It’s bad enough that we need to convince people in our lives that food allergies besides peanut can create life threatening reactions too. But what happens when even allergy researchers believe that certain food allergies are not as serious? Read more »
Health Canada has said since 2007 that pure oats (no wheat, barley or rye contamination) are not only suitable for gluten free diets but recommended due to the B vitamins, fiber and iron they add to a gluten free diet. Yet at the same time, Canadian labeling laws, last updated in the 1990’s don’t allow oats to be labeled or advertised as gluten free. This is why you only see “gluten free” on our US site even though it’s the same product as Canada.
As part of the upcoming allergen labeling law changes, Health Canada has recognized that their recommendations and the labeling laws don’t match. Two weeks ago they published a 20 page document about their intent to change the law regarding oats and are asking for feedback from Canadian consumers and the food industry. For more information, check out the link at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2010/2010_75-eng.php