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Food Allergen Questionnaire

02 August 2011 - 03:51 PM

Hey guys. I need your help within the next week if possible!

We're doing a project on food allergies and Campbell's in my Business Admin. class as our major project!

All you need to do is reply with your e-mail address (or PM it to me) and I'll e-mail you a copy of the short survey. Fill it out and send it back! That simple :). I promise the data will not be used for any other purpose!

I'm planning on actually submitting the overall results to Campbell's (US and Canada), so your responses may be more meaningful than you think.

Suggestions For A Complicated Diet

25 April 2011 - 12:42 AM

I think I need advice from some of you, as I know I have heard from some of you that you have multiple allergies.
I am of course gluten-free, and mainly lactose-free (I can tolerate some forms of dairy again).
Since then I have developed the following complications:
- some form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (still undiagnosed after 5 1/2 years almost), can't tolerate red meat or most veggies
- allergies to all food but beans (as of July 2009)
- high blood pressure

So, I am trying to manage 6 separate diets: gluten-free, mainly lactose-free, red meat-free, veggie-free, low-sodium, AND am on a rotation diet which I have modified to what works for me (this means I eat something for a few days in a row, then not again for a few weeks, rather than once every 4 days)

Is anyone else here just as in bad shape for food?? I'm just puzzled how to rotate it all, while being 100% gluten-free, and stop packing on the pounds...

Gluten-Free Restaurants In Saskatchewan

25 April 2011 - 12:34 AM

Wayyy back in the day there used to be a topic about gluten-free restaurants in Saskatchewan. But I know some of these no longer exist. I think we should start one up again :). We may be a tiny province but with more and more Celiacs out there I bet this would come in handy!
I've got a list as of July/2010:

- 2nd Avenue Grill
- 6 Twelve Lounge, Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
- Asian Restaurant
- Avocados Mexican Restaurant
- CAFE 224
- Chianti Cafe
- Genesis Family Restaurant
- John's Prime Rib & Steakhouse
- La Bamba Cafe
- La Bamba Bel Norde
- Little Bangkok
- Prairie Ink
- Schreyer's Smoked BBQ Shack
- Spicy Garden Vietnamese Restaurant (can make most dishes gluten-free)
- Tarragon's Restaurant
- 3 Blue Diamonds (the Chicken Parmesiana with tossed salad and rice is safe. I have ate it many times)
- Boston Pizza (ask for gluten-free menu)

- Golf's Steakhouse
- Luiggi's
- Vietnamese Gardens
- The Cottage
- Mediterranean Bistro
- The Green Spot Cafe
- Tumbler's/Western Pizza (gluten-free pizza crust with some safe toppings)
- Boston Pizza (ask for gluten-free menu)

Someone help me out here and add to the list!

Celiac And Back Problems?

10 April 2011 - 11:24 AM

Hi everyone. I was wondering, is there a connect between back problems/bone diseases and Celiac?

I had x-rays done on March 17th and got results from my physiotherapist last Monday...and it wasn't very good.

The x-rays showed levoconvex lumbar scoliosis (still considered mild) beginning in my first 5 vertebrae. But that's not all it showed. The exact words were "mild disc height loss at the lumbosacral junction" (in the words of the physiotherapist, the disc that connects the lumbar to the main joints with your hip bones and things like that has begun to deteriorate). :(.

It's Official, Gluten Must Be Labelled!

14 February 2011 - 01:14 PM

This is the latest news as of today:

New Health Canada rules expand food labels to specify allergens, gluten

By: The Canadian Press

Posted: 02/14/2011 10:38 AM | Comments: 0 | Last Modified: 02/14/2011 1:42 PM

OTTAWA - New labelling rules will give consumers more detailed information about the presence of allergens, gluten and sulphites in food and drink, Health Canada said Monday.

The department said the new labels will require manufacturers to clearly list the presence of such substances.

The rules will require a listing of allergens in smaller components of the product, as well.

For example, if a product includes spices, the label must declare if the spices contain allergens or gluten.

Milk, egg or fish products used to purify wines or spirits must also be listed on the label.

Beer, ale, stout, porter and malt liquor are exempt from the new labelling rules.

The new requirements will be phased in over 18 months to give manufacturers time to comply.

The regulations require the use of plain words, such as wheat or milk.

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq says the changes are particularly aimed at protecting children.

"These changes to food labels will make it easier for parents of children with food allergies to identify potentially harmful, if not fatal, ingredients in foods," she said in a statement.

Health Canada estimates that five to six per cent of young children and three to four per cent of adults suffer from food allergies.

Nearly one per cent of the population is affected by celiac disease. These people can suffer long-term complications from eating foods which contain gluten.

The exemption for beer came after hard lobbying from brewers, who argued that celiac sufferers already know that beer is made from grain. They also said tougher label requirements would be costly for small brewers.

Health Canada said it wants to work on the brewers' concerns. But rather than delaying the regulations, it was decided to exempt beer, at least for the time being.

"Any additional amendments dealing with enhanced labelling of beer will be dealt with once further consultations and discussions can be held," the department said.

Anaphylaxis Canada, a support and advocacy group for people with severe allergies, welcomed the new rules, but expressed disappointment with the exemption for beer.

"Allowing a last-minute exemption for the brewery industry — against the advice of medical experts, consumer and health advocates and the government’s own departmental advisers — defies logic and raises serious questions about the credibility of its public consultation process," the organization said in a news release.

It urged the department to resolve the matter quickly.

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