Department of Health

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

03/09/12
Published by Department of Health & Human Services

Kanga Kandy
Further testing by the Department of Health on a product recalled late last week has revealed the presence of peanuts, as well as almonds.

Testing of Kanga Kandy Choc Winter Mix in 400 grams packs has shown that the product also contains undeclared peanuts as well as almonds.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester said anyone with a peanut and/or almond allergy should not eat this product and return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

“It is possible that people may still have packets of this product because the earlier advice about almond allergy did not apply to them,” Dr Lester said.

“Kanga Kandy Choc Winter Mix is produced by a Ballarat based company and distributed throughout Victoria,” Dr Lester said.

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

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

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

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

Reviewed 03 September 2012

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