Recall on Sherwood Brands Pirate’s Gold Milk Chocolate Coins Sold at Costco

October 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This product appears to be something sold only at the Costco locations in Canada.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume, distribute, or sell the Sherwood Brands Pirate’s Gold Milk Chocolate Coins due to positive test results for melamine.

Here’s what the CFIA states on the consumer advisory for this product:

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.

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.

For the full alert, including a phone number to call if you have additional concerns or questions, visit the CFIA website.


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2 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Kimberly // 2008.10.28 at 2:06 pm

    I didn’t get an email…I feel left out. 🙂 I saw this on a Canada news site & I know that I have some readers from Canada so I wanted to make sure they were aware that these aren’t the best treat for the kids.

    I do love the little gold coins that they sell at Costco in the US though. I haven’t noticed them being in the stores yet, but they are usually around for the December holiday season.

  2. 2 Jeff // 2008.10.28 at 12:21 pm

    This was originally sent out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and it only effects Costco Canada. The email that is circulating omits the “Canada” portion. The gold coins sold in the US do not come from China and do not contain melamine. Costco US Gold Coins in the NE are a product of Belgium and are in no way related to this recall.

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