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Air Canada gets Final Food Ruling

The CTA agreed to Air Canada’s request that food can’t be guaranteed nut-free within one of its allergy buffer zones.

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FDA seeks input on GF Labeling

The FDA has reopened the comment period for its proposal on gluten-free food labeling and is inviting consumers to comment. Here’s how.

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Russell Crowe Extols GF Diet

Oscar winner credits going gluten-free with weight loss. Managing Editor Kim Shiffman explains why his thinking is misguided.

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May 2011 Awareness Month: Food Allergy

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month. So what can you do to participate? Here are a few ideas to get you started. Food Allergy Awareness Week runs May 8-14. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network offers excellent ideas on how to raise awareness of and garner support for food allergies. For example, why not create […]

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May 2011 Awareness Month: Celiac

May is Celiac Awareness Month. But what can you do to participate? A few ideas to get you started. – Head down to the brand new Ottawa Convention Centre this weekend (May 13-15) for the Canadian Celiac Association’s 30th annual conference, featuring top-notch speakers, loads of vendors and the latest and greatest in gluten-free foods. […]

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Anaphylaxis Gets Federal Attention

A motion to raise Canadians’ awareness of anaphylaxis got a significant boost in Parliament last month when it received support from all parties during a debate in the House of Commons. On March 21, Niagara MP Dean Allison introduced Motion 546 to the House. It argues that the federal government should take greater measures to […]

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Parents Protest Allergy Rules

After learning about rules put in place to accommodate a peanut allergic student, parents at one Florida elementary school became outraged.

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Pickets for Peanuts?

On March 9, 2011, parents of children enrolled at Edgewater Public School near Daytona Beach, Florida, called the media and staged a protest, angry that an allergy-management plan implemented by the school board to keep a 6-year-old peanut-allergic girl safe could take away from their children’s learning time – and that the child should stay […]

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