Tree nuts : priority food allergens.: H164-156/9-2017E-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 Tree nuts : priority food allergens.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Earlier edition Tree nuts 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: Noix : allergènes alimentaires prioritaires.
Publishing information [Ottawa : Health Canada], 2017.
Description [4] p. : col. ill.
ISBN 978-0-660-09313-0
Catalogue number
  • H164-156/9-2017E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 170204
Subject terms Allergies, Food, Food safety

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