Canadian Proposed Food Allergen/Gluten Labeling Regulations In Jeopardy

January 25, 2011 · Filed Under Food Allergen/Gluten Labeling 

This morning, I received an e-mail from Shelley Case who is on the medical advisory board for the Celiac Disease Foundation, the Gluten Intolerance Group, and the Canadian Celiac Association. Shelley is also the author of “Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide”.

Today’s e-mail is about a very important concern that could affect the health of 2.8 million Canadians with food allergies and gluten intolerance. For over 10 years, the Canadian Celiac Association and allergy associations have been advocating for better labeling laws so that Canadians can rightfully see the food allergens that may be in their foods. Progress was occurring, but now the proposed food allergen/gluten labeling regulations are in jeopardy. Please read Shelley’s e-mail below along with the links for more details. It is very important to support this movement. Without change, the health of many Canadians could be negatively impacted. 

Best Regards,

Shelly Stuart, R.N., B.Sc.N.

 

URGENT ALERT…

PROPOSED FOOD ALLERGEN/GLUTEN LABELING REGULATIONS IN JEOPARDY

Celiac and allergy groups have joined together in response to the strong opposition of the beer industry over the proposed regulatory changes by Health Canada. Below are some of the press releases in the news:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/Celiac-Disease-Allergens/Food-Beverage-Labelling/prweb4999184.htm

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2011/24/c4892.html

Please pass this along to your colleagues and friends in Canada or any media contacts you may have.

1. Please call Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office at (613) 992-4211 today!

2. Join Allergic Living’s write-in campaign:

http://www.allergicliving.com/petitions/food-labelling/

3. Contact your Member of Parliament. Click here to find your local MP:

http://www2.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/compilations/houseofcommons/memberbypostalcode.aspx?menu=hoc

Thank you for your help.

Shelley Case, RD
Consulting Dietitian, Case Nutrition Consulting
Author of Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide
Medical Advisory Board: Celiac Disease Foundation, Gluten Intolerance Group, Canadian Celiac Association
www.glutenfreediet.ca

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