Purity brand Chocolate Kisses and Butterscotch Kisses recalled due to undeclared wheat

Starting date:
November 1, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Subcategory:
Allergen - Gluten, Allergen - Wheat
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Purity Factories Ltd.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
9415

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 1, 2014 - Purity Factories Ltd. is recalling Purity brand Chocolate Kisses and Butterscotch Kisses from the marketplace because they contain wheat which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to wheat or sensitivity to gluten 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 wheat or sensitivity to gluten, 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 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.

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
Purity Chocolate Kisses 170 g All codes where wheat is not declared on the label 0 57858 08061 6
Purity Butterscotch Kisses 170 g All codes where wheat is not declared on the label 0 57858 08044 9

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