Walmart Canada voluntarily recalls Passion Cookies product, saying it may contain hazelnuts, other tree nuts that aren't declared on label

OTTAWA, Ontario , January 31, 2012 (press release) – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Walmart Canada Corp. are warning people with allergies to tree nuts (hazelnuts) not to consume the Original Gourmet brand Passion Cookies described below. The affected product contains hazelnut and may contain other tree nuts which are not declared on the label.

The Original Gourmet brand Passion Cookies, product of Turkey, is sold in a 0.88 oz (25 g) package bearing Best Before date 11 05 2012 LH 031. The outer metal container bears UPC 6 54954 20349 1, and the inner package bears UPC 6 5494 20117 6 and Best Before date 11 05 2012.

This product has been distributed nationally.

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

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to tree nuts (hazelnut).

Walmart Canada Corp. Mississauga, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 / TTY 1 800 465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8)(8:Monday to Friday).

For information on tree nuts (hazelnut), one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml .

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp .

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca . Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca .

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