CFIA-Undeclared Allergens and Gluten in Halloween themed Candies and Chocolates - 2018-2019

CFIA-Undeclared Allergens and Gluten in Halloween themed Candies and Chocolates - 2018-2019 ​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. 4 Halloween-themed candies containing both BLG and casein were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled. 2022-04-15 Canadian Food Inspection Agency cfia.openagency-agenceouverte.acia@canada.ca Information and Communicationscandycholocateallergens CFIA-Undeclared Allergens and Gluten in Halloween themed Candies and Chocolates - 2018-2019 CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/ebf469a4-b6d7-49fd-8994-2ef3af9ec5e9/resource/fd80af26-5a76-4b7e-9104-08197c9a91ed/download/961.csv

​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. 4 Halloween-themed candies containing both BLG and casein were deemed to represent a health risk and were recalled.

  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Publisher - Organization Section Name: Science
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

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