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How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies (Canada)

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 […]

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‘May Contains’ on Canadian Food Labels

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. […]

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‘May Contains’ on Food Labels: What You Need to Know

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 […]

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How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies

The tricks to understanding package labels.

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FAACT Allergy & Anaphylaxis Group Launches

The new group’s mission is to “educate, advocate, and raise awareness” for those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.

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Allergy-Friendly Recipes

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TV’s Jo Frost: Finding the Right Mindset with Allergies

Allergic Living’s Gwen Smith interviews former “supernanny” Jo Frost about her multiple allergies and her insights on parties and sleepovers with allergic children.

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Milk-Free and Egg-Free Recipes

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Ask the Allergist: Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

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Ask the Allergist: Latex and Bananas

Q. We’ve just learned that my daughter is allergic to latex. My doctor listed things she has to avoid now – like most balloons, BandAids, apples and bananas. I get balloons and bandages, but bananas? Can you clarify?

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