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#1 harmagc

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

Dear all,

my question is related to the allergen declaration of products containing barley or oats and if you declare them as a allergen in Canada? So let's say : bagel is made with the following ingredients: barley, eggs, soy, milk. What will be the allergens that you'll be listing? 

 

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:28 PM

In Canada, the allergens are: eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, seafood, sesame, soy, sulfites, tree nuts, and wheat. 

 

So you would list: egg, soy and milk.



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 03:00 PM

Gluten falls under the list of allergens in Canada. Barley is a gluten. (Oats also gluten)

 

Your allergen list: barley, egg, soy and milk.


Edited by 3560lynne, 31 August 2018 - 03:02 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 03:23 PM

Interesting, thanks for clarifying, Lynne. Is that a new update? I recently took a class that discussed listing Canadian allergens and gluten wasn't discussed. 

 

Just for anyone's reference, rye will also contain gluten (as well as triticale, a cross between rye and wheat). Oats themselves do not but are almost always contaminated with gluten during harvest and that's why they fall into that category. 


Edited by rebudke, 31 August 2018 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 03:40 PM

Enhanced labeling for Canada (gluten and sulfites) came out in 2012. Google Canadian's list of allergens you will also find a list of ingredients considered gluten. Sulfites do not have to be declared if they are under 10ppm, fyi. 



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 03:58 PM

Thanks for all the info!



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:07 PM

Based on the feedback. have to say that the matter is still not clear as the opinions are mixed. As per Canada list of allergens only WHEAT and TRITICALE are listed as allergens!!! So Gluten in Canada unlike EU is a sensitivity and not an allergen therefore barley, oats, rye etc, should not be listed as allergens... I don't mean the Ingredient listing only the Allergens. Still open for feedback, please!



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:23 PM

This topic has created some chaos here previously also.

 

4 years old but maybe still relevant -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...ens/#entry79159

 

And OT but JFI some similar confusion in UK -

http://www.ifsqn.com...in-the-factory/


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 01:11 PM

Please refer to this list for up to date allergen labelling

 

http://www.inspectio...2/1383612932341

NOTE: there are new labelling regulations afoot with complete roll out scheduled for 2021







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