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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – February 2024

February 8, 2024

Take our survey to let us know what webinar topics you want this year, it closes next week! Read our Peanut Allergy Alert about Maple Lodge Farms adding pea protein to its wiener products. Join our team as a Marketing Communications Specialist. Learn about our 2023 community awards and apply or nominate someone. Plus, discover our tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day in an allergy-friendly way.

Survey: Tell us what webinar topics you want – closes next week!

We are interested in knowing what food allergy-related topics you would like to learn about this year. Your feedback will help inform our 2024 educational webinar programming priorities. Complete our survey by February 16th to share your thoughts.

Are you interested in topics like food allergen labelling, oral allergy syndrome/pollen food allergy syndrome, the future outlook of therapies, or food intolerance vs food allergy? Do you want to learn about how to gain more control of your food allergy in terms of the roles of diagnostic testing and treatment, and assessing risk?

Check out our list of food allergy-related topics in the survey; you can also suggest ones that are not part of the list. We want to know what topics are important to you and your family – this will help us serve you better.

Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey, it closes next week!

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

Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. has recently announced the addition of a new ingredient, pea protein, to its popular wiener products distributed nationwide:

  • Maple Lodge Farms The Original Chicken Wieners 450g
  • Zabiha Halal Original Chicken Wieners 450g
  • Zabiha Halal Corn Dog 1kg

Some people with peanut allergy may have an allergic reaction to foods containing ingredients that come from peas, like pea protein or pea protein isolate. Please speak with your allergist about the safety of eating products containing pea protein if you have concerns.

Packaging changes for the impacted products began at the end of 2023 and the transition to the new packaging is expected to be completed by March 2024.

Find more details on the products affected, and read the Maple Lodge Farms update outlining the ingredient and labelling changes.

Join us: Apply for our Marketing Communications Specialist role

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Do you have a background in marketing communications and a passion for the non-profit sector? Join our team and help us elevate our brand and create awareness of the organization.

Learn more and apply by February 29, 2024. 

Applications open: Community awards

Apply or nominate others for our community awards! Learn more about them below and discover last year’s inspiring winners. Apply early and please share with others who may be interested. Applications close April 1, 2024. 

Robyn Allen
Robyn Allen

Robyn Allen Leadership Award

For an individual who has exemplified extraordinary leadership and dedication in the advancement of food allergy awareness and education.  

Meet our 2023 recipient, Allison Kapp.

Sabrina Shannon, young Ontario girl who passed away in 2003 due to an anaphylactic reaction
Sabrina Shannon

Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

For students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution. Students can apply for a chance to receive one of two awards valued at $1,000 each. Applicants do not need to have food allergy to be eligible for the award.

Meet our 2023 winners, Benjamin Cruickshank and Christian Kennedy.

Having an allergy-friendly Valentine’s Day

We have tips and resources to help you have an allergy-friendly Valentine’s Day, have a look!

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