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Claim: Cadbury of Canada has recalled chocolate eggs that may have pieces of plastic in them.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
According to Luisa Girotto, a spokeswoman for Cadbury Adams Canada, the problem was identified as having occurred on a particular production line in Hamilton, Ontario, where a small piece of plastic used to mould the eggs chipped and got into the candy.
The recall involves an estimated one million chocolate eggs, about 10% of Cadbury's Easter egg chocolate product line.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has posted a health hazard alert about these candies on its web site:
HEALTH HAZARD ALERTBarbara "eggstraction" Mikkelson
PIECES OF HARD PLASTIC IN 39 g CADBURY CARAMILK, CARAMILK MAPLE AND CARAMILK CAFÉ CHOCOLATE EGGS
OTTAWA, March 1, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cadbury Adams Canada Inc., are warning the public not to consume
The following Cadbury chocolate eggs are affected by this alert:
These products are individually wrapped in a foil. These eggs are sold in singles as well as in multi packs containing three, six or twelve eggs with or without other flavours. Only the Caramilk chocolate eggs described above are affected. These chocolate eggs have been distributed nationally.
Consumption of these products may result in an injury. There has been one reported injury associated with the consumption of these products.
The manufacturer, Cadbury Adams Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products 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:
Cadbury Adams Consumer Relations Line:
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735
Last updated: 5 March 2006
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