Ben Tre brand Coconut Candy recalled due to undeclared peanuts

Starting date:
May 30, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Subcategory:
Allergen - Peanut
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Uncle T Food Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8899

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 30, 2014 - Uncle T Food Ltd. is recalling Ben Tre brand Coconut Candy from the marketplace because it contains peanuts which are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanuts should not consume the recalled product 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 peanuts do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Who is affected

There has been one reported reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. 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
Ben Tre Coconut Candy 400 g All codes where peanuts are not declared on the label. 8 934866 700014

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