Here are some items that don't quite fit into the other pages. Other excellent products, services and materials
are described on the Marketplace, Articles and Links pages.
If you are in the Calgary area or Alberta, also see the Local
Information Association (AAIA)
Information Association (AAIA) is the only national organization
dedicated to helping allergic individuals and their families cope
with the total allergy spectrum - from hayfever sniffles and sneezes to life-threatening
food allergies to asthma. All publications and many services are available in both English and French.
The AAIA offers membership,
such as buttons, posters, brochures, and local contacts for support
and networking. The AAIA also works with the federal and provincial
governments, and the food and drug industries to advocate for the
allergy/asthma community. The AAIA played an important role in establishing
our world class labelling regulations.
Help AAIA help you!
Allergic Living magazine
The magazine and web site have helpful, credible articles on allergies, asthma and environmental allergies. It's also CANADIAN, which is a refreshing change to all the American magazines we get, so you can actually find the products in our stores! How refreshing. It also is good quality magazine.
Webmaster note: I highly recommend it.
Epi-Man was created in 2004 by Maxime, a little boy with severe multiple food allergies. Epi-Man flies around looking for people to help, and when he sees someone trying to give food to a little kid with allergies, he swoops down and intervenes.
The site has various news and allergy links, a one-act play in English and French which can be performed in an elementary school, an Epi-Man costume pattern and links to posters among other things.
Épi-Man a été créé par Maxime dans l'année 2004, quand Maxime avait 6 ans. Il a des allergies alimentaires sévères et multiples. Épi-Man survole les alentours à la recherche de gens qui pourraient avoir besoin de son aide. Lorsqu'il aperçoit une personne qui tente d'offrir de la nourriture à un enfant qui souffre d'allergies, Épi-Man fonce vers eux et intervient.
Kyle Dine is a Canadian musician whose CD "You Must Be Nuts!" contains 14 songs that are meant to educate and empower those dealing with food allergies. His live shows raise school allergy awareness through his fun, interactive food allergy performances! You can book him to come sing at your school or event. Visit his site for a music sample.
Food Inspection Agency -- Food Recalls/Allergy Alerts
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues food recalls and allergy
alerts that will be of interest to Canadians. Sign up for these
e-mail alerts on their web site. You can also view food labelling
regulations. See Links page for info.
National Institute of Health - National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
NCCAM is the U.S. Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Their mission is to:
- Explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science.
Train complementary and alternative medicine researchers.
Disseminate authoritative information to the public and professionals.
Resources for Food Manufacturers / Retailers
This is a new section as of July 2009 - will continue to add entries. Input welcome.
Certified Allergen Control designation (off-site link)
Contrôle Allergène Certifié
|The CAC mark of conformity guarantees that particular foods underwent optimal control according to the stringent criteria of the certification program developed by a food allergy consumer organization for one or more of the following allergens: peanuts, almonds, milk or eggs.
La marque de conformité CAC vous garantit qu’un aliment a fait l’objet du contrôle optimal d’un ou de plusieurs des allergènes suivants : arachide, amande, lait ou œuf.
Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association - Products.
Has a video on Food Allergy listed under the Food Safety section - scroll down.
See Links page - Government/Labelling section for Canadian Govt resources.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency web site - Food Safety.
Health Canada - Food and Nutrition - Analytical Methods - Allergen Detection Methods
Santé Canada - Méthodes de détermination des allergènes alimentaires
A Guide for Retail Food Establishments Managing Food Allergen Risks
Managing Food Allergen Risks - A Guide for Manufacturers
- Minnesota Dept of Agriculture
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection - Publications - look at the bottom of the list for Food Allergens.
A Practical Approach to Allergen Control - Food Engineering web site
U.S.D.A. web site - look under Food and Nutrition for resources.
Also search on the USDA National Agriculture Library generally or look up their
Food Safety Information Center
Last updated: July 29 2009