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Living Gluten Free in New Brunswick

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

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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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Kinnikinnick Thin Pizza Crust is the best gluten-free pizza crust I have tried yet.  Thanks to my son Marc I was able to try it for the first time tonight and I thoroughly enjoyed it. ♥  ㋡

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You have to try this delicious Gluten Free Pizza crust.  Not only is it Gluten Free, but it’s also very low in carbs because it’s made with chicken…yeah you read that right, chicken.  The crust is simply two ingredients, Chicken and Cheese, you can spice it up if you like, that is totally up to you.

I’ve made it twice so far and we loved it.  All you need is a 1:1 ratio of minced cooked chicken or turkey breast and shredded mozzarella cheese.  One packed cup of chicken and one cup of cheese easily makes a 12 inch pizza, so if you wanted to make yourself a personal sized pizza a half cup of each would be fine.

The Recipe can be found at yourlighterside.com , take a look around she has a lot of interesting Gluten Free recipes.

I’ll take a picture the next time I make one and post it here.

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UPDATE – New Holiday Hours

UPDATE – Jane’s Gluten Free Foods is Now OPEN

I was in today for a quick walk through.  The selection and variety is second to none, and prices are in the same range as the chain stores.  The store has many products I’ve never seen in the area, some I’ve never seen period.

She told me she was going to bring in new products on a regular basis, and will even take suggestions/requests if there is something she doesn’t have.  It’s definitely a one stop shop, no more running around to ten stores trying to fill a grocery list.

I’ve created a special discussion section for Jane’s in the forum HERE.

Jane’s Gluten-Free Foods
1633 Mountain Rd (Lounsbury Centre)
Moncton, NB

Phone – 506-874-6725

Holiday Hours
Saturday December 15 open till 5 pm
Saturday December 22 open till 5 pm
Sunday December 23 open 1 – 4 pm
Monday December 24 closing at 2 pm
December 25 & 26 closed
December 31 open 9 – 4 pm

Updated December 12th, 2012 – Original post after the break

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I just found out today that the East Side Mario’s in Moncton has a Gluten Free Menu and Gluten Free Pasta.  I’m not sure about the other locations and I didn’t find anything on their website.  I use to love their Chicken Amatriciana, I hope it’s Gluten Free.

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Easter is just around the corner and you know what that means right?

CHOCOLATE BUNNIES

Unfortunately for someone with Celiac Disease, those cute little bunnies can make them sick.  While shopping the other day I decided to read the labels on some of those oh so yummy bunnies.  Many of them had the dreaded “May Contain Wheat” or “Made in a Facility the Processes Wheat” but some had no warning at all.  If you’re like me, that means stay away.

Fortunately, the lovely people at MyGlutenFacts.com have done all the work and compiled a list of Gluten Free Easter Candy.  They have them listed in three categories;  “Dedicated GF Line”, “Dedicated GF Facility” and “Cleaned Production Line”, personally I’m weary of the later.

At time of writing the Canadian list contained 314 products.  The Lists are available for Canada and the US.

You can view the Canadian list HERE.

 

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