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Candy recalled over melamine fears

October 9, 2008
By Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Oct. 7, 2008, Ottawa — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume, distribute, or sell Sherwood Brands Pirate’s Gold Milk Chocolate Coins. The product is being recalled due to positive test results for melamine conducted by the CFIA.

The affected product, Sherwood Brands Pirate’s Gold Milk Chocolate
Coins, is sold in 840g containers containing 240 pieces per container
bearing UPC 0 36077 11240 7 and lot code 1928S1.
This product is sold nationally through Costco stores and may also have
been sold in bulk packages or as individual pieces at various dollar
and bulk stores across Canada.
If the original product identity and UPC code is not evident, consumers
are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have the
affected product.
Retailers and distributors are advised to stop distributing Sherwood
Brands Pirate’s Gold Milk Chocolate Coins and to initiate a voluntary
recall of this product. The CFIA will be working with the importers to
remove the affected product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Although the health risk associated with these products is considered
to be low, the advisory is being issued as a result of the Government
of Canada’s ongoing investigation into milk and milk-derived products
sourced in/from China that may have been distributed in Canada.
The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Melamine is a chemical compound used in a number of commercial and
industrial applications. Canada does not allow its use as a food
For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at
1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern
time, Monday to Friday).
For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit

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