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Health Canada answers your questions about food labels, allergens and more

If you have food allergies, you may know that Health Canada plays a role in food labelling, inspection and enforcement. Over the years, Food Allergy Canada has been in contact with Health Canada and has provided feedback on positive changes related to labelling and other issues affecting people with allergies. Health Canada takes a proactive…  Read More

2015: The Year in Food Allergy

2015 was a year of promising research, groundbreaking education initiatives, important legislation and, unfortunately, heartbreaking loss with the deaths of several young people in our community. As we look back, we see a year of change both nationally and within Food Allergy Canada. Here are some highlights — and a glimpse into 2016. 10-year anniversary…  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