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Sabrina’s Law Turns 10 Years Old

It was the food allergy law that became famous across North America, and the hope born from tragedy. Ten years ago this month – May 16, 2005 – a legislative bill to accommodate students at risk of anaphylaxis in their schools in the province of Ontario was put to a final vote. As parents and […]

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Sabrina’s Law’s Future is Safe

Sabrina’s Law, the world-famous anaphylaxis legislation, will not be repealed as part of a review in Ontario schools.

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Province Throws Future of Sabrina’s Law into Question

The future of “Sabrina’s Law”, the groundbreaking anaphylaxis legislation, is suddenly in question.

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Prison Allergy Death Sparks Investigation

Update January 2013: Many Allergic Living readers expressed concern about the death in prison of Michael Saffioti, a Washington State man with severe dairy allergy and asthma. In early January, the Snohomish County Prosecutor made the decision not to lay any charges, based on a 400-page report compiled by the County Sherriff’s Office. The report […]

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FAAMA: Inside the U.S. School Allergy Law

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 […]

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Sabrina’s Nutty Tale

In May 2001, CBC Radio aired a first-person radio documentary about living with food allergies. It was called “A Nutty Tale,” and featured Sabrina Shannon, a vivacious girl who captured listeners’ hearts. Two years later, Sabrina tragically died from an anaphylactic reaction at her high school. But her legacy – and her voice – live […]

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Sabrina’s Law Turns Five

  I am very proud, honoured and humbled by the success of Sabrina’s Law at the 5th anniversary of its passage in Ontario. We live in a good world where something like Sabrina’s Law comes out of such tragedy. It is truly remarkable. I feel Sabrina is proud of the law that’s named after her […]

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School Hub

Schools and Allergies Resource Hub – U.S.

Allergic Living’s exclusive School Tools, including articles, action plans and more

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U.S. & Canada Anaphylaxis Laws, Guidelines

Canada Ontario’s legislation – Sabrina’s Law, the precedent-setting anaphylaxis legislation Alberta policy – ASBA Allergy and Anaphylaxis Policy Advisory British Columbia – Ministerial Order: British Columbia Anaphylaxis and Child Safety Framework / Anaphylaxis Protection Order Manitoba – 2008 law / Bill 232: The Public Schools Amendment Act (Anaphylaxis Policies) New Brunswick policy – Health Support Services policy for […]

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Sara Shannon’s Journey with Sabrina’s Law

She has known a parent’s greatest grief: Sara Shannon lost her daughter Sabrina to anaphylaxis in the 13-year-old’s first year of high school. But out of tragedy, hope has been born: Ontario passed Sabrina’s Law in 2005, which requires schools to have anaphylaxis policies, to reduce allergen exposure and to train all staff in the […]

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