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Blue Jays to offer peanut controlled seating for those with allergies

Peanut/Nut Controlled Section Available for 6 Games

(from Blue Jays press release)

The Blue Jays are doubling the number of games with peanut/nut-controlled seating this year, up to six from three a year ago.

At these games, fans with peanut/nut allergies can purchase tickets to a special section in the 200-level outfield, dubbed the Peanut Controlled Zone, where nuts will be restricted. Read more

Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association partners with EpiPen® to educate members about food allergens

February 21, 2013

TORONTO – The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is working with the Canadian distributor of EpiPen auto-injectors to better serve the estimated 1.3 million Canadians with food allergies when they dine at restaurants. Read more

MP Dechert Raises Awareness to Anaphylaxis Month

May 30th, 2012

Mississauga, Ontario – Bob Dechert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale made a statement in the House of Commons today:

Mr. Bob Dechert (Mississauga—Erindale, CPC): “I stand today to bring attention to national anaphylaxis month.

Many Canadians live with a severe allergic condition that causes them to pay constant attention to what they eat, and even sometimes what they touch. They live everyday with the worry of being only one mistake away from a potentially life threatening accident.

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Applauding Fed’s $36.5 Million Investment in Research

Families of the CAI were very pleased to learn of the multi-million dollar, multi-year commitment the federal government recently announced for Canadian research on allergies.  This is fantastic and speaks to the CAI’s call for long-term government support of anaphylaxis research.

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Federal Government Strengthens Food Allergen Labelling Regulations

REPOST – (from Feb 14, 2011) Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State (Economic Development Agency of for the Regions of Quebec), along with Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Niagara West-Glanbrook Member of Parliament Dean Allison, announced regulations to strengthen Canada’s labelling of food allergens and gluten sources. Read more

A Family Affair for Anaphylaxis Awareness

The C.A.I. – A Family Affair for Anaphylaxis Awareness

Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative (CAI) is a family affair that has at its core concerned mothers – Debbie Bruce, Gladys Vergis-Mayo, Cindy Paskey and Mindi Ferkul. These four mothers work tiredlessly at the many CAI volunteer activities.

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Commentary on Canada’s Anaphylaxis Awareness Motion

Chris George of Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative looks to Group’s activities through 2012

Moved to “prompt action in Ottawa” to assist those with severe, life-threatening allergies, a small group of families have come together to form the Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative. These families, many from the Niagara Region, have been working with Niagara West-Glanbrook Member of Parliament Dean Allison to advance a motion in Parliament and to raise awareness of anaphylaxis among MPs and government officials.

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