July 07, 2014

Celebrating Gluten Free Life In Canada



What it's like to be Gluten Free in Canada


 The Canadian Celiac Association provides advice and support nation wide.

We enjoy the hard work provided by the Gluten Free Certification Program. When  the below symbol is on a package, we can be sure it has met high standards and is safe for consumption.



Some Canadian Celiac Facts

1 in 133 people in Canada are estimated to have Celiac Disease.



Thunder Bay MPP Bill Mauro  has our backs as c
urrently Ontario is the only Province in which the Celiac blood test is not covered.



Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario are working on a therapy to treat Celiac Disease.



Our Laws

It is illegal to label oats gluten free in Canada. They may only carry wheat free on the label.

The Canadian Government offers support information online.
 
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA )is responsible for enforcing Canada's strict food labelling laws. If something is mislabelled Gluten Free or is leading people to believe it's safe, when in fact it is not, we can report the offending product here.

They are  also responsible for our Food Recall Warnings program. This program provides alerts via email sign up, Twitter, Facebook, RSS Feeds and mobile application.


Notable Canadian Celiac's


Max Domi is a Minnesota Wild 2014 draft prospect , and son of retired Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi.


Christine Nesbitt  is an 
Olympic gold medal speed skater 



Tom Kostopoulos  ia a f
ormer Calgary Flames Right Wing  and current member of the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh Penguins farm team)







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