Member Note: CFIA Compliance and Monitoring of Undeclared Allergens (January 2017)
During our recent January 2017 meeting with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on their compliance and monitoring activities, the CFIA noted that the majority of their present workload is taken up with the detection of undeclared allergens in food commodities. They noted that spices were a particular concern due to a high incidence of undeclared allergen detection.
The CFIA specifically mentioned finding a:
- High incidence of peanut shells being used as a bulking agent in certain spices.
- an incidence of flour also being used as a bulking agent.
No additional details were provided however.
Please note that we will follow-up with you on any further details that we find, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.Download pdf of note