Canada (m)

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By Mrsdocrse on Fri, 06-06-08, 01:26

Going to Nova Scotia.. I have been there before with no trouble but I am wondering about national labeling policies? are they the same as the USA?

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By sidni on Mon, 06-09-08, 12:56

relatively...
Canada I find has better labelling that the US. Manufacturers label for all known ingredients and allergens... A good majority of products have an allergen statement of some kind. Lots of products are nut free, and labelled as such.

That said, there are tons of safe foods in the stores and safe brands. Cookies and crackers by DARE are easy convenience foods and readily available.

Have fun! I'll be in NS at the end of the month as well... so beautiful there!

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By SkyMom on Tue, 06-10-08, 18:24

I agree with Sydni. There are many items with precautionary labelling and I personally stick with the major brands. I find Canada's allergy labelling better than the US's as it stands right now and have wondered what the hold up is for for the American consumers. I am frustrated for the consumers and I do not even live there. I think you will be quite surprised at the amount of choices in Canada. I hope you enjoy your time in Canada.

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By Mrsdocrse on Wed, 06-11-08, 00:32

Thank you so much! I will be there in July!

So nice there!

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By Mrsdocrse on Wed, 06-11-08, 00:33

Thank you for the help!

Now I just have to make it through the long ferry ride!

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By ritpet on Wed, 06-02-10, 21:52

We live in Canada and have a daughter with PA. The allergy labeling laws are really good up here. I am still careful when it comes to candy, baked items, and items in bakeries. Even if they do not claim to have peanut or possible peanut I avoid them unless they state that they are peanut free. (maybe I am to careful) There are lots of things that lable as peanut free. Most Dare products are done in a peanut free factory (will be marked) and Chapman's carries a line of peanut free ice cream products (will be marked). There are also bags of little candy bars from hershey and nestle that are marked peanut free. Hope you have a good time!

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By Mach5AR on Wed, 06-02-10, 23:26

You can never be too careful when it comes to the life of your child.

__________________

Mark D. Hill

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By Zachnunes on Thu, 07-15-10, 06:16

Canada is a lawless land full of polar bears and moose. You don't have to worry about peanuts since Canada is too cold to grow any crops. We mostly eat moose meat and lick the moss of rocks.

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