Food Allergen Alert: Stop Consuming Certain Chocolate Pie Without Proper Label

Issue Date 7.8.2012
Source of Information

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Food Product

Chocolate Pie

Product Name and Description

Product name: Lotte brand Choco Pie
Distributor: Smart Year Limited
Net weight: 280 grammes
Product bar code number: UPC 8 801062 168255

Reason For Issuing Alert

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) learned from an announcement of the CFIA that the concerned product contained an allergen, almond, which was not declared in its food label.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS was informed that the distributor concerned had initiated its own product recall from its retailers and set up a hotline at 2422 1728 during office hours to answer consumers' enquiries about recall arrangements.

The CFS has alerted the trade and will conduct checks at retail outlets to see if the product is available for sale and will take necessary follow-up actions.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the concerned products

Advice to Consumers

Those who are allergic to almond may develop symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea and rash, upon consumption of food containing this substance. In severe cases, a person may develop anaphylactic shock.

Consumers who had bought the concerned product and are allergic to almond should stop consuming the product irrespective of batches.

Those who feel unwell after consumption should seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Website of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department