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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:36 am 
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ALLERGY ALERT - UNDECLARED TREE NUTS IN SUPER SURPRISE CANDY BAGS

OTTAWA, July 5, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and G. Woudenberg Wholesale Ltd. are warning people with allergies to tree nuts not to consume the contents of the super surprise candy bags described below. The affected chocolate products included in the bags may contain tree nuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected super surprise candy products are packaged in white paper or plastic bags bearing the distributor name G. Woudenberg Wholesale Ltd., Dundas, Ont. The affected super surprise candy bags may contain various brands of unlabelled chocolate bars which are wrapped only in foil without any ingredient listing.

These unlabelled chocolate bars are not associated with any recalls or recent advisories involving chocolate products due to potential Salmonella contamination.

These affected bags have been distributed in the Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington and Niagara areas in Ontario.

There has been no confirmed allergic reaction associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to tree nuts.

The distributor, G. Woudenberg Wholesales Ltd, Dundas, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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 Tree Nuts, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labet ... erge.shtml.

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

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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response
613-760-4232

Julie Lacoursière (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response
613-760-4044

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:21 am 
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The affected chocolate products included in the bags may contain tree nuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected super surprise candy products are packaged in white paper
or plastic bags bearing the distributor name G. Woudenberg Wholesale
Ltd., Dundas, Ont. The affected super surprise candy bags may contain
various brands of unlabelled chocolate bars which are wrapped only in
foil without any ingredient listing.


I can understand a company being recalled because of a cross contaminarion or because a supplier didn't disclose some may contain but to place chocolates (unlabeled) in a surprise bag and not provide adequate labelling...that just makes me think aren't aware of the rules or don't care.
It makes me think of the Monty Python sketch, Crunchy Frog.
http://orangecow.org/pythonet/sketches/crunchy.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:25 pm 
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OMG that's funny!!!

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Milton: (insulted) Mock frog? We use no artificial preservatives or additives of any kind!


Thank you for the laugh, Susan!!!

K.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:02 am 
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It makes me think of the Monty Python sketch, Crunchy Frog.
http://orangecow.org/pythonet/sketches/crunchy.htm


A classic! You can also watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy6uLfermPU

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One of my all time favourite obvious answers "Milton: If we took the bones out it wouldn't be crunchy would it? "

Storm-Thanks for a better link, my sound card isn't working right now.

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