Food Allergies and Allergen Labelling
Information for Consumers
The CFIA enforces Canada's labelling laws and works with associations, distributors, food manufacturers and importers to ensure complete and appropriate labelling of all foods. The CFIA recommends that food companies establish effective allergen controls to minimize the potential for allergic reactions.
Enhanced labelling requirements for food allergen, gluten sources and sulphites came into force on August 4, 2012.
When the CFIA becomes aware of a potential serious hazard associated with a food, such as undeclared allergens, the CFIA investigates and takes all appropriate action to protect consumers, which may include a recall of the food product.
If you are interested in receiving e-mail notifications when products are recalled, you can register on the CFIA's website.
- Common Food Allergies
- Be Food Allergy Aware When Packing School Lunches
- Oral Allergy Syndrome
- Tips for Avoiding Common Allergens in Food
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Compliance and Enforcement of Gluten-Free Claims
- Food Allergen Labelling - Health Canada
- Food Allergen Program - Health Canada
- Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts
- Interactive Food Label
- Updated Allergen Labelling Rules Now in Effect
- Severe Allergic Reactions - Health Canada
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