Chocolate Milk Recalled in Quebec Due To Contamination

Mar 15, 2016 04:20 AM EDT | By Jessica Fenol


The Canadian Food Inspection agency ordered the recall of Beatrice Chocolate Milk drink after tests showed that the chocolate milk drink contains a level of chemical sanitizers. Retail stores from Ontario and Quebec are the affected areas where Beatrice chocolate milk drink products have been distributed for retail.  The recalled chocolate milk drink are in various sizes; available in 200 millilitre, 473 millilitre and 1-litre containers.

Authorities have also released the bar codes of affected Beatrice Milk Chocolate products:

- 200 millilitre: MR 17 AGRT 1606 | 0 68200 00102 9

- 473 millilitre: MR 17 AGRT 1606 | 0 68200 20094 1

- 1 litre: MR 17 AGRT 1606 | 0 55300 11303 5 

Cornwall Free News also released an alert  providing some facts about the recall.They stated the source of recall as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and that the recall is under Class 3 in Hazard Classification. The recalling firm is handled by Parmalat Canada Inc.

Beatrice is a Canadian brand known for their chocolate milk drink. According to Beatrice, their chocolate milk drink is made up of  partly skimmed milk, sugar, cocoa, salt, carrageenan, artificial flavor, color, Vitamin A palmitate and Vitamins D3.

Based on the study in Canda, drinking chocolate milk provides the same 16 essential nutrients as white milk. Nutrients from milk products highly influence the development of children's bones and teeth that are why drinking milk or any flavored milk like chocolate milk is encouraged especially for kids. Different ages require different formulation and types of milk, but it is definitely a required dietary requirement of the body because the nutritional value of milk such as calcium is essential in maintain healthy bones. As per the chocolate milk drink, it is highly targeted to the young patrons.

For consumers and business establishments who wish to check their retail stocks of Beatrice chocolate milk drinks, authorities have issued a Health Canada recall advisory.  

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