Gluten-Free labeling for products containing oats in Canada

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What did Health Canada change in a nutshell?
On May 19, 2015, Canada joined the U.S. with respect to regulations around labeling products that contain pure, uncontaminated oats as gluten-free. Before that date, labeling/marketing any food or product that contained any kind of oats (pure and uncontaminated or otherwise) in Canada was prohibited, whereas in the U.S. it has been allowed. It was also prohibited to import products from the U.S. and sell them in Canada with those labeling/marketing claims. Continue reading

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How to cope at camp with food allergies and special diets

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If you have a child with special dietary needs, feelings around camp and summer plans can be worrisome to say the least. But don’t fret. There are several things you can do to ease your mind while your child is away from your supervision this summer. Continue reading

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Interview with Italpasta

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If you haven’t heard about Italpasta’s gluten-free pasta yet, you are missing out! Italpasta produces delicious pasta! With their strong sense of Italian traditions and love of simple, delicious food, Italpasta also offers a range of gluten-free pasta that is certified under the Gluten-Free Certification Program. You will be amazed by the look, taste and texture of their gluten-free pasta and your family will never know it is gluten free! We interviewed Italpasta to learn more about their brand. Read on to learn more.
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Gluten Free Utopia

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Now here’s a great way to celebrate the final day of Celiac Awareness Month! If you’re in the Ottawa area this Sunday, May 31st, be sure to check out Gluten Free Utopia, an annual gluten-free event that brings together the gluten-free community and 40+ regional vendors specializing in all things gluten-free! The event is held each year in May to celebrate Celiac Disease Awareness Month and we are proud to be an event sponsor! Continue reading

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Giveaway: Holy Crap Cereal

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Holy Crap! We have an out-of-this-world gluten-free giveaway happening in May to celebrate Celiac Disease Awareness Month! And when we say “out-of-this-world” we mean it because the (food) prizes are consumed by astronauts as part of their menu at the International Space Station! So it goes without saying that you could win in this giveaway is top notch when it comes to nutrition! Make sure you enter because this is one giveaway you will not want to miss out on!
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Interview with Alokozay Tea

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In most cases, tea is naturally gluten free. As lovers of tea for its wide range of health benefits, we wanted to learn more about tea, so we connected with a leading brand in the field, Alokozay Tea. We interviewed Mr. Mirwais Alokozay, Sales and Marketing Head for the brand in North America. Read our interview and learn all about the health benefits of tea and the Alokozay Tea brand! Continue reading

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Conte’s Pasta Giveaway

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Does your heart desire Italian food? We’re talking about pizza, pasta, lasagna, ravioli and pierogies from the Old World! We’re talking about all-natural ingredients like thick, rich tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, spinach and roasted garlic! If you are gluten-free, you don’t have to miss out on Italian favorites anymore! The Conte’s Pasta Co. Inc. now makes gluten-free Italian fare a reality, with all the tastes and textures that you crave!
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Live the Smart Way Expo is Coming to Ottawa in 1 Week

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Get ready to become a whole lot Smarter with an exciting new health show hitting major cities across Canada! Continue reading

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Can we trust the gluten-free label?

Written by Tricia Thompson, MS, RD

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The answer is yes the vast majority of the time. Three years of testing data on foods making gluten-free claims was recently published (Thompson T, Simpson S. A comparison of gluten levels in labeled gluten-free and certified gluten-free foods sold in the United States. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 1 October 2014). Continue reading

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Giveaway: Ricki Heller’s Living Candida Free Cookbook

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We are super excited that our friend and contributor, cookbook author Ricki Heller has released her new cookbook, Living Candida Free: 100 Recipes and a 3-Phase Program to Restore Your Health and Vitality! Be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a free copy!
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