN IN CERTAIN LAURA SECORD BRAND 70% COCOA DARK CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS

OTTAWA, March 14, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Laura Secord are warning people with allergies to milk protein not to consume certain Laura Secord brand 70% Cocoa dark chocolate products described below. The affected products may contain milk protein that is not declared on the label.

All codes of the following three Laura Secord brand 70% cocoa dark chocolate products are affected by this alert.

1. 70% Cocoa - extreme dark chocolate eggs sold in 160g packages bearing UPC 0 67300 81222 1.
2. Sweet Therapy, extreme chocolate - 70% cocoa mini bars sold in 100g packages bearing UPC 0 67300 87332 1.
3. Extreme dark - 70% cocoa bars sold in 50 g size bearing UPC
0 67300 87104 4.

These products were distributed nationally.

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 protein.

The distributor, Laura Secord, Mississauga, 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:

Saskia Brussard, Porter Novelli, 416-422-7176.

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 milk protein, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labet ... erge.shtml.

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