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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:55 am 
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The first link you posted is titled:

Government of Canada Announces Proposed New Labelling Requirements to Protect Health of Canadians

Doesn't that word "Proposed" mean it's not completely passed and official -- and being enforced.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 12:21 pm 
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Yep! But it also means that it is still 'under construction' and not shelved. According to Health Canada,
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The food allergy prevalence study initiated by AllerGen, the Allergy, Genes and Environment Network and co-sponsored by Health Canada, will look to provide accurate data on how many Canadians suffer from food allergies, as well as information on the types of food most commonly known to cause allergies. It is the largest study to date on the prevalence of food allergies in Canada, and is co-led by researchers from McGill and McMaster Universities.

Results from these studies are expected to give Canadian researchers, government officials and the allergic community essential information on the scope and impacts of food allergies in Canada.

The two research studies to be conducted in collaboration with the Canadian Celiac Association will examine how individuals manage gluten-free diets, and the psychological impact that living on a gluten-free diet has on the daily life of an individual with celiac disease. The information this survey will generate will be used to create a better awareness and understanding of gluten-free diets by health care providers, policymakers and the food industry.

source: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/nr ... 17-eng.php

The AllerGen website states,
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In addition, four cross-programmatic, multidisciplinary research thrusts fostered by AllerGen since 2005 are continuing research investment priorities for 2009-2012.

Cross-programmatic Research teams in priority areas:

Established Cross-programmatic Teams

4. The Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study

5. Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis



Emerging Cross-programmatic Teams

6. Mind-Body Interactions and Allergic Disease

7. Occupational and Work-related Allergy and Asthma



Funding research projects leading to social and economic benefits to Canada is a priority of both the NCE program and AllerGen. Knowledge translation is the all-important link between discovery and development. It is the bridge between the lab and real life.

Translational AllerGen research aims to transform scientific discoveries arising from the laboratory, clinic, or population studies into clinical applications to reduce the incidence, morbidity, mortality and social and economic burden of allergies, asthma and related immune diseases.

Translational research typically looks at two areas of translation. The first is the process of applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory and preclinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in humans. The second area of translation concerns research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices in the community.

source: http://www.allergen-nce.ca/Research/Spe ... Goals.html
So, I don't expect anything to change until 2012 when the government will probably 'look' at this issue again.

It's amazing that anything ever gets on the books isn't it?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:21 pm 
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Finally, an announcement!

Have posted under Allergy News - here:

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... 8039#28039

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Ok, this is great...all of the changes that I have wanted to see. Now what does this mean time-wise? I saw Gazette I at the top so are we still looking at the Spring?


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