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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:15 pm 
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However, Air Canada filed undue hardship arguments with respect to the requirement to serve only peanut and nut-free foods within the buffer zone, as there are currently no flight kitchens available to deliver on this guarantee.

In today's decision, the Agency accepts that Air Canada cannot guarantee that snacks or meals served in the buffer zone will be entirely free of traces of peanuts or nuts because of the risk of cross-contamination. Given this, the Agency agrees that persons with a disability due to a peanut or nut allergy may prefer to bring their own snacks or meals.

At the same time, the Agency finds that Air Canada did not meet its burden of proof to demonstrate it will create undue hardship on Air Canada to accommodate such persons by serving, within the buffer zone, snacks and meals that do not contain peanuts or nuts as visible or known components.

Consequently, within the buffer zone, Air Canada is required to serve only snacks and meals which do not contain peanuts or nuts as visible or known components. The Agency accepts that these may contain traces of peanuts or nuts as a result of cross-contamination.

Air Canada is also required to provide a briefing to other passengers within the buffer zone that they must not eat peanuts or nuts or foods which contain peanuts or nuts and will only be served snacks and meals which do not contain peanuts or nuts as visible or known components.

Taking into consideration the findings in today's Decision, together with Air Canada's acceptance to implement part of the order set out in the October Decision, Air Canada is now also required to implement the new measures set out above within 30 days from the date of this Decision


http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/arch ... c6801.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:30 pm 
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Sometimes a little direction is a good thing. This is good, oui?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:07 pm 
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http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/arti ... ights?bn=1

Like that's a problem....bringing your own food.....
Check out the comment.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:56 am 
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Nut allergy? Might want to bring your own food on Air Canada flights

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In economy class seating, the buffer zone would include the bank of seats in which the person with allergies is seated, as well as the banks of seats directly ahead and behind.

If there is a bulkhead in front, then the buffer zone would just include the bank of seats in which the person is seated, as well as the bank of seats behind.

The decision addresses applications to the agency by Dr. Sophia Huyer and Rhonda Nugent, on behalf of her daughter Melanie Nugent, regarding difficulties they’ve experienced related to peanut and nut allergies while travelling with Air Canada.


http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/arti ... ights?bn=1

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