Update: Canadian Proposed Food Allergen/Gluten Labelling Regulations Moving Forward With Exemption For The Brewer’s Industry
According to CBC News, the Canadian Food Allergen/Gluten Labelling Regulations are moving forward and should hopefully should be in effect within 18 months. This is great news, however, there is still a concern with brewed products since an exemption is currently being made for the brewer’s industry. For more information, click on the following link to view the article, “Stricter Food Label Rules Target Allergens”.
Personally, I’m thrilled to hear the news about this regulation moving forward. As a result, lives may be saved and many sick days may be avoided. In the past, it was very easy to accidentally be exposed to a food allergen due to labelling laws that didn’t require specific allergens to be easily identified on labels. The passing of this new regulation is definitely a move in the right direction.
Hopefully, the government will continue to work with the brewer’s industry to help them implement similar labelling in the future. I think it is important for this labelling regulation to eventually apply to all industries so that no one has to suffer unnecessarily due to accidental exposures to allergens.
Also, see another Article From “Allergic Living”