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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:53 am 
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Location: Ottawa
For some reason, it doesn't seem to conatin information on the allergen mustard...wasn't this recently added?

As Food Allergy Awareness Month draws to a close, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada have published information on the most common food allergens into one consumer-friendly booklet.

The booklet provides easy access to crucial information, such as:
-common sources and names for the most common food allergens
-ways to avoid allergic reactions
-symptoms of an allergic reaction
-treatment of food allergies

The booklet, Common Food Allergies: A Consumer's Guide to Managing the Risks is now available through these websites:
-the Government of Canada food safety website:
-the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website:

Canadians are encouraged to help share this important information found in the booklet with those living with a food allergy and others who may also benefit from a greater understanding of the issue, such as parents, caregivers, colleagues and classmates.

Order calling 1-800-442-2342/TTY 1-800-465-7735 or 1-800-O-Canada and distribute this booklet.
-Link this booklet to your website.
-Sign up for food recall and allergy alerts,1322899.shtml

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:45 am 

Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:48 pm
Posts: 614
Location: Ontario, Canada / Cambridge, UK
The direct link is here: ... erge.shtml

I had a look at the Peanut Allergy link. It states, "While tree nuts and peanuts are different, in some rare cases people with a peanut allergy also react to one or more tree nuts."

RARE cases? Is this accurate? Most people I know are allergic to both peanuts and tree nuts. Is it really that rare? ... arae.shtml

16-year-old son: peanuts, nuts, raw egg whites, asthmatic
Self: allergic rhinitis, fragrance/chemical sensitivities, oral allergy syndrome

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:23 am 

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 1643
Location: Toronto
Actually, people I know IRL -- I don't know any that are allergic to both. I do not eat nuts or may contain nuts -- but I've never actually reacted to it. When I first developed my allergies, companies listed them together and I had to avoid both. Now, they separate them -- but I've never tried to see if I could eat nuts. Things are good - I don't want to upset my system by suddenly reintroducing nuts.

self: allergy to sesame seeds and peanuts
3 sons each with at least one of the following allergies: peniciilin, sulfa-based antibiotic, latex, insect bites/stings

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:48 am 

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2034
Location: ottawa
...ok I feel old, I had to Goggle what IRL meant. :roll:
Our son tests positive to all tree nuts now as well as peanuts. Reactions to both. I now however realize you weren't referring to us online Allergy Mama's.

I think one great step about having such inclusive allergy information on a government website is that it will hold some weight that we are talking about something 'real' and potentially 'deadly'.

I'd sign off with some really cool acronym right now to show I really am cool......but I haven't finished my coffee yet so my brain isn't quite functioning as it should....and my 11 year old is still in bed so I can't pick her brain. :rofl

DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish

PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:28 pm 

Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:06 pm
Posts: 217
Location: Terrebonne, Quebec
I ordered some of these so I can have them hanging around for when people are doubtful or unsure of the allergies.. It's great that we can order these things for free.. When I called they were out of the peanut ones though, it wasn't available, but I did get the milk and egg ones.. (none for beef - not common enough).

Daughter 3.5 years) - Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts, Sesame, Beef; asthma and eczema
Daughter (2 years) - Peanuts Eczema
Son (7 months) - Contact allergy to something food undetermined

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