Food Recall Warnings
The CFIA classifies recalls based on the level of health risk associated with the food product being recalled.
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The following links are not part of the CFIA information.
The FlyerMall Team has inserted these links to inform and educate our loyal followers on issues related to most of the recalls made by the CFIA.
We understand that the CFIA is an organization which is able to assess the level of danger to the general public on potential recall products.
Although a recalled product may sound like a simple matter, in reality, it is a very costly procedure for both the company producing the product and the government to follow up.
It is possible for a recalled product to cause a company to go out of business because of the negative publicity.
Some companies purposely avoid declaring certain ingredients on the list of ingredients panel for one reason or another, although they are aware of falsifying information to consumers.
Generally, a consumer innocently examines the list of ingredients on the label to identify items which may trigger a possible negative reaction if ingested, for example, eggs, peanuts, gluten, lactose, allergens, etc.
Many consumers may have been advised by their doctors that they may have potential fatal reactions to some of the above listed items and that is why they examine the labels carefully to avoid singing the famous song ... "Goodbye my love goodbye".
The CFIA is similiar to a policing authority monitoring the situation and companies who purposely try to beat the system. Companies who knowingiy falsefy the list of ingredients should be severerly punished in addition to having products recalled.
The CFIA's responsibilities are a huge portfolio of issues that have to be faced on a daily basis, therefore, it is important for the consumer to examine product labels and should there be any questions, address the issues directly to the manufacturing company to obtain the correct answer.
Most companies have a customer service department to answer inquiries. However, if within the conversation you are not satisied with the response, then, you should report your suspicions to the CFIA for their own investigation.
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Food Allergy Awareness
Even the encyclopedia does not have a proper explanation about allegens.
It is a bit of a mystery to the general public. Maybe they should go to a Boston University professor or an English language authority in the UK to explain the terminology.
Let us look at this scenario, after helping his friend move to a new apartment, someone discovers he still has a chocolate bar in his pocket which someone had given to him.
He has never been an IKEA customer. He takes the chocolate out of his pocket, licks it and eats it. It tastes wonderful, good to the last bite, what a pleasurable experience.
Then later on in the evening, he discovers that he has to rush to the bathroom with sudden stomach pains and diarrhea or something, or some other allergic reaction.
He goes to the internet and googles allergy, chocolate, famous Swiss Chocolates, food product recalls and some other pertinent words, like CHOKLAD MORK which is the name of the chocolate he enjoyed.
First in line is IKEA Chocolate bars. What the hell? He never went to IKEA and since when did IKEA a furniture company set up a Chocolate factory producing Chocolates under the IKEA brand. Pretty soon, Nestle may start producing Televisions and Computers. Think about it.
Is the photo of the chocolate bar, CHOKLAD MORK, on the CFIA recall site specifically for the IKEA BRAND or related to the thousands of images and companies associated with the same words.
Additionally, when CHOKLAD MORK is googled it seems to mean DARK CHOCOLATE and hundreds of companies are associated with these two words.
To you Mr. IKEA, why do you not stick to what you know best and before you plunge into the food business, why not consult the proper authorities, laboratories, or even the CFIA for recommndations about quality, label specificiations and requirements before unsuspecting consumers suffer (or die) unnecessarily.
To all you folks out there beware of any Eeebaye or Kajijiji advertising of Ikea Chocolate bars at very reasonable prices.
Be suspicious ..... or if you are looking for chocolate flavoured laxatives ... your choice.