Home Food Allergies Newest information from Meals Allergy Canada – June 2024

Newest information from Meals Allergy Canada – June 2024


Take a look at our recap of Meals Allergy Consciousness Month, learn our Peanut Allergy Alert about Maple Lodge Farms including pea protein to its wiener merchandise, assist us welcome our two new Company Ambassadors, and join our June webinar on meals allergy remedy. Plus, uncover our suggestions and sources for having an allergy-safe summer time.  

It’s a wrap for Might: Meals Allergy Consciousness Month

Thanks for an additional profitable Meals Allergy Consciousness Month (FAAM)! From the beginning of FAAM to the tip, lots of you participated in our Comprehend it. Deal with it. marketing campaign to empower Canadians to know the indicators and signs of anaphylaxis and to deal with it with epinephrine.

By way of the Know It. Deal with It. marketing campaign, you took half in our webinars and Fb lives, shared our posts and sources, took a photograph of one in all 50+ monuments throughout the nation lit in teal, and contributed a #KnowItTreatIt story to share your expertise with recognizing and treating anaphylaxis.

Congratulations to our Comprehend it. Deal with it. contest winners! Thanks to everybody who helped elevate consciousness of anaphylaxis by means of their #KnowItTreatIt tales. We had over 100 story submissions in Might from throughout Canada! Everybody who submitted a narrative was entered into our contest. We’re excited to announce the winners of the #KnowItTreatIt contest beneath.

Grand prize winner – $100 + a Meals Allergy Canada prize pack

  • Bethany S., Kitchener, ON

Meals Allergy Canada prize pack winners

  • Tara R., Swan Hills, AB
  • Valerie L., Ottawa, ON
  • Leah H., Surrey, BC

Assist us hold the #KnowItTreatIt dialog going all year long, Due to the ability of the tales shared, we’re going to hold this gallery open on our website all 12 months lengthy. You’ll be able to test it out at foodallergycanada.ca/KnowTreat and get impressed to share your story!

Bethany S.
Valerie L.

Many because of our supporters for being #FoodAllergyChampions!

We actually admire the generosity of the organizations beneath for donating a substantial quantity of media house so we may unfold consciousness and training on acknowledge and deal with anaphylaxis with the Give and Go adverts. Mixed, we had over 117 million impressions throughout the nation (that means, our Give and Go messages had been displayed over 117 million occasions)!

  • VENDO Media  for donating a big quantity of out of doors billboard house throughout Canada.
  • Captivate Community  for donating an in depth community of workplace foyer and elevator promoting throughout Canada.
  • Adapt Media  for donating a considerable amount of retail house the place our adverts appeared in unbiased comfort shops and small grocery and retail shops inside metropolis centres, busy intersections, and condominium improvement areas.
  • UB Media  for donating a big quantity of promoting house throughout their nationwide networks, together with main post-secondary campuses, and eating places/bars.
VENDO Media: Out of doors billboard screens
Captivate Community: Workplace foyer and elevator adverts
Adapt Media: Adverts showing in retail areas
UB Media: Campus digital screens, restobar digital screens, and residential digital screens

ICYMI – Peanut Allergy Alert: Pea protein added to Maple Lodge Farms wiener merchandise

Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. introduced the addition of a brand new ingredient, pea protein, to its well-liked wiener merchandise distributed nationwide:

  • Maple Lodge Farms The Unique Hen Wieners 450g
  • Zabiha Halal Unique Hen Wieners 450g
  • Zabiha Halal Corn Canine 1kg

Some individuals with peanut allergy might have an allergic response to meals containing components that come from peas, like pea protein or pea protein isolate. Please communicate together with your allergist concerning the security of consuming merchandise containing pea protein if in case you have issues.

Packaging modifications for the impacted merchandise began in late 2023 and are ongoing all through 2024.

Discover extra particulars on the merchandise affected and browse Maple Lodge Farms’ replace outlining the ingredient and labelling modifications.

Welcome to our new Company Ambassadors

Please assist us welcome the 2 latest members of our Company Ambassador Program, Riverside Pure Meals (Residence of MadeGood) and Uber Eats.  

