GlutenFreeNB

Living Gluten Free in New Brunswick

UPDATE – President’s Choice Gluten Free Products are Certified Gluten Free by The Canadian Celiac Association.  You can find the CCA Certification Directory here, click on “show details” under R.W.Bakers Co.

UPDATE – Thanks to Jane’s GlutenFree on Facebook, we now know that President’s Choice Gluten-Free Products ARE produced on a dedicated Gluten Free Line.

You can visit Jane’s GlutenFree on Facebook and thank her for her time.

 

“NEW” President’s Choice Gluten-Free Products

     

Superstore now has gluten-free products available under the President’s Choice label … available in the bakery section.  I picked up the Lemon Poppyseed loaf yesterday in the Atholville store and it is delicious.  More options out there for us.  If anyone tried the bread please let us know how it is.  🙂

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Our friends at MyGlutenFacts.com have done it again.  Here’s the current list of Gluten Free Halloween candy available in Canada.

Happy Trick ‘r Treating

MyGlutenFacts.com 2012 Halloween Candy List (Canada)

MyGlutenFacts.com 2012 Halloween Candy List (US)

 

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released this Allergy alert.  Click link below for more details.

http://bit.ly/TKlzRX

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WellbeingCounsellor has posted this in our forum.  Visit the forum for more.

 

Sobeys Dietitians and Sobeys Wellness Counsellor are offering a NEW FREE class Cooking with Gluten Free Flours!

This session will be offered on Wednesday, September 5th from 10am to 1130am at the Sobeys Elmwood Drive.

Come learn about different gluten free flours and sample new products!

Confused about the new regulations? Would you like to learn how to read food labels to make healthier choices? Come to our Gluten Free Label Tour on Tuesday, September 18th from 130pm to 330pm at the Riverview Sobeys.

Sign up for one of these classes by calling Nicole Arsenault at 854-0993 or email her at nicole.arsenault@sobeys.com

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Taken from Health Canada’s Web Site

“With new food labels for priority allergens now on most foods sold in Canada, Canadians with food allergens may be asking themselves what changes have been made and how they can use the new labels to protect themselves and their families.

The new labeling rules apply to the list of “priority allergens”, which have been identified as most likely to cause serious allergic reactions for Canadians.

Here are some of the biggest changes and how you can use the new information:

  1. Labelling of “hidden” priority allergensUp until now, food labels did not have to declare when a priority allergen was used to make an ingredient like spices or flavours. Now, labels on products will have to let consumers know when these allergens are in the product, either in the ingredient list or in a “contains” statement.Parents and consumers should look for the allergen in the ingredient list as usual (components of an ingredient like spices may be in brackets) or look for a “contains” statement after the ingredients, like “Contains: XXXXX”.
  2. Plain language names of ingredientsWith the new food labels, companies will have to use commonly understood names for the priority allergens. This will make it easier to identify when a food contains a specific allergen.These names, such as “wheat” or “milk,” will have to be used either in the ingredient list or the “contains” statement.
  3. New priority allergen – MustardBased on a scientific assessment, Health Canada has added mustard to the list of priority allergens that require additional labelling under the new regulations.Canadians with mustard allergies will now be able to look for greater information on food labels to help them identify foods they can safely eat.The list of priority allergens is now:
    • Peanuts
    • Tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts)
    • Milk
    • Eggs
    • Seafood (fish, crustaceans, shellfish)
    • Soy
    • Wheat
    • Sesame seeds
    • Mustard
    • Sulphite
  4. Gluten-Free LabellingThe latest science shows that people with celiac disease only react to the protein fraction of certain cereals like wheat or barley. They can also tolerate very small amounts of gluten protein in their diets without having negative reactions. As a result, Health Canada has updated its regulatory requirements and guidance around gluten-free labelling to clarify when a gluten-free label can be used.These updated measures will make it easier for industry to understand the requirements, while also allowing Canadians with celiac disease to have confidence in food labels and greater choice in the foods they buy.”
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It’s finally here, Canada’s new Allergen Labelling Rules are now in affect, this is a great day for Celiacs.

OTTAWA – New allergen labelling regulations for most foods sold in Canada will take effect today. The new regulations, which were announced on February 14, 2011 by The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, will help parents and Canadians who suffer from food allergies make more informed choices about the foods they buy.

“Our government is committed to supporting parents and all Canadians by providing the tools they need when shopping for themselves and their families,” said Minister Aglukkaq. “Today, we take another important step by providing Canadians who live with allergies and celiac disease with clearer labels so they can identify foods they can safely eat”.

The new regulations will benefit Canadians in a number of ways. They will provide clearer ingredient labels so that consumers can better avoid foods that contain the ingredient to which they are allergic or sensitive. The department has also refined its definition of gluten-free, which will increase food choices available to Canadians dealing with celiac disease.

As well, the strengthened regulations will provide manufacturers with clear requirements so that allergens, gluten sources, and sulphites are labeled in a consistent manner. These new requirements are aimed at reducing the number of food recalls and adverse reactions.”

Read more of Health Canada’s Press Release.

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There’s a New Gluten-free Chex Cereal!  General Mills has added Apple Cinnamon Chex as the sixth in its line of gluten-free cereals. Only available in U.S. at the moment.  Cinnamon Chex is my favourite so Apple Cinnamon should be even better.  🙂

 

 

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Here is a quote from an email I received from Mark at the Cackling Goose Market in Sackville. Head on over to 38 York St. Sackville, NB or give them a call at 506-536-2303.  I can’t wait to go take a look, Mmmm Lasagna, Cinnamon Buns and coffee.  Click Continue Reading to see their Menu.

I am sending a copy of our current menu which shows our Main Bakery Products (but not all) and our lunch and coffee/espresso menu. Our dedicated kitchen is exclusively Gluten-Free. Everything we make is Gluten-Free and Vegetarian. Most is also dairy, soy and corn free. We use healthy Organic ingredients in everything.

On the retail side, we offer a good selection of GF packaged products and nearly all GF Flours for those making their own mixes and doing their own baking. We also specialize in high quality dietary supplements, enzymes, and probiotics.

We are definitely foodies and we love helping people with recipe consultation for those who are new to GF cooking or want to convert their favourite recipes.

Click Continue Reading to see their menu. continue reading…

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Jane has posted a partial product list in our forum, please go to the forum for the latest news and updates.

Jane’s Gluten Free Store Forum

The list was Last Updated August 14, 2012

The following list was compiled from her posts in the forum. Items may not always be in stock, please call ahead if you are traveling a long distance. 506-874-6725

Baking

Go Go Quinoa 3 Grain Pancake Mix
Bob’s Red Mill mixes, flours and oats.
Kinnikinnik mixes
Glutino mixes
Duinkerken mixes
Purest all-purpose flour, hot chocolate, baking powder, baking soda and gravy mixes
Pamela’s baking mixes
Duinkerken Chocolate, Lemon & Vanilla cake mixes
Pea Flour
Flax milk
Amaranth Flour
El Peto Millet Flour
El Peto Sweet Rice Flour
El Peto All Purpose Flour
El Peto Yeast
El Peto Guar Gum
Coconut aminos
Coconut oil
Coconut milk

continue reading…

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Hidden Valley Relabels Gluten-Free Products

Coming soon to a store near you is one less thing to worry about. According to this press release, Hidden Valley salad dressings and mixes which are gluten-free will be clearly labeled as such thanks to new packaging. While this isn’t a reformulation of any products, it is a “stronger and clearer assurance to the growing number of people who are seeking gluten-free products.” 

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