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Recall on Kanga Kandy Choc with undeclared nuts (Archived content)

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Kanga Kandy
A Victorian recall has been initiated for a brand of chocolate coated sweets containing undeclared almond nuts which could cause an allergic reaction, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester said today.

“The recall is for Kanga Kandy Choc Winter Mix in 400 grams pack produced by a Ballarat based company and distributed throughout Victoria and has caused a child to fall ill,” Dr Lester said.

The product is available throughout regional Victoria, mostly through IGA supermarkets, Foodworks and other independent retailers.

“Consumers with an almond allergy or intolerance should not eat this product and return it to the place of purchase for a full cash refund,” Dr Lester said.

“No other products are affected by this recall.

“Retailers have been asked to isolate the affected product for collection by the manufacturer and no further stocks are being distributed from the manufacturer.

“Advertisements will be placed in newspapers as soon as possible. However, consumers need to know now that there is a problem with this product for people with allergies or intolerance to almonds.

“The product contains almonds which are not listed in the ingredients,” Dr Lester said.

Reviewed 27 July 2012


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