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This article applies to label-reading in Canada. For the U.S. version, click here. Whether you’re new to food allergies or have been dealing with them for years, figuring out what is and isn’t in the food you find at the grocery store can be daunting. With all the confusing ingredients on packaged goods labels, how […]
Note: For the U.S. version of this article, click here. They can be seen on the labels of cracker boxes, granola bars, cans of soup and many other products on grocery stores shelves. Precautionary statements, or “may contains”, warn customers that traces of an allergenic food might unintentionally have wound up in a packaged food. […]
This article is about “may conatins” in the United States. For the Canadian version, click here. Walk down any aisle at the supermarket and you’ll be greeted with labels of warning: “May contain peanuts”, “This product was produced in a facility that also has wheat”, and “Made on equipment that also processes milk” are just […]
This article applies to reading labels in the United States. For the Canadian version, click here. When you or someone in your family has food allergies, the most important thing you can do to avoid an allergic reaction is to avoid the food. Sounds simple enough, but with all the confusing ingredients on packaged goods […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the long-awaited school food allergy guidelines.
Canada has its first officially certified gluten-free product: Lay’s potato chips. In order to obtain the designation, four facilities in Canada and one in Mexico were certified under the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification Program. The chips, made by Pepsico Canada, for the most part have always been made without gluten, but now customers can […]
A researcher with the AllerGen research network in Canada is hoping a urine test he’s developing will turn the grey area of diagnosing asthma into simple black and white. Asthma can be tricky for a doctor to diagnose, especially in young kids. Symptoms can mimic other diseases and spirometry, the breathing test to diagnose asthma, […]
Three Canadians who filed complaints to the Canadian Transportation Agency about cats on airplanes are not happy with the outcome. The CTA deemed Sarah Daviau, David Spence and Katherine Covell disabled because of their cat allergies in regards to air travel and had ordered major carriers Air Canada and WestJet to create policies that would […]
Background When you have food allergies, reading packaged goods labels becomes a way of life. But recognizing if your allergen is in the product isn’t always easy. Sometimes allergens can be hidden (e.g. as “natural flavours” or “spices” or “hydrolized protein”) or referred to in consumer-unfriendly scientific names. In Canada, the allergy and celiac communities […]
Scientists in Australia are reporting that they’ve found the culprits that make gluten intolerable to people who have celiac disease.