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Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts

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JEEzusMARYandJoseph... it's amazing how many food products are either contaminated with various nasties or have undeclared nuts, milk protein, sulphites, wheat or other things that people can be allergic to.

I subscribe to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts mailing list. I get the alerts and recalls by e-mail. Most of it doesn't apply to me because I don't have many food allergies. There's an average of 10 alerts a month... which, I suppose, is not a big deal considering there are a bazillion different products being sold everywhere.

This March was particularly bad. There was a warning for glass bits in Taster's Choice instant coffee, salmonella contamination in ground beef this summer and it sounds like no one declares nut contents anymore.

Yeesh...


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thisisme9556
Aug. 25th, 2002 01:06 pm (UTC)
It is scary to see all of the alerts, but for those who have many severe food allergies(like me), it is very helpful to see these alerts.

I am glad that someone is "trying" to watch out for the safety of people.

I am a member of the Food Allergy Network (http://www.foodallergy.org/) and receive both email and regular mail notices of possible allergy problems in foods. It has saved me more than once, especially with all tree nuts, peanuts and seafood.
ugly_boy
Aug. 25th, 2002 01:27 pm (UTC)
Glass bits?! That's horrible.
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