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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’s 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

Medication

Quick Facts Many different prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions usually happen within an hour but can also occur hours or days later. It is important to wear medical identification jewelry (such as a MedicAlert® bracelet) so that people will know about your drug allergy if there is an accident….  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

Non-Food Allergens

Non-Food Causes of Anaphylaxis In addition to food, anaphylaxis can be caused by medication, insect stings, latex, exercise, or unknown reasons (“idiopathic”). Medication An allergy to medication happens when your immune system reacts to the drug. Any drug can cause a reaction. Learn more Insect Stings The most common sources of allergy from insect stings are…  Read More