Food Allergy Canada

Food Allergy Canada
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Food Allergy Canada educates, supports and advocates for the needs of people living with food allergies and the risk of anaphylaxis. We also support and participate in food allergy research.
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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is a Food Allergy Canada sponsored award, made possible through an educational grant from TD Securities. Two individuals in...
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Mythbuster – Can avoiding allergenic foods during pregnancy and breastfeeding prevent food allergy in...

Women do not need to avoid certain allergenic foods during pregnancy or breastfeeding according to current research. There is no evidence that avoidance prevents...
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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – June 2020

Register now for our upcoming webinars in our “Creating a better future” series. Read our statement on ALLERJECT® being available in Canada. Get answers...
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Mythbuster – If someone has a tree nut allergy, should they avoid peanuts?

Tree nuts such as almonds and cashews grow on trees but having a tree nut allergy doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re also allergic to...
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In a time of health care anxiety, Canadians living with food allergy have one...

TORONTO | The arrival of a second supplier for epinephrine auto-injectors is a big win for Canadians affected by food allergy or at risk...
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ALLERJECT® will soon be available in Canada!

Today, kaléo announced that ALLERJECT® epinephrine auto-injectors will be widely available in pharmacies across Canada starting May 19, 2020. With ALLERJECT, Canadians now have...
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Food Allergy Awareness Month: Get involved virtually!

Today marks the first day of Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada and although the month may not look like what we originally planned,...
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Mythbuster – Is only one dose of epinephrine needed to treat an anaphylactic reaction?

FACT: A second dose of epinephrine can be given as early as 5 minutes after the first dose if there is no improvement in...
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Supporting you and working together

We’re committed to providing you with support and services during this time. We are working hard to ensure you have what you need to...
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Tips for celebrating holidays safely at home

Holidays this month will be spent differently this year, with families staying home rather than gathering with others to celebrate traditions. We’ve put together...
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Register now: Webinar on the future outlook of therapies + online mentorship and more...

We are committed to providing you with support and services during this ever-changing time, helping you to manage your food allergy so you can...
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Mythbuster – Can the smell of food cause an allergic reaction?

FACT: The smell/odour of food does not contain protein, which is what causes an allergic reaction. Someone who is allergic to a particular food...
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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – March 2020

Register now for our 2020 National Conference: Creating a better future. Discover our #FoodAllergyFuture Challenge innovation contest for youth ages 12-25 and how they...
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Mythbuster – Are food sensitivity tests (IgG tests) helpful for diagnosing a food allergy?

FACT: Research does not support IgG testing for food allergy. These tests measure levels of IgG (immunoglobulin G) antibodies to foods and claim that removing...
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Student-led emergency response teams on campus

At McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a group of student volunteers are a part of the Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) which provides emergency...