After last week’s voluntary recall for possible sesame in our 5 new products (see explanation on our Allergen Declarations Page)we wanted to provide you with a follow up to let you know what the sesame testing verification showed and what next steps are being taken.
We have now received the results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA):
CFIA Testing Shows ALL Negative Results
Since sesame is a top 10 declared food allergen here in Canada, all samples went to a CFIA lab that is specifically accredited for sesame testing.
Rob and I decided on the voluntary recall last Saturday before verification could be made because we felt it was in the best interest of all of our customers to err on the side of caution. Even though these results are negative, we would take the same action again based on the information we had to go on at that time.
We are going to continue with both the voluntary recall and labelling with May contain sesame for 2 reasons
1. The information that is communicated out there right now is that anyone with sesame allergies should be looking for a “May contain sesame” warning on the label of those 5 products. This information will continue to live on the Internet for a very long time and would just be too confusing as to what label is correct if we don’t have the warning on those 5 products listed in the press releases.
2. We want to monitor and verify sesame testing over a long period of time to ensure that we keep getting negative results before we remove the May contain sesame warning.
We are asking all of those with sesame allergies to heed the May contain sesame labels until further notice.
Thank you so much for the outpouring of support that we have received from so many customers. It helped us get through a very stressful time for both our team and our family.
Alana and Rob Elliott, Founders, Nonuttin’ Foods Inc.