Simply Lite brand Dark Chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Starting date:
January 3, 2014
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Allergen - Milk
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Leese Enterprises International Inc.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 3, 2014 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Leese Enterprises International Inc. are warning people with allergy to milk not to consume certain Simply Lite brand Dark Chocolate described below. The affected product contains milk protein which is not declared on the label.

The following product has been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and may have been further distributed in other provinces.

What you should do

If you have allergy to milk, do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.


This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The 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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Simply Lite 50% Cacao Low Carb Sugar Free Dark Chocolate 85 g Best by 01 18 2015A 0 00790 20012 3


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For more information

Leese Enterprises International Inc.: 416 781 8404

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