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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:12 pm 
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Just checked my e-mail! My Global contact sent me a note..

"Hi Paige! Got your Message! Thanks for the heads-up! I hadn't heard anything about this."

Now this does not tell me she will do anything about this but she is aware of the situation.

I also know in the past she has done a couple of stories about allergies so she has a little info. as to some issues for an allergic person.

Will keep you posted if she lets me know she will do anything with this.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:39 pm 
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Good job, Paige.

Hope she covers.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:32 pm 
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They are still on it as I got another e-mail this morning! They had no media information about this. She was asking me where to find info on this. I sent the Health Canada web site and where to get the media notices. At least I know they are still interested :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:02 pm 
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http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/nr ... 17-eng.php

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

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:19 pm 
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I saw Tony Clements on the news today making the announcement.

I can't remember the last time watching the news made me smile.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:06 pm 
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See the announcement from Anaphylaxis Canada - I put it in the News forum:

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... 2628#22628

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:11 pm 
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P.S. Paige - Sean Mallen from Global did phone in, but unfortunately he asked a question that was totally unrelated to the topic - something about the Pan Am games! It was a shame, because it was the last question that was allowed... :(

Maybe it is common in journalistic circles to hijack press conferences and get questions answered about other topics, but it seemed inappropriate to me.

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:27 pm 
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I've seen the story on both CTV and Global several times in the past couple of hours.
Can't wait to see the papers tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:31 pm 
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Sean Mallen from Global did phone in, but unfortunately he asked a question that was totally unrelated to the topic - something about the Pan Am games! It was a shame, because it was the last question that was allowed...


Someone ought to write to the Global news desk and ask them if they read the releases. Can't they conduct a focussed interview or is Dalton avoiding this reporter and he has to pounce on him with this hidden agenda when he gets the opportunity?

I'm sorry, I don't know how the media works. Grrr

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:54 pm 
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From the Health Canada website:
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The Food and Drug Regulations require that most prepackaged foods carry a label and that the ingredients appear on labels in decreasing order of proportion. However, some ingredients used in food products are currently exempt from declaration in the list of ingredients, e.g., components of margarine, seasoning and flour.

Based on consultations with stakeholders, including allergy associations and the medical community, Health Canada has developed amendments to the Regulations to enhance labelling requirements for specific priority allergens, gluten sources and added sulphites in prepackaged foods sold in Canada.

Health Canada is publishing its proposed regulatory amendments in Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 26, 2008 to allow for public comment. Health Canada will take into consideration any comments received during the 90-day comment period before bringing the final regulations forward and publishing them in the Canada Gazette, Part II. For information on the federal government's regulatory process, www.regulation.gc.ca

For more information on the proposed Food Allergen Labelling Regulatory Amendments, please see the following information:

Background document: Newly Proposed Labelling Requirements for Food Allergens, Gluten Sources and Added Sulphites.
Government of Canada Announces Proposed New Labelling Requirements to Protect Health of Canadians (News Release)
Questions and Answers on the New Regulations to Enhance the Labelling of Food Allergens, Gluten Sources and Added Sulphites.
Health Canada has also issued an updated guidance to industry, urging food manufacturers to enhance labelling of priority allergens, gluten sources and added sulphites in prepackaged foods.


http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/label-etiq ... ex-eng.php

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Yet another e-mail tells me that Sue-Ling Goh in Edmonton will have something to say about this on the 6:00pm evening news (usually airs again at 11:00pm).

I hope she has great things to say. If what she has to say is what any other Global city stations want to hear on their global stations they just use her report in their city or make up their own report. (That is how I understand it) :?

I hope my call and e-mails to her pay off with a good report :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:33 am 
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Here is the link to Sue-Ling Goh's news story:
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/edmonton ... index.html

(Click on the excerpt Food labelling laws on the right side of the page)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:47 am 
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That was a good report, Paige, worth your trouble.

I liked the simple way the reporter explained spices and flavours at the end. Makes it understandable for the un-allergic.

And loved that cameo of Karen and le petit Xavier. (The woman with the short blond hair.)

:D g

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If you want to see me, Epi-Man (my oldest) and my youngest (in blue sunsuit) at the press conference in French…

1. Go to http://www.radio-canada.ca/actualite/v2 ... ndex.shtml
2. In the calendar, click on 23. The news will open in a different window.
3. Use the slider below the video to move to 12:57 (out of 38:09). The segment is at that point.

Another OASG member, Manji, was on The National on CBC last night:

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2008/07/ ... lling.html

And yet another, Rhonda, was on Canada AM on CTV this morning.

We got great coverage! :)

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:59 am 
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Would I have to download this Silverlight - yet another video program - to view the RDI report?

Or am I missing something and there's another way to get it to work?

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