Tag Archives: Allergen

Study: Anaphylaxis in Children is on the Rise

A new study by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found that incidents of anaphylaxis are on the rise for children. The findings, published this week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, show that the percentage of Emergency Room (ER) visits due to anaphylaxis has doubled over a…  Read More

How to Report a Reaction

To Report a Reaction to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency If you believe you had a reaction from a product that may have contained one of Canada‚Äôs priority allergens, but it was not list on the ingredient list of the product, you can report the incident to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The complaint…  Read More

Food Labelling

Understanding Food Labels One of the most important things you can do is to read food labels — and make a habit of checking ingredients carefully. This will help to prevent reactions to your allergens. Label-Reading Tips Read food labels each and every time you buy something. Manufacturers can change their production process and alter…  Read More

Food Allergens

People can be allergic to any food, but some allergies are more common than others. The following foods are listed as Priority Allergens by Health Canada, and have specific labelling requirements established by Health Canada. To learn more about each allergen and how to prevent reactions, click on the photo of the food. Each page…  Read More