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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:10 am 
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published two advisories regarding labelling of allergens in foods.1, 2 The CFIA is again reminding food manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of their responsibility to ensure that the foods they sell are safe for all consumers, including those with food allergies. ... 323e.shtml

I'm glad to see that they are addressing this as there have been far too many recalls lately.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:51 pm 
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Location: Toronto
Couldn't agree more. Thought it was worth posting this advisory in its entirety:


OTTAWA, March 23, 2007-The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning
people with food allergies to exercise caution before consuming pre-packaged
foods. In light of recent food safety investigations and recalls involving
certain sandwich products, the CFIA has become aware that some pre-packaged food
products offered for sale in Canada may pose a health risk for consumers with
food allergies and/or sensitivities.

To date, the CFIA is not aware of any reported allergic reactions associated
with the consumption of pre-packaged sandwich products in Canada.

Some pre-packaged food products may be labelled with an incomplete list of
ingredients in which ingredients, or components of these ingredients, may not
have been declared. Consumers who have allergen sensitivities, and are unsure of
the labels ingredient list, should check with the manufacturer before consuming
any pre-packaged products.

The CFIA is working with industry to ensure all labels correctly identify the
ingredients present and require the nine most common food allergens (peanuts,
tree nuts, sesame seeds, milk, eggs, seafood, soy, wheat, sulphites) be listed
by name in the list of ingredients when they are present in food as ingredients
or components of ingredients.

For foods and ingredients that may have an incomplete ingredient list, consumers
can refer to Chapter 2, Annex 2-2, and 2-3 of the 2003 Guide to Food Labelling
and Advertising at ... 2-1e.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts,
visit our web site at

Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin

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