2017-08-16 Food Safety Testing Bulletin

August 2017
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) priority is to protect consumers by safeguarding Canada's food supply. The Agency verifies that industry is meeting federal food safety requirements and conducts sampling and testing to detect food safety risks.

Monitoring the levels of chemical hazards, microbiological hazards, undeclared allergens, sulphites and gluten in the food supply helps the CFIA identify food safety hazards and develop risk management strategies to minimize potential risks to Canadians.

When non-compliance is found, the CFIA does not hesitate to take appropriate action. These actions may include notifying the manufacturer or importer, requesting a corrective action, additional inspections, conducting further directed sampling or product seizure and/or recall.

Allergen Reports

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Undeclared Tree Nuts in Nut Free Products (2014-2015)

In a targeted survey of 1010 samples of prepackaged foods with a tree nut free claim on the label, only one was confirmed to contain almond protein. The CFIA took appropriate follow up actions which resulted in a recall of the product from the market.

A complete list of the CFIA's food safety testing reports is available.

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