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Regulations requiring 11 top allergens and gluten to be clearly labeled on foods and beverages will pass on Feb. 16. The lone exception: beer.
A 7-year-old nut allergic boy suffered two heart attacks and one respiratory arrest after eating chocolate from a substitute teacher.
Are you a parent or caregiver of a child who has experienced his or her FIRST allergic reaction within the past 12 months that required medical attention from a healthcare professional? Would you like to participate in a research study? A group of researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, are conducting a research study [...]
The following chart tracks the long history of Health Canada’s proposed amendments to Food and Drug Regulations 1220: Enhanced Labelling of Allergens Gluten Sources and Added Sulphites. 1990 Petition from Allergy/Asthma Information (AAI) patient group asking Health Canada (HC) for complete allergen labelling on food products. 1993 HC and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada formed a [...]
Jo-Anne St. Vincent is a nurse and CAE at the Children’s Asthma Education Centre in Winnipeg. Q. My husband and I are hoping to put in a gas fireplace. Is it correct to assume this would be safer than wood-burning since our son has moderate, controlled asthma? Jo-Anne St. Vincent: Wood-burning fireplaces can expose family [...]
Trouble viewing this e-mail? Go here. It took five years of lobbying, but on January 4 the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act became the law. Tens of thousands wrote letters in support of FAAMA, which mandates the creation of voluntary food allergy management guidelines to apply to schools across the United States. FAAN (the [...]
The following article was published in early 2011. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network is now the FARE organization. On January 4, 2011, President Barack Obama passed the Food Safety Modernization Act. Tucked into this sweeping act as Section 112 is FAAMA, the long-awaited Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis [...]
Best Label of the Month Award We’ve got to hand it to the people at Kitchen Basics: they “get” people with allergies and celiac disease. We love that their selection of stocks such as chicken, beef and vegetable are not only healthy and low-sodium – but now allergy-friendly and gluten-free, too. “We strive to reduce [...]