OTTAWA, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical
Immunology (CSACI), representing specialty physicians, academic
researchers, and allied health professionals in the field, was very
happy to hear the announcement of important changes to food labelling
regulations to be implemented by August 2012.
Following an extensive consultation process, involving members of the
CSACI throughout, the Minister of Health and Health Canada formally
announced Monday February 14 that labels for pre-packaged foods in
Canada will require clear identification of priority allergens and
glutens, as well as added sulphites, in plain English or French.
"These much-anticipated changes to the food labelling regulations will
allow allergic Canadians and their families to make safer,
better-educated food choices, and will undoubtedly improve their
quality of life," noted CSACI President Dr. Stuart Carr.
The CSACI applauds this announcement, and looks forward to an ongoing
partnership with the Minister of Health and Health Canada, the food and
beverage industries, and other important stakeholders as it continues
to strive to optimize food labelling, especially with regards to
'precautionary labelling', which has become an unfortunate and often
inaccurate burden for affected Canadians.
The announced new regulations are an exciting development, confirming
the effectiveness of a collaborative approach to the health and safety
of Canadians with food allergies.
SOURCE Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - CSACI
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