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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:56 pm 
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FYI, in Allergic Living's story meeting in August, I raised the fact that it has been two full years (July 2008) since then minister Tony Clement announced that the gov't was acting to pass the new food label regulations into law - after a review process.

The review is done, the regulations are just sitting there, gathering dust. We aren't given a straight answer as to why, but clearly there is political inertia on this file.

Health ministers changed a while back, the Health Minister is now Leona Aglukkaq.

Allergic Living recently asked the Health Ministry some hard questions for an article in the Winter issue, but once again they were downright wishy-washy as to when the regulations will pass.

Then, AL discovered that the regulations will expire on the order paper - if they do not pass by the end of the year. In other words, after the huge campaign AL ran in 2008, after the minister's big announcement in July 08 of that year, after an 18 month consultation process (Anaphylaxis Canada did much work on this), after a decade of patiently waiting - people living with allergies and celiac disease will be back to Square 1 on better, safer labels.

We can't let this happen.

Our friends at Anaphylaxis Canada are also very concerned. Stay tuned because a campaign on labeling is coming. It will involve other support groups as well.

You know we're good at advocating on this site - once the campaign gets rolling get everyone you can involved. We are going to need to make some noise with the gov't people!!! So stay tuned.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:18 pm 
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Ack! I hate to admit it but I don't have a good understanding of what has to happen to get regs and legs passed. :oops:
I need a Coles' Notes version...

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:30 pm 
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Well, all the regulatory hoops - consultation with all stakeholders etc. is done.

Someone in charge at Health Canada just has to move the regs forward so they're officially part of the law.

This is stalling.

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