January 14, 2022

Mythbusters is our regular newsletter feature which addresses common myths and misconceptions about food allergy and anaphylaxis. In 2021, we covered topics ranging from food allergen labelling laws to treating reactions, and more.  

Read below for some of these topics and check out our new mythbusters section for additional information. Knowing what’s fact versus fiction is important for managing food allergy confidently.

Couple choosing jar of marmalade, reading nutrition labelMythbuster – Do food allergen labelling laws apply to all products?
Customer in pharmacy holding bottle. Woman reading the label text about ingredient information.Mythbuster: Do food allergen labelling laws apply to natural health products?
Epinephrine auto-injectorsMythbuster: Can Benadryl® be used instead of epinephrine to treat anaphylaxis?
Child holding an auto injectorMythbuster – Are the upper arm, the thigh and the hip all recommended sites for epinephrine auto-injectors to be given?

Learn from our mythbusters and share them with others.

Find out if the smell of food can cause an allergic reaction, if food allergy can be outgrown, if results of skin prick tests indicate severity of allergy, if hives are always present during an allergic reaction – and more!