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Found 10 records similar to CFIA-Undeclared Allergens and Gluten in Valentine’s Day-Themed Candy and Chocolate Products - 2018-2019

Federal

​The main objective of this survey was to obtain additional information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens and gluten in hot drink and instant coffee mixes. Of the 293 samples tested, 7 samples were found to contain undeclared gluten and/or allergens such as beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), casein, soy and hazelnut. A single hot chocolate product containing BLG and casein was deemed to represent a health risk and was recalled.

Last Updated: May 19, 2022
Date Published: May 19, 2022
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergen, Gluten, Hot Drink mixes, Instant Coffee Mixes
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 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 baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens and gluten in Halloween-themed candies and chocolate products. Of the 356 samples tested, 10 were found to contain undeclared allergens, specifically beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) and casein. All positive results obtained during the course of these surveys were forwarded to the CFIA's Office of Food Safety and Recall (OFSR) to determine if the levels found would pose a health concern to allergic individuals. The extent of the follow-up actions taken by the Agency is based on the level of the contamination and the resulting health concern as determined by a health risk assessment.

Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 1, 2020
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  candy, cholocate, allergens
Federal

The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared almond, hazelnut and sesame in butters made from seeds, legumes or peanuts. 248 samples were tested, and none of the samples were found to contain undeclared allergens.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 29, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergens, Seed-based butter, Legume-based butter, Peanut-based butter
Federal

​The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared hazelnut and almond in milk alternative products. 400 samples were tested and none of the samples was found to contain undeclared hazelnut and almond.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Hazelnut, Almond, Milk alternative products, Allergen
Federal

The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens in refrigerated dips and spreads. 400 samples were tested, and 14 of the samples were found to contain undeclared allergens including the milk protein beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), almond, egg, gluten, peanut, sesame, and soy. Most positive results indicated the presence of peanut in vegetable products.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 5, 2021
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergen, Dip, Spreads
Federal

The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared gluten in candies. 586 samples were tested in this survey, and 4 of the samples were found to contain undeclared gluten. 2 positive results were found in hard candy products while the other 2 were found in soft candy products. 3 of these 4 samples were forwarded to the CFIA's Office of Food Safety and Recall (OFSR) to determine if the levels found would pose a health risk to allergic individuals.

Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 1, 2020
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Gluten, Candy, allergen
Federal

​The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared allergens and gluten in coconut water. 78 samples were tested, and none were found to contain any undeclared allergens and gluten.

Last Updated: May 19, 2022
Date Published: May 19, 2022
Organization: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Allergen, Gluten, Coconut water
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