Commonly occurring issues in food
Finding an issue with your food may be unpleasant, but it is not always a health risk.
If you find an issue with food you have purchased, you may report the incident to the CFIA, throw it out or return it to the store where it was purchased. The information included in the fact sheets below may help you determine how to proceed.
- Animal material in products containing meat
- Brine in ice pops
- Chemical smell in bread
- Crystal shards in wine (wine diamonds)
- Dead insects in packaged food
- Detinning of canned food
- "Glass" in canned fish (struvite)
- Live insects in packaged food
- Mother of vinegar
- Bitter or metallic taste in pine nuts
- Separation of oil in natural peanut butter
- White coating on chocolate (chocolate bloom)
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