This program offers a singular providing throughout the Canadian market the place we work with firms to make allergen administration a meals security precedence, with a shared purpose of serving to to extend entry to correct ingredient data so everybody could make secure and knowledgeable meals decisions.  

Learn beneath for extra on our new members! 

Riverside Pure Meals (Residence of MadeGood)

By way of the Company Ambassador Program, we’re dedicated to working with Riverside Pure Meals to assist them higher perceive and reply to the wants of Canadians with meals allergy by means of ongoing engagement and collaboration. 

In flip, Riverside Pure Meals is dedicated to educating Canadians about product components and vitamin, enabling them to make knowledgeable decisions that meet their dietary wants. By way of their portfolio of manufacturers, they attempt to supply people and households with a variety of high-quality merchandise and decisions, which cater to many impacted by meals allergy. 

For extra data or if in case you have questions associated to their product choices, please go to riversidenaturalfoods.com. 

Thanks to Riverside Pure Meals for his or her help and dedication to the meals allergy neighborhood by means of our Company Ambassador Program. 

Uber Eats

As part of the Company Ambassador Program, we’re dedicated to working with Uber Eats to assist them higher perceive and reply to the wants of Canadians with meals allergy by means of ongoing engagement and collaboration. 

As a member of this program, Uber Eats is dedicated to bettering the net ordering expertise for individuals with meals allergy to allow them to extra simply navigate secure meals choices and disclose their meals allergic reactions in a streamlined method.

This can be a optimistic first step, we sit up for our continued collaborations with Uber Eats, and others within the foodservice trade, to make sure Canadians with meals allergy can navigate secure meals decisions.

Be taught extra concerning the meals allergy options that Uber Eats just lately launched of their app!

Webinar June 26th: Meals allergy remedy – what’s allergen immunotherapy and the way has it superior over the previous 5 years?

Dr. Edmond Chan

Be a part of us to listen to from Dr. Edmond Chan about meals allergen immunotherapy (also referred to as desensitization). In the event you’re interested by remedies and therapies for meals allergy, this session is a should! Register now.

What the webinar is about: What meals allergen immunotherapy is and its numerous varieties:

  • Oral immunotherapy (OIT) – the place the allergen is eaten
  • Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) – the place the allergen is positioned below the tongue
  • Epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT) – the place an allergen patch is utilized to the pores and skin

Discover out who the remedies are greatest suited to, what they’ll and can’t accomplish, what the present panorama is for every remedy, and what’s on the horizon.

Who’s presenting: Dr. Edmond Chan, a Pediatric Allergist on the BC Youngsters’s Hospital (BCCH) Allergy Clinic, UBC Medical Professor, Medical Investigator at BCCH Analysis Institute, and Head of the BCCH Division of Allergy & Immunology, the place he leads a meals allergy analysis program. He’s scientific investigator with each nationwide and worldwide analysis research. Dr. Chan is Vice President of the CSACI, on the Government of the CPS’ Allergy Part, and on Meals Allergy Canada’s Healthcare Advisory Board, and steering committee for Canada’s Nationwide Meals Allergy Motion Plan. 

When is it: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 12-1pm EDT.

Suggestions and sources for an allergy-safe summer time

It’s summertime! Take a look at our suggestions and sources for having a enjoyable and allergy-safe season.


From day camp to in a single day camp, many children sit up for a summer time camp expertise.

Uncover our suggestions for attending camp and managing meals allergy with confidence.

Be ready

Wherever you go this summer time, have your epinephrine auto-injectors useful and saved at room temperature, not uncovered to excessive warmth or chilly. Learn our sheet on epinephrine for extra data.


Whether or not your journey is by planes, trains, or cars, summer time is a well-liked time for a visit!

Learn our tips on planning forward and discover sources for travelling with meals allergy.


Summer season is an ideal time to have a BBQ or picnic with household and associates. Comply with our internet hosting suggestions sheet in order that meals allergy is factored in and everybody enjoys these gatherings.

Tags: Company Ambassadors, FAAM recap, summer time suggestions, webinars

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