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The Food and Product Labelling Committee (FPLC) is a group of Anaphylaxis Canada volunteers, led by co-chairs Roberta Breen and Susan Houston.

What sort of work does the Food & Product Labelling Committee (FPLC) do?

  1. We have provided comments to the federal government on the following issues:
    • Food labelling reform (Read our Food Labelling Position Paper PDF icon)
    • Cosmetic labelling
    • Labelling of Over the Counter (OTC) medications
    • Labelling of toys for priority allergens

  2. We also field e-mails and calls from concerned consumers.

  3. Research companies for the 'Check it Out' column in the newsletter and provide their contact information.

  4. Submit recipes for the newsletter.

  5. Develop 'Allergen Information Cards' including the 'Dining Out Safely' card. Tracts on drug and insect sting allergies are also in development.

  6. A member sits on the 'Partners in Anaphylaxis Safety Awards' Committee
Past Contributions
  • Basics.fst Food Safety Training in Canada; produced by Gregory Thomas
  • Food Allergies & the Foodservice Industry; Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
  • FCPMC Allergy Beware 2000: Guidelines - Allergen Management Best Practice; Food and Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada

Do these sound like activities that would interest you?

Then perhaps you would be interested in volunteering on the FPLC. Please send us an e-mail or call 416 785-5666.

Relevant Links:

  • You Can't Judge a Chocolate Bar by its Cover;
    by Peter Vadas MD, PhD

  • Health Canada
    Contains several relevant sections, including food labelling and biotechnology.

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
    The Government of Canada has consolidated all federally mandated food inspection and quarantine services into one federal food inspection agency. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) began operations in April 1997 and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is the branch of the federal government that is responsible for the enforcement of the Canada Agricultural Products Act, Food and Drugs Act and Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act at all levels of trade. This Website includes acts and regulations, papers on the implications of bioengineering of food.

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