Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chocolate chip cookie alert in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Thrifty Foods are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume chocolate chip cookies sold at Thrifty Foods Broadmead in Victoria, British Columbia. 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 labeled as Chocolate Chip Cookies. The cookies were sold in 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," CFIA said in a press release Monday. "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: 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).

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