Bringing the allergen food labelling issue to the table
By Sara Zborovski
Below is my latest blog from the Huffington Post on the soon-to-be-required improved Canadian allergen labeling requirements. Since posting it, I learned more about the advocacy that went into getting the amended labelling regulations implemented.
Huge kudos to the folks at Allergic Living Magazine, who I understand advocated mightily alongside Anaphylaxis Canada and the Canadian Celiac Association. In addition to bringing the issue of allergen food labeling to the table, they spurred this letter-writing campaign, resulting in 5,000 Canadians writing directly to Stephen Harper to force action. This is what Allergic Living’s Editor, Gwen Smith had to say about the frustratingly-long process, just days before the announcement that the new regulations would be passed (the two opening paragraphs made me laugh out loud!).
Clearly this was a long and well-fought battle. Bravo to those who pushed through these important amendments! Read Huffington Post WATCH VIDEO