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Food Allergy Canada and Toronto Argonaut Thomas Miles go trick-or-treating with the Teal Pumpkin Project® this Halloween

TORONTO, ON – October 24, 2016 – Food Allergy Canada and Toronto Argonaut Thomas Miles are once again bringing the Teal Pumpkin Project® to Canada. Launched in 2014 by the U.S. organization Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the Teal Pumpkin Project® promotes safety, inclusion, and respect of individuals managing food allergies. Food Allergy Canada…  Read More

New anaphylaxis online training course for child care professionals

For immediate release TORONTO, ON – October 19, 2016 – Food Allergy Canada is building on the success of its online anaphylaxis training program with the launch of its third course, Anaphylaxis in Child Care Settings: What Staff/Caregivers Need to Know. This free, bilingual, medically-reviewed resource is designed for child care staff/caregivers in both home-based…  Read More

Statement from Food Allergy Canada regarding price increases of the EpiPen® in the United States

Recent reports of rising price increases of the EpiPen® epinephrine auto-injector in the United States have caused concern for Canadian consumers, many of them parents who are getting their children ready for back-to-school. In response to several media and public inquiries, we thought it would be helpful to provide context around the Canadian situation. In…  Read More

Food allergies and restaurants: it is a public health issue

Updated Sept. 15: A Quebec waiter who served salmon tartare to a customer with a life-threatening fish allergy will not face criminal negligence charges. Earlier this year, police in Sherbrooke, Que. arrested a waiter at a Sherbrooke restaurant prompted by a customer’s severe allergic reaction. It has triggered a spirited public discussion into where responsibility lies…  Read More

Statement from Food Allergy Canada on reports of peanut butter being smeared on playground equipment in Toronto parks

Food Allergy Canada is very concerned about reports that peanut butter has been smeared on playground equipment in multiple Toronto playgrounds. Events like this are troubling and can cause concerns for families with young children with food allergies. Having a common allergen, like peanut butter, smeared on playground equipment is not something parents would expect…  Read More

Food Allergy Awareness Month continues with launch of online training course for parents and caregivers

TORONTO, ON – May 10, 2016 – Food Allergy Canada (formerly Anaphylaxis Canada) is building on the success of its online anaphylaxis training program with the launch of Anaphylaxis in the Community: What Parents and Others Need to Know. This free, medically-reviewed resource is especially designed for people with potentially life-threatening allergies and those who…  Read More

Food Allergy Canada celebrates annual Awareness Month with “Today I Need” campaign to highlight tools available to support families managing food allergy

TORONTO, ON – May 2, 2016 –Food Allergy Canada is unveiling an exciting new campaign that seeks to communicate the reality many Canadians affected with food allergy live with every day, and offering them real hope – today. The “Today I Need” initiative highlights specific, real-life examples of questions and concerns Food Allergy Canada hears…  Read More

Food Allergy Canada announces new mobile-friendly version of training course for educators

Bilingual resource helps keep kids with food allergies safe at school TORONTO, ON – September 3, 2015 – Food Allergy Canada (formerly Anaphylaxis Canada) is today announcing an exciting new version of its anaphylaxis course for educators. Developed with Leap Learning Technologies Inc. and in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology,…  Read More

Mississauga Anaphylaxis Education Group Update

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to sincerely express its thanks to Penny Anderson for serving five years as a support group leader of the Mississauga Anaphylaxis Education Group. Since the group was founded 10 years ago, countless people who have food allergies or at risk for anaphylaxis attended events for adults and kids, educational seminars and support meetings throughout…  Read More