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 […]
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 […]
Over five years, one million people went to U.S. emergency rooms in search of medical help for food-induced allergic reactions.
New study shows products containing the fat derived from the shea nut are probably safe to use by those with tree nut allergies.
While use of allergy shots is common, researchers had previously found they were too dangerous to use in peanut allergy. Until now.
In December 2010, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released the first ever Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States. The guidelines, which outline the definition of food allergy as well as recommended diagnostic tests and treatment, were written for health care professional such as general […]
In October 2010, Allergic Living sent out an e-mail asking readers to share their stories (both good and bad) of how close relatives dealt with food allergies or celiac disease. We were deluged with responses, several of which were included in our Winter 2011 cover article “Family Food Feud”. However, there were more intriguing stories […]
A key U.S. agency released the first-ever physician guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergies. The aim? Consistent care.