Hehas issued a Warning for some dark chocolate products due to undeclared milk, an allergen that can cause a serious reaction.
An initial recall of dark chocolate products bybrand was announced last month, but to a warning due to additional information, the CFIA said.
The agency sometimes issueson “high risk” and allergen withdrawals while investigations continue. The recall was prompted by the test results.
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“The affected products are being recalled because they may contain milk that is not declared on the label,” the CFIA said.
So far, six products have been recalled in Ontario, but the CFIA said it was conducting a food safety investigation that could lead to more recalls.
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Canadians who brought in the affected candy are told not to consume it if they are allergic or sensitive to milk, as this can cause “a serious or life-threatening reaction.”
The chocolates must be thrown away or returned, the CFIA said.
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So far, no reactions have been reported.
Milk is considered aby Health Canada.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include itchy skin, coughing, wheezing, nausea and dizziness, according to Health Canada.
In the most severe cases, people may experience difficulty breathing, a drop in blood pressure, or shock that can lead to unconsciousness and even death.
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