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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:25 am 
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Allergy sufferers fear lobbying by beer industry may kill new food labelling rules

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But one of those stakeholders – the beer industry – took grave exception to the proposals, arguing that it would be costly to update beer bottles, especially those used by smaller breweries that are painted with the brand logo.

And that seems to have put the whole program on hold.

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq told groups representing allergy suffers in a letter this month that she remains committed to publishing the final regulations early this year.

But the food-allergy sufferers are not convinced.

“There’s been a lot of negative media around the food-labelling regulations talking about the beer industry,” said Laurie Harada, the executive director of Anaphylaxis Canada. “We do not want to see these regulations derailed for the sake of one industry.”


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/pol ... le1884269/

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:58 am 
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Finally, the media is showing the indstry giant for what it is but... The issue is so much more than beer!
The issue is clear label laws-period! Milk, not casein or Beta-lactoglobulin; peanut, not Arachis oil!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:12 am 
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Fostering independance begins with label reading. Do I really need dto arm my child with this cheat cheat?

Peanut
 Arachis oil
 Beer nuts
 Goober nuts, and goober peas
 Ground nuts
 Kernels
 Mandelonas, Nu-Nuts
 Nut meats
 Valencias

Milk
 Beta-lactoglobulin
 Casein, rennet casein
 Caseinate (ammonium caseinate, calcium caseinate, magnesium caseinate, potassium caseinate, and sodium caseinate)
 Delactosed or demineralized whey
 Dry milk, milk solids
 Hydrolyzed casein and hydrolyzed milk protein
 Lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate
 Lactose
 Lactoferrin, lactoglobulin
 Milk derivative, fat and protein
 Modified milk ingredients
 Whey and whey protein concentrate

Egg
 Albumin, albumen
 Conalbumin
 Egg substitutes, for example, Egg Beaters
 Globulin
 Livetin
 Lysozyme
 Ovo (means egg), for example, ovalbumin, ovomucin, ovotransferrin
 Silico-albuminate
 Vitellin

Tree Nuts
 Anacardium nuts
 Filberts (hazelnuts)
 Nut meats
 Pinon
 Queensland nut (macadamia)

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Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:48 am 
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Regarding alcohol:
Alcohol has, up until now been exempt from labelling allergens but:
Frangellico (hazelnut)
Nocino / Nocello (walnuts)
Kahana Royale (macadamia nut)
...Bombay Sapphire Gin (almonds)
Beefeater Gin (almonds)
Southern Comfort (tree nuts)-they won't give ingredients :(
Baileys (tree nuts)
Kahlua (tree nuts)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Excellent points, Susan.

This is the stuff that's hard to explain to people who don't have to read labels for more than calories or sodium.

The Globe article was excellent - finally - somebody's getting it. Globe can influence other media, let's hope it still does.

Thank you Laurie Harada for this extremely concise, clear example re current label problems:

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Ms. Harada said the problem with the existing labels is that they are not clear. Sometimes, she said, they will list margarine as an ingredient but the margarine may contain milk that is not listed. And people who are allergic to milk will not know it is contained in what they are eating.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:24 pm 
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Yes, I fired off another letter to this effect and sent it to the Prime Minister's Office, Minister of Health, Leader of the Opposition and my Member of Parliament.

Sure beats housework!

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 5:03 pm 
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_Susan_ wrote:
Regarding alcohol:
Alcohol has, up until now been exempt from labelling allergens but:

Amaretto / Disarono (almond)


According to the Disaronno website, their amaretto contains no almonds, and is nut-free. Therefore, it is safe for people with nut or related allergies.

Does DISARONNO contain nuts?
No. Contrary to popular belief, DISARONNO doesn't contain any nuts and is not made from almonds.

http://www.disaronno.com/en/faq/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaretto

-the list has since been updated to remove "Amaretto / Disarono (almond)"
_Susan_

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:46 pm 
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Thank you for this!
I have editted the list. :thumbsup

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