Nine useful food allergen related resource websites

Contributed

Thanks to Kelowna Chapter President Irene Thompson who shared this list of articles from National.   If you come across interesting articles, please pass them on to us here david@kelownaceliac.org to share with others.

 

1. Health Canada’s Bureau of Chemical Safety would like to advise you of the following update(s) on Food Allergies & Intolerances:

The Food Directorate’s Bureau of Chemical Safety has updated Health Canada’s priority allergen pamphlets and has added a new pamphlet for Mustard:  http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/allerg/fa-aa/index-eng.php 

2. Anaphylaxis Canada, Facts + Advice Newsletter – October 2012

http://www.anaphylaxis.ca/en/i_want/newsletter/factsadvice/Facts-and-Advice-Newsletter

3. Allergen Control e-Book – Allergen Control & Regulations
Download Here:  http://www.foodinnovationcentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Allergen-Control-and-Regulations.pdf

4. Survey finds many adults and children at risk of anaphylaxis unprepared in the event of a life-threatening emergency
November 1, 2012
http://www.sanofi.ca/l/ca/en/layout.jsp?cnt=34205821-D755-4742-98E2-4B575C2E4B7D

5. Sugar ‘n’ Spice Not Always Nice
Allergies to cinnamon, vanilla and more can put a crimp on everyday life
November 10, 2012
http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=670178

6. Food allergies in Canada: teach children to be careful, not fearful
Published on Wednesday November 21, 2012 , Laurie Harada
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1291147–food-allergies-in-canada-teach-children-to-be-careful-not-fearful

7. ‘Could this be the next peanut?’: Assessing novel allergen potential
November 26, 2012
http://www.foodnavigator.com/Science-Nutrition/Could-this-be-the-next-peanut-Assessing-novel-allergen-potential
It is vital that industry supports novel food applications with good quality analysis of any potential allergens to avoid issues in regulatory risk assessments, says an allergen assessor.

 
8. CFIA tests for undeclared allergens – more than 95% with no detectable allergens
http://inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/news-releases/2012-12-07/eng/1354728825655/1354728861789

9. Allergic Living News Report – December 2012

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/216378/92c3797f54/132450000/2ed9ad0b1f/
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