UNDECLARED PEANUTS IN CERTAIN GIOIA AND NUTKAO BRANDS OF NUT SPREADS FROM ITALY
A public warning issued on November 6, 2009 has been expanded to include additional products.
Gioia and Nutkao brands of nut spreads imported from Italy may contain peanuts which are not declared on the label.
The following products manufactured by Nutkao srl, Italy are affected by this alert:
Gioia Hazelnut Chocolate Spread 400 g
UPC 7 79921 15015 5 Lot Code Beginning 09/11/2010
Nutkao Fantasia di Cacao – crema bicolore 200 g
UPC 8 008245 000696 All Lots
Nutkao Gran Cremeria 350 g
UPC 8 008245 001013 All Lots
Nutkao Snack 32 g x 3
UPC 8 008245 002003 All Lots
Products are known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, and may have been distributed nationally.
Although allergic reactions have been reported in Europe, there have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.
For more information call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
For information on peanuts, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/peaarae.shtml
For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit www.inspection.gc.ca.