Category: News

Important Note about Allerject®

Sanofi Canada issued a national voluntary recall of all Allerject® devices in October 2015 and advised consumers to return their Allerject® epinephrine auto-injector(s) to their local pharmacy for replacement EpiPen® auto-injector(s). In February 2016, it was announced that Sanofi will not renew their licensing agreement for Allerject®. The Allerject® is no longer being sold in Canada and…  Read More

Save the date! Food Allergy Canada’s 2016 conference

Our 2016 Community Conference Living well with food allergies: what we can learn from research If you are interested in learning the latest on food allergies and anaphylaxis, mark your calendar now for our 2016 conference, taking place at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Saturday May 28, 2016. Hear from leading allergy experts- key…  Read More

New product launch from Kellogg Canada

Kellogg Canada has recently announced the launch of limited edition Rice Krispies Squares bars with M&M’s brand Minis milk chocolate candies, which will begin to arrive in retail stores this month. These limited edition bars will include M&M’s brand Mini’s milk chocolate candies.  As such, they have now included a  “May Contain Peanuts” precautionary statement…  Read More

Creating safer environments for students: Show your support!

A Message from Food Allergy Canada: Join us as we move forward to help create safer environments for students –   #BePrepared As every parent knows, the life of a child is full of firsts: first steps, first time riding a bike, first day of school, first kiss. And, for those with food allergies other firsts…  Read More

Allergy Aware Challenge Winners!

In Fall 2015, Food Allergy Canada (formerly Anaphylaxis Canada) launched the Allergy Aware Challenge, a contest open to Canadian publicly-funded schools, to help promote the Anaphylaxis in Schools online course available at www.allergyaware.ca. We are pleased to announce the five lucky schools which will each receive prize packages of $1,000 towards the purchase of education-related…  Read More

Mise à jour de Sanofi Canada sur le rappel volontaire d’Allerject®

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE Laval (Québec) – le 2 décembre 2015 –  À la suite du rappel volontaire effectué par Sanofi-aventis Canada Inc. (Sanofi Canada), le 28 octobre 2015, de tous les lots d’auto-injecteurs d’épinéphrine Allerject® de 0,15 mg/0,15 mL et de 0,30 mg/0,3 mL, et étant donné la récente annonce confirmant que l’inventaire des autres auto-injecteurs d’épinéphrine est maintenant suffisant…  Read More

Update by Sanofi Canada on Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Allerject®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Laval, Quebec – December 2, 2015 – Following the October 28, 2015 voluntary recall by Sanofi-aventis Canada Inc. (Sanofi Canada) of all lots of Allerject® epinephrine auto-injectors of both the 0.15mg/0.15mL and 0.30mg/0.3mL strengths, and given the recent announcement that stock of alternative epinephrine auto-injectors is now sufficient to replace all Allerject®…  Read More

Support Food Allergy Canada’s #BePrepared Campaign

Food Allergy Canada provides invaluable support and resources to families and children with severe allergies and has improved anaphylaxis management policies and practices in school environments across the country. Food Allergy Canada is currently developing guidelines – the first of their kind in Canada — for managing food allergies in post-secondary institutions. This new resource…  Read More

Join the Giving movement and support Food Allergy Canada

Join Giving Tuesday on December 1, 2015 and support Food Allergy Canada’s #BePrepared campaign. As every parent knows, the life of a child is full of firsts: first steps, first time riding a bike, first day of school, first kiss. And, for those with food allergies other firsts include: the first reaction, first diagnosis, first…  Read More

Notice: Change in WestJet policy

WestJet recently updated their allergy policy, noting that EpiPens are currently not being carried on board their aircrafts. Food Allergy Canada recommends that all individuals with food or other serious allergies carry their own epinephrine auto-injectors at all times, especially when travelling. To view their full allergy policy or for any inquiries please visit Westjet…  Read More