FACT: Health Canada’s food allergen labelling regulations only apply to pre-packaged foods. This means that the common name of the priority food allergens, gluten sources (wheat, triticale, barley, rye, oats) and added sulphites must be included on the label of these products if they are used as ingredients. There are different requirements for non-food products like vitamins, skin cream and hair products, pet food, and craft supplies. Since these items can contain food allergens, it’s important to read the label every time and contact the manufacturer if more information is needed.
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