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Food Allergen Labeling in Canada: Inside the Issue

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 […]

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Labels to Show Top Allergens

New regulations governing food labeling of allergens in Canada have been oft-delayed, but Health Canada finally has good news on that file. The department has announced interim guidelines to food manufacturers that end exemptions for undeclared, “hidden ingredients” in packaged foods. So when a seasoning, flour or margarine is an ingredient of a packaged food’s […]

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Ottawa Acts on Allergen Labeling

This article was published in the Fall 2008 issue of Allergic Living. The regulations as of January 2011 still haven’t become law despite the former Health Minister Tony Clement’s promise. Long-awaited legislation that requires manufacturers to clearly list any of 10 priority allergens on food packages will soon be a reality. “This clearly affects literally […]

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