Eggs : a priority food allergen.: H164-156/3-2017E-PDF

"Allergic reactions are adverse reactions that occur when the body’s immune system overreacts to a particular allergen. These reactions may be caused by food, insect stings, latex, medications and other substances. In Canada, the priority food allergens are peanuts, tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts), sesame seeds, milk, eggs, fish, crustaceans and molluscs, soy, wheat or triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye grains), and mustard. Sulphites (a food additive), which do not cause true allergic reactions, are generally grouped with the priority allergens because sulphite-sensitive individuals may react to sulphites with allergy-like symptoms"--p. [1].

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Department/Agency Canada. Health Canada.
Title Eggs : a priority food allergen.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Earlier edition Eggs 2016
Format Electronic
Electronic document

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Note(s) Title from caption.
Issued also in HTML format.
Issued also in French under title: Œuf : allergène alimentaire prioritaire.
Publishing information [Ottawa : Health Canada], 2017.
Description [4] p. : col. ill.
ISBN 978-0-660-09026-9
Catalogue number
  • H164-156/3-2017E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 170190
Subject terms Allergies, Eggs, Food safety

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