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For the U.S. version of this article, click here. When you have celiac disease, you have to follow a gluten-free diet to stay healthy. But with gluten found in so many products on a store’s shelves, how do you know what is safe and what isn’t? The good news is, in Canada, there are regulations […]
For the Canadian version of this article, click here. When you have celiac disease, the only way to avoid symptoms is to avoid eating any gluten. But how do you know which box of crackers is safe and which isn’t? Gluten can be hidden in almost anything you might find at the grocery store, so […]
This article applies to label-reading in Canada. For the U.S. version, click here. Whether you’re new to food allergies or have been dealing with them for years, figuring out what is and isn’t in the food you find at the grocery store can be daunting. With all the confusing ingredients on packaged goods labels, how […]
Note: For the U.S. version of this article, click here. They can be seen on the labels of cracker boxes, granola bars, cans of soup and many other products on grocery stores shelves. Precautionary statements, or “may contains”, warn customers that traces of an allergenic food might unintentionally have wound up in a packaged food. […]
This article is about “may conatins” in the United States. For the Canadian version, click here. Walk down any aisle at the supermarket and you’ll be greeted with labels of warning: “May contain peanuts”, “This product was produced in a facility that also has wheat”, and “Made on equipment that also processes milk” are just […]
When you or someone in your family has food allergies, the most important thing you can do to avoid an allergic reaction is to avoid the food.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the long-awaited school food allergy guidelines.
Canada has its first officially certified gluten-free product: Lay’s potato chips. In order to obtain the designation, four facilities in Canada and one in Mexico were certified under the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification Program. The chips, made by Pepsico Canada, for the most part have always been made without gluten, but now customers can […]
A researcher with the AllerGen research network in Canada is hoping a urine test he’s developing will turn the grey area of diagnosing asthma into simple black and white. Asthma can be tricky for a doctor to diagnose, especially in young kids. Symptoms can mimic other diseases and spirometry, the breathing test to diagnose asthma, […]