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Food allergens and the Canadian Food Chain – Working toward a safer food supply

Joyce Irene Boye* Food hypersensitivity, which includes food allergy and food intolerance, affects many Canadians and is a subject of growing health concern. Approximately 3-4% of adults and 5-6% of children reportedly suffer from food allergy (Samson 2004, 2005; Ben-Shoshan et al., 2010). Although often used interchangeably, food allergy and food intolerance are different types of food reactions. Food intolerance …

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What’s in your food?

By Nicolas Heffernan When Isabel Hoffmann’s daughter got sick, she had to make a lot of difficult decisions. With her child bedridden for more than a year because of severe food allergies, Hoffmann quit her job as CEO of a technology company to care for her daughter. When she found her daughter was also allergic to the mold in the …

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