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Found 10 records similar to CFIA-Undeclared Allergens and Gluten in Hot Drink and Instant Coffee Mixes - 2020-2021

Federal

​The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens in hot and cold powdered drink mix products. Of 360 samples tested, 25 were found to contain undeclared allergens including the milk proteins beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) and casein, as well as gluten, egg, and soy. Most positive results indicated the presence of gluten in cold drink mix products. 6 products were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Gluten, Drink Mixes, Allergen
Federal

​The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens and gluten in bakery products with gluten-free claims. Of the 287 samples tested, 26 samples were found to contain undeclared gluten and/or allergens such as beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), casein, soy, sesame and egg. A single dessert product containing BLG and casein, and 1 other bakery product containing gluten were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled.

Last Updated: Jun. 8, 2022
Date Published: May 19, 2022
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergen, Gluten, Bakery products
Federal

​The main objective of this survey was to obtain additional information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens in multi-ingredient meat products. 359 samples were tested, and 13 samples were found to contain at least 1 undeclared allergen including egg, gluten, soy, and the milk proteins beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) and casein. The most frequent positive results of the presence of undeclared allergens were in sausage and hot dog products. 4 products in this survey were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergen, Gluten, multi-ingredient, Meat products
Federal

The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens and gluten in frozen desserts. 598 samples were tested in this survey, and 10 of the samples were found to contain undeclared allergens including the milk protein beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) and casein, as well as gluten, soy and almond. Most positive results indicated the presence of milk allergens in non-dairy frozen desserts. 1 non-dairy frozen dessert containing undeclared milk and 1 dairy frozen dessert containing undeclared almond were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 3, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Frozen Desserts, Desserts, allergens
Federal

​The main objective of this survey was to obtain additional information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens and gluten in protein substitute/vegetarian meat products. Of the 290 samples tested, 12 samples were found to contain undeclared gluten or allergens such as beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), casein, egg, peanut, sesame and soy. 2 protein substitute ready-to-eat (RTE) meal products and 2 meat alternative products were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled.

Last Updated: May 19, 2022
Date Published: May 19, 2022
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergen, Gluten, Protein Substitute, Vegetarian Meat
Federal

The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared gluten in gluten-free bakery mixes. Of the 300 samples tested, 9 were found to contain undeclared gluten. The most frequent positive results of the presence of undeclared allergens were in the dessert mixes. 2 products were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Gluten, Gluten-Free Bakery Mixes, Allergen
Federal

​The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens and gluten in Valentine’s Day-themed candy and chocolate products. Of the 345 samples tested, 10 were found to contain undeclared gluten or allergens such as beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), peanut, almond and hazelnut. A single candy product containing gluten and 1 chocolate product containing both hazelnut and almond were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Gluten, Valentine's day, Candy, Chocolate products, Allergen
Federal

2 surveys were completed to assess the presence of undeclared allergens and gluten in herb and spice products. The initial survey took place from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, in which the main objective was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens in ground herbs and spices consisting of only 1 ingredient. 598 samples were tested, and 34% (203) of the samples were found to contain at least 1 undeclared allergen, including the milk protein beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), egg, hazelnut, peanut, sesame, soy, and gluten. These positive results mostly indicated the presence of gluten in imported products.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 29, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergen, Herb, Spice
Federal

​The main objective of this survey was to obtain additional information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens in a variety of flavour packets. 993 samples were tested, and 19% (185) of the samples were found to contain at least 1 undeclared allergen including gluten, soy, mustard, sesame, peanut, almond, hazelnut, egg, and milk proteins casein and beta-lactoglobulin (BLG). Most positive results indicated the presence of allergens in spices and seasoning products.10 products were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled. Of the recalled products, 9 were spices and seasoning products.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 29, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergen, flavour packets, gluten
Federal

​The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) (one of the milk proteins), egg, soy and gluten in prepackaged processed fish and seafood products. Of 600 samples tested, approximately 26 were found to contain undeclared allergens. The most prevalent allergens in the dried fish products were BLG and gluten while egg and soy were more common in frozen fish products.14 products from this survey containing undeclared gluten or egg were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 29, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergen, Processed fish, Processed Seafood, Gluten
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