Read Every Label Every Time
The first thing you need to know is that not all labels are 100% accurate. It is a great idea to sign up to receive allergy alerts (see Resources and Links page) and you will be notified of products that may contain traces of nuts but were not labeled with it.
In Canada, manufacturers must label priority allergens, which include
peanuts and tree nuts. The amount of the allergen in quantities of 10ppm
(parts per million) must be labeled. However, some manufacturers choose
to label for traces of nuts no matter how minute the trace could be.
When you are reading labels, there are many things to look out for. For an extensive list, go to Terms Table.
For more info on reading labels, see the Peanut Allergy Handbook.
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