Tag Archives: Eating out

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

Starting from Scratch: A Chef with Food Allergies Opens His Own Shop

Neil Lomas is a professionally-trained chef from the UK, now living in Toronto. He had no food allergies growing up. One night when he was in his 20s, he had a major food allergy reaction — which was soon diagnosed as a fish allergy. Within a few years, he had also developed allergies to shellfish,…  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

Dining Out

Dining out with food allergies can be a challenge, but it can be done safely. The best way to stay safe is by being informed and communicating your needs. Before You Go: Be Informed Visit the restaurant website and review the menu and allergy policies. If possible, phone ahead and talk to the restaurant manager…  Read More