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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Coboss brand No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate Recalled.

OTTAWA, July 8, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Coboss Canada Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk proteins not to consume the Coboss brand No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate described below. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Coboss brand No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate, a product of USA, is sold as a 40 g bar bearing UPC 6 92315 00012 9. This product has been distributed nationally.

There has been no reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

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

The importer, Coboss Canada Inc., Kitchener, 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 one of the following numbers:

George Roussakis of Coboss Canada Inc. at 1-519-741-2199

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 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 our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

George Roussakis
Coboss Canada Inc.
1-519-741-2199

Shashi Kulkarni (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response
613-368-1622
Julie Lacoursière (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response
613-760-4044

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