CBC News – Stricter food label rules target allergens

Feb 14

CBC News – Stricter food label rules target allergens

HUGE Win for the Canadian Food Allergic Population Food manufacturers have 18 months to adhere to tighter rules dealing with the labelling of food allergens, Health Canada announced Monday. The amended rules would target food allergens, gluten sources and sulphites, which will have to be explicitly identified on packaging.Manufacturers will be required to list what type of allergens, gluten sources or sulphites are present in a product or in any of the ingredients used to make that product. For example, a food product that lists “spice” or “seasoning” as an ingredient would have to specify whether the ingredient contains allergenic substances. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Monday the new labelling requirements do not include beer and wine, which are being dealt with separately, because the government needed to move on food now. The revised rules were first introduced in 2008 by then-health minister Tony Clement. Most of the new regulations were published officially Monday in the Canada Gazette, the government publication that lists all laws and Orders-in-Council. Read the full article via CBC News – Politics – Stricter food label rules target allergens. Share...

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Win an autographed copy of one of Kyle Dine’s CDs!

Feb 14

Win an autographed copy of one of Kyle Dine’s CDs!

Now that you all know about Kyle Dine you will be happy to hear that I have a copy of each of Kyle Dine’s albums Food Allergies Rock, his newest release and You Must Be Nuts BOTH AUTOGRAPHED AND AVAILABLE TO BE WON!!! To win one (it will be a random draw for each) all you have to do is comment here with a piece of info about Kyle that you find on his website or on his Facebook page! While you’re on his Facebook page make sure you Like it!!! With hits like Food Allergies Rock, My Epineph-Friend, Epiman, The Doghouse and The Birthday Party, these albums should be in everyone’s collection! If you don’t win be sure to order one or both! The contest will run until the end of the day on March 1st so be sure to post! One post per person please. Multiple comments will only be counted once. I will do a random draw on or around the 2nd of March and contact the winners around the same time. Good luck and spread the news of the contest!!! Share...

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