Allergies and Food Recalls

Warning SignFood Recalls

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)  issues public advisories for all food products where consumption of the food could cause serious health consequences.

When the CFIA becomes aware of a potential serious hazard related with a food, such as undeclared allergens, the food product is recalled from the marketplace and a public warning is issued.

For the most recent Food Recall Warnings please visit: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)  or call 1-800-442-2342.

Food Allergies

There are 10 substances which are most frequently linked with food allergies and allergic-type reactions:

  1. Eggs
  2. Milk
  3. Mustard
  4. Peanuts
  5. Sesame
  6. Soy
  7. Seafood (including shellfish and crustaceans)
  8. Sulphites
  9. Tree nuts 
  10. Wheat

References:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency. (2014). Food Allergies and Allergen Labelling - Information for Consumers.

Health Canada: Food and Nutrition: Food Allergies.