Both product ingredients and the manufacturing process can change without notice, so it is very important that you check the labels on the products you buy every time.
There are instances, however, when manufacturers use certain agencies to notify the public about the possibility of undeclared allergenic substances in food. You can subscribe to both Canadian and American agencies to stay informed about these product alerts/recalls.
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
The CFIA is a federal government agency that provides, free of charge to the public, alerts and recalls in three areas of interest: animals, food and, plants.
You can choose the areas that are of most interest to you, including information on food labeling and other government policies and procedures.
- Anaphylaxis Canada
Anaphylaxis Canada's mission is to inform, support, educate, and advocate for the needs of individuals and families living with anaphylaxis to conduct and support research related to anaphylaxis.
Their Canadian Anaphylaxis Registry is provided free of charge as a public service, and provides product alerts, clinical and educational updates, and other news from Anaphylaxis Canada.
- Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network’s mission is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
FAAN provides alerts to subscribers once manufacturers have provided information on recalled products and ingredient changes.
Stay informed of the pollen concentration in your area in order to better manage environmental allergies by having the Weather Network's PollenDirect alerts sent to your email inbox daily. This seasonal service, from March to September, is city-specific and includes allergy information about trees, grass, weeds and moulds.