Allergy warning issued over chocolate bars

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chocolateThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to peanut or almond proteins not to consume certain Café Tasse Noir Praliné chocolate bars.

The agency warns some of the chocolate bars may contain peanut and almond proteins that are not declared on the label.

The importer is voluntarily recalling the affected product from stores, the agency said Friday.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the product, it added.

Café Tasse Noir Praliné, a product of Belgium, is sold as a 45-gram bar bearing UPC 5 400219 505306.

Only the lot code L05201329; ED: 30/05/07 is affected by the alert, the agency said.

This product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec, but may have been distributed nationally. It is also sold through the internet.

If consumed, the product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanut or almond proteins.

The warning comes after a recall earlier this month of several Hershey chocolate products sold at the company's factory store in Smiths Falls, Ont., over fears the chocolates may have been tainted with salmonella.

source - CBC