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(Canada) Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Armella Hazelnut-Cocoa Spread

Allergy Alert - Undeclared almonds in Armella brand Hazelnut – Cocoa Spread
Recall / advisory date:September 25, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Tree Nut
Hazard classification:Class 1
Company / Firm Dollarama Inc.
Extent of the distribution:Retail


Ottawa, September 25, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Dollarama Inc. are warning people with allergies to almonds not to consume the Armella brand Hazelnut – Cocoa Spread described below. The affected product may contain almonds which are not declared on the label.

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

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to almonds.

The importer, Dollarama Inc., Montreal, QC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All batch numbers and best before dates of the following product, imported from Turkey, are affected by this alert:


Affected products

Brand NameCommon NameSizeUPC
ArmellaHazelnut - Cocoa Spread350 g0 65756 10170 8


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