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CFIA adds more Vega bars to list of those recalled due to undeclared milk

06/07/2013 08:01 EDT | Updated 08/07/2013 05:12 EDT
OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says more products have been added to a recall of Vega brand bars which may contain undeclared milk.

The agency and the bars' distributor Sequel Naturals Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume more than a dozen different kinds of Vega brand bars.

The products are being pulled from stores because they may contain milk which is not declared on the label and may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in those with milk allergies.

The list of affected products and their UPC codes and best before dates can be found on the food agency's website at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/eng/1370591281991/1370591302534

The food agency says the bars are sold across Canada and so far there has been one reported allergic reaction.

The recall was first issued on May 25 for Vega's 60 gram natural plant-based chocolate coconut protein bars with a Nov. 19 best before date (UPC 8 38766 10830 8).

Sequel Naturals Ltd., of Burnaby, B.C., has voluntarily recalled the affected product and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the situation.

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