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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:57 am 
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CFIA-Allergy Alert - Undeclared Peanuts in Certain Chocolate Chip Cookies Produced and Sold at Thrifty Foods Broadmead (Victoria, BC)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 27, 2010) -

Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/r ... aude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Thrifty Foods are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the chocolate chip cookies described below. The affected product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected product is in-store baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies incorrectly labelled as Chocolate Chip Cookies. The cookies were sold in 500 g packages bearing UPC 0 74147 66187 5 and a Best Before date of 29 DE, 10 (December 29, 2010).

This product was sold at Thrifty Foods Broadmead, 777 Royal Oak Dr., Victoria, British Columbia.

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 peanuts.

The manufacturer, Thrifty Foods Broadmead, Victoria, BC, 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:

Thrifty Foods Customer Service at 250-544-1234 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday to Friday); or

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 peanuts, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fss ... erge.shtml.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp ... pp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Pictures of the product are available at: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cookies004.pdf

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:48 pm 
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Yikes! That's a bad one. Although most peanut allergic people wouldn't eat the choc chip ones anyway as they are likely a may contain. . . .

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:59 pm 
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My view is to avoid in-store bakery goods.
Labels on those are too dodgy.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:10 am 
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Do you get the feeling that those we are preaching to the choir and those who need these recalls are the ones who don't check allergy sites?

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:07 pm 
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Yes! Wonder what can be done about that?

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