Sulphites Allergy Alert

Sulphites are substances that naturally occur in food and the human body. They are also regulated food additives that are used as preservatives to maintain food colour and prolong shelf-life, prevent the growth of micro-organisms, and to maintain the potency of certain medications.

Sulphites are used to bleach food starches (e.g. potato) and are also used in the production of some food packaging materials (e.g. cellophane).

Though general considered safe, some sulphite-sensitive people, many of whom also have asthma, may react to sulphites with allergy-like symptoms. Sulphites can trigger asthma and symptoms of anaphylactic reaction.

Su_(sulphi​tes-sulfit​es): 20110530 – Allergy Alert (sulphites​) / Alerte à l’allergie (sulfites)

Le texte français suit le texte anglais.

A recall has been added to the CFIA’s Food Recall Report.

Class 3
Reason for Recall: Allergen – sulphites
Product(s): Rajbhog
Recalling Firm: Quality Natural Foods Ltd.
Distribution: National

Product details are available at http://active.inspection.gc.ca/scripts/database/recarapp_refsubmit.asp?lang=e&ref=6415

Sulphite Sensitivity – http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/sulphe.shtml
Email Notification Subscription Self-Service – http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/util/listserv/listserve.shtml

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Un rappel a été ajouté au Rapport sur les rappels d’aliments de l’ACIA.

Classe 3
Raison du rappel : Allergène – sulfites
Produit(s) : Rajbhog
Entreprise effectuant le rappel : Quality Natural Foods Ltd.
Distribution : Nationle

Vous trouverez les détails sur le produit à l’adresse suivante : http://active.inspection.gc.ca/scripts/database/recarapp_refsubmit.asp?lang=f&ref=6415

Sensibilité aux sulfites – http://www.inspection.gc.ca/francais/fssa/labeti/allerg/sulphf.shtml
Services d’avis de courriel: Libre-service – http://www.inspection.gc.ca/francais/util/listserv/listservf.shtml

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issues public advisories and email notifications for food recalls for all high-risk food recalls (mainly Class I) when the product is available for sale or could be in consumers’ homes.

All other recalls (Class II and III), and food products that are sold exclusively to restaurants, are posted on the CFIA’s Food Recall Report. Email notifications are also available for all allergen recalls.

Food and consumer product recalls are also available at www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

L’ACIA publie des mises en garde et envoie des avis par courriel sur les rappels d’aliments à risque élevé (principalement ceux de la classe I) lorsque le produit est en vente ou pourrait se trouver chez les consommateurs.

Tous les autres rappels (classe II et III) ainsi que les produits vendus exclusivement aux restaurants sont publiés dans le Rapport sur les rappels d’aliments de l’ACIA.  Les avis par courriel sont offerts pour tous les rappels d’aliments contenant des allergènes.

Les rappels d’aliments et de produits de consommation sont aussi diffusés sur le site www.canadiensensante.gc.ca

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