Cape Cod Cranberry Candy and Harvest Sweets brand Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate & Yogurt Covered Cranberries recalled due to undeclared almonds

Starting date:
January 20, 2016
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Subcategory:
Allergen - Tree Nut
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
TJX Canada
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
10340

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 20, 2016 - Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls Canada is recalling Cape Cod Cranberry Candy and Harvest Sweets brand Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate & Yogurt Covered Cranberries from the marketplace because they contain almonds which are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to almonds should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you have an allergy to almonds, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Who is affected

There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Cape Cod Cranberry Candy Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate & Yogurt Covered Cranberries 5 oz (140 g) 5230-1 6 12681 10259 3
Harvest Sweets Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate & Yogurt Covered Cranberries 5 oz (140 g) 5230-1 6 12681 44259 0

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

Winners Customer Service: 1-800-646-9466 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm ET) or www.winners.ca

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