Allergy Alert - Undeclared Milk Protein in Anna's Biscuits and Cookies



    CALGARY, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - Anna's of North America, Calgary Ltd. is warning
people with allergies to milk proteins not to consume certain Anna's Biscuits
and Cookies sold in Canada. The affected products contain milk protein which
is not declared on the label.
    "We take this incident extremely seriously and are voluntarily recalling
all affected products from the marketplace in Canada," said Mike Bannister,
general manager, Anna's of North America. "Our priority is to work with our
suppliers, distributors and retailers to ensure the products are removed
immediately and the general public is informed.
    "We are also working closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to
ensure an effective recall. We apologize for any inconvenience and concern
this may cause consumers."
    The following Anna's Biscuits and Cookies products are affected by this
recall:

    
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    Product Name               Size     UPC                Best before date

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    Anna's Orange Thins -      150 g    0 54358 11826 9    15/05/08 up to and
    Swedish Biscuits with                                  including 10/12/08
    Orange
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    Anna's Orange Flavoured    150 g    0 54358 11826 9    15/05/08 up to and
    Thins - Orange                                         including 10/12/08
    Flavoured Cookies
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    Anna's Cappuccino Thins    150 g    0 54358 12338 6    15/05/08 up to and
    - Swedish Biscuits                                     including 10/12/08
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    Anna's Cappuccino          150 g    0 54358 12338 6    15/05/08 up to and
    Flavoured Thins - Coffee                               including 10/12/08
    Flavoured Cookies
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    Anna's Lemon Flavoured     150 g    0 54358 11927 3    15/05/08 up to and
    Thins - Lemon Flavoured                                including 10/12/08
    Cookies
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    Anna's Ginger Thins -      150 g    0 54358 11126 0    15/05/08 up to and
    Classic Ginger Cookies                                 including 10/12/08
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    Anna's Almond Cinnamon     150 g    0 54358 11626 5    15/05/08 up to and
    Thins - Traditional                                    including 10/12/08
    Almond Cinnamon Cookies
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    Anna's Chocolate Mint      150 g    0 54358 11876 4    15/05/08 up to and
    Thins - Chocolate Mint                                 including 10/12/08
    Flavoured Cookies
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    Anna's Ginger Thins -      1.2Kg    1 54358 11328 5    15/05/08 up to and
    Traditional Swedish                                    including 10/12/08
    Cookies
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    These products have been distributed nationally in Canada. Consumption of
these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons
with allergies to milk proteins.

    For information on milk, one of the nine most common food allergens,
visit the Food Allergens web page at
www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

    For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety
facts, visit the CFIA web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.





For further information:

For further information: consumers and industry can call one of the
following numbers: Anna's of North America, Calgary Ltd., Mike Bannister,
(403) 601-4922; CFIA, 1-800-442-2342, TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00
p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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