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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – January 2017

Read on for the latest news this month including our 2017 focus, an update on McDonald’s, the new guidelines on the introduction of peanuts (including a survey link to get your feedback by Feb. 21), the AUVI-Q launch in the U.S., the winner of Allergy Friendly Food Drive Challenge and more! 2017: Our focus for…  Read More

New! Meeting with McDonald’s and their response to our community

In response to our open letter to McDonald’s in the Globe and Mail on January 23rd, and the overwhelming public response and media coverage around the recent allergy-related changes at McDonald’s, we are meeting with John Betts, President & CEO of McDonald’s Canada, and his team in February. This is great news and really demonstrates…  Read More

Not lovin’ it! New allergy statement from McDonald’s

McDonald’s Canada launched the new SKOR McFlurry on January 17, 2017 along with a new allergy notice. The new allergy statement, posted at McDonald’s restaurants, notes the following: “Allergy notice. Dear Guests, we now offer products containing NUTS that are not individually packaged. Products at this location may contain or come into contact with PEANUTS, TREE…  Read More

New allergy-related changes at all McDonald’s locations in Canada

Last November, McDonald’s Canada had introduced the SKOR McFlurry in two specific Ontario restaurants as a pilot project, along with a new allergy notice. McDonald’s has announced that they will now introduce the SKOR McFlurry and the new allergy notice nationally on January 17, 2017. For more information, please read the McDonald’s launch announcement at the…  Read More

Announcing the winning school of the 2016 Allergy-Friendly Food Drive Challenge

We are very pleased to announce that Secord Elementary School in Toronto, Ontario has won the 2016 Allergy Friendly Food Drive Challenge. Secord Elementary School will receive the grand prize of 15 iPad Air2 tablets and a meet and greet with Canadian hall-of-fame racecar driver Alex Tagliani at their school! Food Allergy Canada launched the…  Read More

Important changes with the introduction of peanuts to babies

Updated as of March 14, 2017: Webinar on the new guidelines for the introduction of peanut to babies We recently hosted a webinar with the Canadian Society of Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) on the new guidelines for the introduction of peanut to babies (see below for the original post on the…  Read More

Ways to give – December 2016

Give a different type of gift to your loved ones this holiday season! Donate to Food Allergy Canada for the holidays and help us to support you, your family and all Canadians with food allergies to have a better quality of life and live more confidently. You can also “gift” your donation to loved ones…  Read More

From the community: FPIES focus

This month, we are focusing on learning  more about FPIES, the non-IgE mediated form of food allergy you might not know a lot about. We hear from I-FPIES, an international FPIES association that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with FPIES, and we hear from a mom who has two children,…  Read More