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Allergy Policy: When Balance is Elusive

This month, Sam comes face to face with the dilemma of allergy safety and reasonable expectations at her son’s elementary school. The other evening I’m at a school event with the kids. It’s movie night, so I’m towing a bag of treats, including some ketchup-flavored potato chips (my fave), gummies (theirs) and a few other […]

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New Policy on “May Contain” Labels On Its Way

Health Canada has finally released the findings of its public consultation about “may contain” allergen and gluten warnings.

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Timeline: Allergen and Gluten Labeling Regulations

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 […]

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Food Label Awareness: Celiac Disease

Reading labels is a way of life when you have celiac disease. Before eating anything in a package, be sure to read the label carefully. Look for hidden sources of gluten and for other names, such as food starch, seasoning and hydrolyzed vegetable protein. Also be on the lookout for precautionary statements. These are statements […]

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