As festive, appealing, and innocuous as they appear, some specific dessert sprinkle products are undergoing a recall in several provinces across Canada due to the presence of an undeclared allergen.
On March 5, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that Wilton Industries Canada Company is recalling its Wilton brand sprinkle products because they contain milk which isn’t declared on the label.
Anyone who is allergic to milk shouldn’t consume these products as they could trigger a serious or life-threatening reaction.
So far there haven’t been any reported reactions and this recall was initiated by the company.
The recall includes the following products (with all date codes):
- Wilton Sprinkles Valentine Chip Crunch (98 grams) with UPC 0 70896 04277 4;
- Wilton Sprinkles Rainbow Chip Crunch (148 grams) with UPC 0 70896 45364 8;
- Wilton Sprinkles Holiday Mix (215 grams) with UPC 0 70896 27649 0;
- Wilton Sprinkles Assorted Treat Toppings (74 grams) with UPC 0 70896 09722 4.
These products were sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and possibly nationally.
Anyone who has these products should return them to the place of purchase or dispose of them.
The CFIA’s health investigation into these products is underway, and could lead to the recall of more products.