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March 7,  2002

Health Hazard Alert: Presence of Glass Particles in Taster's Choice 340g Instant Coffee

(SafetyAlerts) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Nestlé Canada are warning the public not to consume Taster?s Choice 340 g Instant Coffee because some jars may contain pieces of glass.

The following products are affected by this alert.

Taster?s Choice, Original Blend, 340g, Best Before dates from 2003 JL (July 2003) up to and including 2004 JA (January 2004), UPC 055000 021241

Taster?s Choice, Naturally Decaffeinated, 340g, Best Before dates from 2003 JL (July 2003) up to and including 2004 JA (January 2004), UPC 055000 021586.

Consumers can check the best before date on the side of the metal cap. No other products and sizes are affected by this alert.

The manufacturer, Nestlé Canada, Toronto, Ontario reported to the CFIA that it was voluntarily recalling these nationally distributed products. There has been one reported injury associated with the consumption of these products.

Nestlé Canada asks that consumers call 1-800-387-4636 to request a prepaid envelope to send the cap for a full refund.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Nestlé Canada, 1-800-387-4636
CFIA, In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or
CFIA, In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.

Source: FDA

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