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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – November 2022

November 4, 2022

Read the Allergy Alert safety update on undeclared milk and wheat. Register for our new webinar on going nuts about tree nuts and how to manage tree nut allergy with Dr. Douglas Mack. Get an update on Emerade™ expiry dates, several lot numbers have been extended. Read a statement from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on the Monkeypox/Smallpox vaccine. Check out how Canadians helped to make Halloween inclusive for kids with food allergy with our #ShineATealLight campaign. Plus, find out how you can support our charity on Giving Tuesday (November 29th).

Allergy Alert: Milk and Wheat

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with an allergy to milk and wheat not to consume the recalled products described below. The affected products contain milk and wheat that is not declared on the label.

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This safety update is a part of our Allergy Alerts service, which includes food recalls, allergen changes from food manufacturers, and labelling updates.

You can count on our Allergy Alerts service to ensure you are kept informed on food safety issues that impact you.

Milk and Wheat Alert

Cappola brand Genoa Salami recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat


Affected allergen: Milk, Wheat
Company: Maple Leaf Foods
Product: Genoa Salami
Affected provinces: National
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December 8th at 12pm-1pm EST Webinar

Going nuts about tree nuts: Learn what’s changed in tree nut allergy – register now!

Dr. Doug Mack
Dr. Doug Mack

There is a greater understanding of tree nut allergy now than ever before, and this has implications for the way the allergy is managed. Learn from Canadian allergist Dr. Douglas Mack on how tree nut allergy management has changed and what it may mean for affected individuals, like the ability to eat certain tree nuts. This session is just in time for the holidays, when there may be many seasonal bowls of mixed nuts at parties and other gatherings.

What the webinar is about: Current thinking about tree nut allergy management, allergy to a particular nut(s) versus all nuts, and considerations when you have tree nut allergy or care for someone who does. Plus, find out how well you can identify one nut from another as part of a show and tell.

Register now for this informative webinar, and please share with others who may benefit from the information provided.

Update on the expiry of EMERADE™ auto-injectors from Bausch Health, Canada Inc.


Bausch Health, Canada Inc. has extended the expiration dates on certain lot numbers of EMERADE™ devices. Please read their statement below for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact Bausch Health at canada.customerservice@bauschhealth.com or call 1 800-361-4261.

Update from Bausch Health, Canada Inc.

November 2022

Important update on the expiry of EMERADE Epinephrine Autoinjector

In July 2022, EMERADE 0.3 mg (DIN 02458446) and 0.5 mg (DIN 02458454) autoinjectors received an authorization from Health Canada to extend the expiration of the product from 18 to 24 months.

Bausch Health, Canada Inc. has extended the expiration dates by 6 months on EMERADE 0.3 mg and 0.5 mg on five (5) lots currently in the market (please refer to the table below). Health Canada has been notified and has no objection with this proposition.

This means that if your EMERADE Epinephrine Autoinjector is from any of the lots stated in the table below, a new expiration date applies. Refer to “New Expiration Date” Column. Note that EMERADE is safe to use up until the new expiration date.

Lot NumberOriginal Expiration Date
(on label)
New Expiration Date
(DIN 02458446)
Z0034B2CJune 2023Dec 2023
(DIN 02458446)
Z0076B1AAugust 2023Feb 2024
(DIN 02458454)
Z0034C1AJune 2023Dec 2023
(DIN 02458454)
Z0076C2A & Z0088C3AAugust 2023Feb 2024

*Note: expiration dates are valid through the last day of the month listed

Where do I find the lot number of my EMERADE Epinephrine Autoinjector?

The lot numbers are printed on the device, below the original expiration date.

If you have additional questions, you can always reach us by email at canada.customerservice@bauschhealth.com or by phone: 1 800-361-4261.

CSACI statement on IMVAMUNE (Monkeypox/Smallpox) vaccine

Monkeypox vaccine

The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) has released a statement about the IMVAMUNE (Monkeypox/Smallpox) vaccine in individuals with allergic/immunocompromising conditions.

Thanks for supporting kids with food allergy on Halloween

Shout out to everyone who helped make Halloween safer and more inclusive for kids with food allergy by Shining a Teal Light!

Whether you attended a teal monument lighting, illuminated your house in teal, used a teal light pin on Nextdoor’s Treat Map, handed out allergy-friendly and/or non-food treats, fundraised with our glow-in-the-dark teal bracelets or shared our resources, you have all made an impact. #FoodAllergyChampions

Check out some photos from our community below.

Although Halloween is now over, you can still help drive food allergy awareness and #ShineATealLight all year long.

Help make an impact this Giving Tuesday – November 29th

Giving Tuesday is coming up on November 29th, it’s a global movement dedicated to supporting charities through giving and volunteering.

Ahead of Giving Tuesday, take a moment to learn how your generous contributions allow us to sustain our educational programming, advocate for change, and provide life-changing support for the over 3 million Canadians impacted by food allergy. Learn more and please consider donating to Food Allergy Canada on Giving Tuesday.

Your support is transformational.

Check out our latest Impact Report and watch a video to hear from our transformational supporters. You’ll learn how we have transformed the way food allergy is managed for over 20 years to help you and your families live safely and confidently with the condition.

Plus, view our Impact in numbers to learn where your money goes and how your support is driving impact in the food allergy community.

From our advocacy work on improving food labelling, to ensuring access to epinephrine auto-injectors, to helping to #MakeFoodAllergyCount through the National Food Allergy Action Plan, your donations make our important work possible.

Visit our donate page to discover the different ways you can give to our charity and plan your giving today. We can’t make real impact without your support. Thanks in advance for helping to #MakeFoodAllergyCount.

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