These two varieties of iChoc vegan bars contain improperly labelled milk. (Canada Food Inspection Agency)

Food inspection agency says variety of vegan chocolate bars contains milk

The agency says the allergen alert was prompted by consumer complaints

The Canada Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning that a brand of vegan chocolate bars actually contains milk.

The agency put out the allergen alert late Sunday, saying that two varieties of iChoc vegan bars contain improperly labelled milk.

It says the affected bars are the White Vanilla Vegan bar and the Classic Vegan Bar.

The bars are advertised as being made with “rice drink” and note in the nutrition information that they may contain “trace amounts” of milk.

But the CFIA says that anyone with an allergy to milk should not consume the bars, because it could be dangerous to their health.

The agency says the allergen alert was prompted by consumer complaints and has not caused any known illnesses.

The Canadian Press


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

Vegan and Vegetarian

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

With video: Soaring above Mount Washington

The longest zip line on Vancouver Island officially opens its doors

Canada Day barn fire keeps three Island crews busy

Oyster River, Courtenay and Campbell River fire departments all respond to incident

Spray parks in Comox and Courtenay reopening

Both parks are free and open seven days a week, rain or shine.

Orcas put on Canada Day show in Comox

T051 and T065B as they spy hopped and breached

Comox Valley Economic Recovery Task Force planning and engagement underway

Submitted by CVEDS Comox Valley Economic Recovery Task Force (ERTF) met virtually… Continue reading

‘This year is unlike any other’: Trudeau delivers Canada day address

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and the Prime Minister release video celebrating the national holiday

Major B.C. salmon farm tests new containment system to curb sea lice infestations

System “essentially eliminatates” contact between wild and farmed fish stocks, says Cermaq

Major B.C. salmon farm tests new containment system to curb sea lice infestations

System “essentially eliminatates” contact between wild and farmed fish stocks, says Cermaq

Ottawa jail inmates argue anti-COVID measures a breach of charter rights

The prisoners allege guards did not wear masks until April 25

Epstein pal arrested, accused of luring girls for sex abuse

Ghislaine Maxwell was in an intimate relationship with Epstein for years

B.C. repairs COVID-19 emergency order for local government

Ombudsperson shut out as his recommendations implemented

No doctor assisted death allowed at Hamlets in Duncan

Faith-based company that owns facility believes in sanctity of life

More than 50,000 Coronavirus cases reported per day in US

Coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 US states

Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

Despite health concerns from D.C.’s mayor, no one apparently will be required to wear masks

Most Read