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 Post subject: Is it me...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:12 pm 
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... or are there a lot of allergy alerts going on these days? It feels like a bit of an epidemic!!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:18 am 
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No, it does seem like there are a lot. I'm wondering if that has to do with more testing or? My favourite was the one for the rice crackers that contained traces of almost every major allergen. How does shellfish get in rice crackers?!? Might not want to know the answer to that :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:28 am 
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Yeah, I did think of that too - that maybe it's not so much that there are MORE alerts, but that there is more testing, resulting in more publicized problems....

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What ever it is it there are definately more alerts. Maybe we should ask CFIA why and what they are doing other than sending a reminder out to the manufacturers/retailers/distributors.
When there is a recall, do they get fined on top of the cost of recalling the product? I can't remember.
How could those rice crackers have so many allergens and the company not know?
When are we going to get tougher label laws?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:43 pm 
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I can't imagine there would be a fine. There is no law obligating the listing of cross contamination -- it's recommended but not required.

I doubt all these foods are suddenly being tested. I think (and this is just my own opinion) consumers are getting wiser. When people buy something and have a reaction, more of them know to contact the CFIA.

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