Anaphylaxis Canada participates in and financially supports anaphylaxis research. We are helping researchers find solutions that will improve the quality of life for people with allergies.
This will lead to:
- better diagnosis and treatment
- improved management strategies
- hopefully, one day, a cure
We are proud of our participation to date. Over the past decade, we have given $1 million to support important studies and have provided thousands of dollars of "in-kind" support. We have also made it easier and more efficient for Canadian researchers to find study participants across the country.
Towards a Global Framework for Food Labelling: A Recent Study by Talia Aboud
This is a review of a recent article titled Precautionary Labelling of Foods for Allergen Content: Are We Ready for a Global Framework? by Katrina J Allen, Paul J Turner, et. al, published in the World Allergy Organization Journal, April 30, 2014
Precautionary allergy labelling (PAL) is a voluntary practice that is not standardized and thus can cause a lot of confusion among consumers. The lack of standardization is a growing problem because food allergies are on the rise and our food is increasingly imported from around the world. Inconsistencies in allergy labelling impact both food quality and safety. In Allen and Turner’s article, food labelling practices in several different countries were analyzed and compared.