On February 16th, 2011 Health Canada Published Amendments to the Food Allergen Labelling Regulations.  Canada’s new food allergen labelling regulations will come into force on August 4th, 2012 giving the manufacturers 18 months to implement the new labelling regulations.  I’ve only skimmed through the documents found at Health Canada, but I plan to read through all of them.

The new requirements regarding Gluten are;

  • The gluten source will need to be declared when a food contains gluten protein or modified gluten protein from barley, oats, rye, triticale or wheat, including kamut or spelt;

Prior to this Amendment, Gluten was not a priority food allergen, therefore gluten containing ingredients could be hidden in “spices” and “flavours”, this will no longer be the case.  This is great news and should make our life much easier.  Maybe now we can save some money by buying mainstream products instead of the very expensive specialty products.

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