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Tag Archives: Dining out

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

Op Ed: Compassion and support, not blame

By now, most of you will have heard about Simon-Pierre Canuel’s severe allergic reaction at a Quebec restaurant. This is a difficult situation for all involved, and our sympathies go out to M. Canuel. The man almost lost his life when he was served a meal containing salmon which he is allergic to – an…  Read More

Food Allergy Canada Responds to Arrest of Waiter in Quebec Allergy Case

According to a recent CBC report, a Quebec man with a fish allergy suffered a severe reaction after being mistakenly served his allergen at a restaurant. Simon-Pierre Canuel, a Gatineau resident, filed a formal complaint alleging that he had told the waiter about his severe allergy and that the information was not communicated to the kitchen. Police…  Read More

Spring Break: Tips for Travel from Food Allergy Canada

Passports: check. iPhone: check. Epinephrine auto-injectors: check. Are you ready for Spring Break holidays? If you are travelling and have food allergies, here are some tips to make sure you have a safe and relaxing vacation. Inspect your gear Get out your auto-injector and asthma medications and check to see that they are up to…  Read More

Safety Checklist

Living with food allergies means being prepared and staying safe. Choose from our menu on the left side of this page to learn about being allergy-aware at home, school, work and while travelling and dining out. Ask Yourself Before leaving the house: Do I have my epinephrine auto-injector? At the restaurant: Do the waitstaff and…  Read More

Food Allergies and Holiday Parties: A Guide for Keeping Safe

Holiday parties can be a challenge when you’re managing food allergies. Here are some tips from our members, whether you are celebrating with family, friends or co-workers. If You’re a Host Be Allergy Aware. Ask your guests about food allergies in advance, because they may not volunteer that information (especially in a workplace setting). Being…  Read More