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What chemicals and ingredients are considered as allergens as per CFIA?

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 09:18 AM

One of our customer had given a self assessment checklist to fill. One question in checklist is "do you use detergents that are free from allergens as per CFIA?" Does any one know what are the chemicals / ingredients considered as allergens as per CFIA. 



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Posted 18 August 2021 - 11:29 AM

https://farrp.unl.edu/IRChart

 

This will give you the allergens in Canada.



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Posted 18 August 2021 - 11:34 AM

https://farrp.unl.edu/IRChart

 

This will give you the allergens in Canada.

Never seen that site, thanks for sharing!  Nice to have them all in one spot.



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Posted 18 August 2021 - 01:12 PM

Your customer might've referred to some substances which could cause adverse reaction in chemical sensitive people - but that could be anything: chlorides, acids, detergents. The official allergen list has already been posted here - that's the only allergens we should be concerned of. 



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Posted 18 August 2021 - 01:37 PM

Your customer might've referred to some substances which could cause advert reaction in chemical sensitive people - but that could be anything: chlorides, acids, detergents. The official allergen list has already been posted here - that's the only allergens we should be concerned of. 

Most likely covering their bases. Standard to ask. Some soaps do have allergens in them. At one facility I worked at, we did have to change brands for that reason.



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Posted 19 August 2021 - 05:29 AM

https://farrp.unl.edu/IRChart

 

This will give you the allergens in Canada.

 

 Note that the Chart refers specifically to Food Labelling.

 

eg as post 4/5 (ex Google) -

 

Fragrances, preservatives, dyes, and other chemicals in laundry detergent can cause rashes in both children and adults. Laundry detergents can trigger a condition called contact dermatitis, which presents as a red, itchy rash that may be widespread or confined to specific areas like the armpits and groin

(OP is ambiguous)


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Posted 23 August 2021 - 03:07 PM

This is a more appropriate reference for this topic

 

https://inspection.c...3/1528203218321

 

n Canada, the common food allergies and related disorders are:

  • peanuts
  • tree nuts (almonds,Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts)
  • sesame
  • milk
  • eggs
  • crustaceans and molluscs
  • fish
  • soy
  • wheat and triticale
  • mustard
  • sulphites
  • gluten

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 03:16 PM

While not specifically a detergent, we've had auditors ask to see our "waterless" hand cleaner typically used by our maintenance team members (hand cleaners like Orange Goop or Fast Orange) as some brands have used walnut husks as the grit to aid in the removal of residue in the hand cleaner.



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Posted 23 August 2021 - 04:43 PM

While not specifically a detergent, we've had auditors ask to see our "waterless" hand cleaner typically used by our maintenance team members (hand cleaners like Orange Goop or Fast Orange) as some brands have used walnut husks as the grit to aid in the removal of residue in the hand cleaner.

 

Allergens + Foreign Bodies ! Amazing.

 

Stated to be suitable for Food Manufacturing Facility ?


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Posted 23 August 2021 - 07:30 PM

Allergens + Foreign Bodies ! Amazing.

 

Stated to be suitable for Food Manufacturing Facility ?

 

That was what the auditors were claiming! Our cleaners are purchased through a chemical provider that works specifically in the food industry so ours were compliant.

 

Since it has been more than one auditor, I'm assuming it is an issue that occurs regularly. 



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Posted 25 August 2021 - 11:32 PM

While not specifically a detergent, we've had auditors ask to see our "waterless" hand cleaner typically used by our maintenance team members (hand cleaners like Orange Goop or Fast Orange) as some brands have used walnut husks as the grit to aid in the removal of residue in the hand cleaner.

 We had an auditor that also raised this as an NC "issue" was hand cleaner used walnut shell as an abrasive. It took some work but managed to get information from the hand cleaner supplier that proved there was no issue and that no allergen risk. NC was closed out once this information was provided to the auditor.







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