Allergy Alert: Undeclared Milk in Certain Vega(R) Sport Brand Natural Plant-Based Protein Bars

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 25, 2013) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sequel Naturals Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Vega® Sport brand Protein Bar described below. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

The following Vega® Sport brand product is affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Lot Code Best By date
Natural Plant-based Protein Bar Chocolate Coconut 60 g 8 38766 10830 8 12296C 19-NOV-13

This product has been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported allergic reaction.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk.

The distributor, Sequel Naturals Ltd., Burnaby, BC, 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 contact:

Sequel Naturals Ltd., at 1-866-839-8863 or email questions@myvega.com; or,

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food_allergies.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

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.

Contact:
Media enquiries:
Sequel Naturals Ltd.
1-866-839-8863 x 366
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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