Celiac Awareness Day

Celebrating Celiac Awareness Day May 16th 2018 in Montreal with tweets to create a shining crisscross of stars. Thanks to all who participated.

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Celiac Awareness Month Activities for 2018

Here is a link to the CCA's web page where the CCA's 2018 Celiac Awareness Events are listed:

https://www.celiac.ca/awareness-month/celiac-month-events-activities

There is a free pubic GF#101 webinar on May 23rd and you will find a link to register for the limited number participants

In Montreal, Quebec, we are hoping to have the Olympic Stadium Tower lit up green for us, sometime towards the end of May. Meanwhile, on May 16th - Celiac Awareness Day - the Jacques Cartier Bridge will already be illumined in green at sundown. If enough of us click on the hashtag #illuminationsMtl on the web site:

http://www.jacquescartierbridge.ca/Community+Heritage/Illuminations

we can get a star illumined for us on the Jacques Cartier Bridge. The star will not say what it is for, but it will signal that the day is meaningful and we van let the media know about it. Click on Community + Heritage and then scroll down to Illuminations and then scroll down that page. Here are the directions received from the bridge personnel:

Every new tweet sent with the hashtag

#IlluminationMtl

is sent to the bridge’s illumination system. The tweet is then transformed into a moving light in the colour of the day. If the tweet is favored, the moving light expands. If it is retweeted, it accelerates. Otherwise, the moving light disappears after a few moments.

At sunset on May 16th, please be ready to click #illuminations MTL on the web site

http://www.jacquescartierbridge.ca/Community+Heritage/Illuminations

However our #s have to be favoured #s for that evening, so the more of us #illuminationsMTL the more chance we have to make a lasting star.

Food Recall Warning (Gluten) - Dhawaka brand Choco Kids "Chocolat en poudre"

A recall has been added to the CFIA's Food Recall Report due to undeclared gluten in the Dhawaka brand product Choco Kids "Chocolat en poudre".

Product details are available here.

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issues public advisories and email notifications for food recalls for all high-risk food recalls (mainly Class I) when the product is available for sale or could be in consumers’ homes.  

All other recalls (Class II and III), and food products that are sold exclusively to restaurants, are posted on the CFIA’s Food Recall Report. Email notifications are also available for all allergen recalls. 

To sign up for food recall notifications, click here.

Food and consumer product recalls are also available at www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Items for sale

Available from the Quebec Chapter while supplies last

Practical Guide to Gluten-Related Disorders and the Gluten-Free Diet for residential care (It comes with a copy of the CCA Pocket Dictionary)

  • $12.00 (plus shipping) for members, $15.00 (plus shipping) for non-members*

On Sale for a Limited Time Only

CCA Pocket Dictionary - Acceptability of Food and Food Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Diet

  • $6.00 (plus shipping), available through the Quebec Chapter*

Gluten-Free - The Definitive Resource Guide by Shelley Case, Dietitian 

  • $25.00 (plus shipping), on sale while copies last*

*To order, please contact the Quebec chapter:   info@celiacquebec.ca or (514) 893-9856

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Seriously Gluten-Free - Episode 3

Take a tour behind the scenes at Oggi foods. Gluten-Free, peanut free, kosher and organic frozen pastas and pizzas made in Montreal.

Updated Quebec & Montreal GF Restaurant Guides

We have just published the latest updates to our Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurant First-Step Guides.  There are two guides - one for Montreal, Laval, and the Montérégie, and one for the other regions in the province.  These are minor updates, with a small number of changes to each guide since our previous editions from October 1st, 2016.

To get these guides, go to the Restaurants page.

Whether you are travelling in one of the regions of Quebec, or simply want to go out to dinner for the evening, it can be a challenge to find a place where gluten-free dishes are available. These guides should be considered a first-step in helping you find a place where you can dine without worry. These guides do not replace the vigilance that any person who must dine gluten-free must have in order to dine safely.

Montreal and Area Guide updates

Restaurants added:

  •   Saint-Constant location of Amir
  •   L'Imprévu in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,
  •   Café Espace Passerelle in VIllery/Saint-Michel/Parc-Extension
  •   Tamalera in Plateau Mont-Royal

Restaurants removed:

  •   Fusion d'Asie in Laval (closed)
  •   Le Riverain in Ormstown (closed)
  •   McGill college location of Resto Végo in downtown Montreal (closed)
  •   Casa Grecque in Lasalle

Quebec (except Montreal and Area) Guide updates:

  • Bistro Bistro Évolution et traiteur in Lévis
  • Zone Express Santé in Blainville