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Is It Safe to Eat The Airline’s Gluten-free Food?

An increasing number of airlines are now offering gluten-free meals and snacks. But if you’re living with celiac disease, the risk of food cross-contamination is always a worry. Allergic Living asked some leading members of the celiac community for their thoughts on the big question of whether: to eat or not to eat at 35,000 […]

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Cats Can Stay in Plane Cabins, CTA Rules

Three Canadians who filed complaints to the Canadian Transportation Agency about cats on airplanes are not happy with the outcome. The CTA deemed Sarah Daviau, David Spence and Katherine Covell disabled because of their cat allergies in regards to air travel and had ordered major carriers Air Canada and WestJet to create policies that would […]

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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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Tips for Traveling with Allergic Kids

Wash hands often. When you’re out exploring, make sure your child washes his or her hands regularly – especially before eating. Bring favourite foods. When traveling, it’s easy for allergic kids to feel left out. Make sure to bring plenty of their favourite treats so they feel like they’re getting the royal holiday treatment too. […]

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WestJet to Ask: Hold the Nuts

WestJet, Canada’s 2nd largest airline, reveals extensive accommodations for the nut, peanut allergic.

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Q&A: WestJet and Food Allergies

Published: Dec. 9/10 Robert Palmer, WestJet’s manager of public relations, spoke with Allergic Living’s Gwen Smith this week about the details of his airline’s new forward-thinking food allergy policy. Allergic Living: I have to start by asking: Why did WestJet make these few policy changes that are quite groundbreaking in terms of food allergy accommodation? […]

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Airlines Release Food Allergy Policies

WestJet’s New Allergy Policy See also: Q&A with Robert Palmer, WestJet spokesman. • It is now posted on WestJet’s site that flight attendants will make one public address announcement about food allergies when a passenger self-identifies as being allergic to peanuts or nuts and requests that an announcement be made. An update in the Flight […]

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Air Canada Unveils Allergy Policy

Air Canada’s peanut- and nut-free buffer zones are ready for takeoff. But will these accommodations really fly?

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WestJet Flights to Carry EpiPen

Airline plans to have EpiPens available for emergency use on all of its flights by early 2011.

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Food tips for safe travel

Food Tips for Safe Travel

1. Bring food with you for the trip and the first couple of meals so you don’t have to shop when you arrive. 2.Bring along any specialty foods you may have trouble finding. 3.If you are crossing the border, check what you are allowed to bring with you. Most countries are OK with dried goods, […]

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