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Priority Allergens

It is reported that more than 3 million Canadians are impacted by food allergies and some studies indicate that these numbers are increasing. Food allergies can affect people of all ages; however, they are particularly common in children.

Peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, soy, seafood, wheat, eggs, milk, mustard and sulphites are the food allergens most commonly associated with severe allergic reactions in Canada and are otherwise known as the ten priority allergens. These foods cause 90% of allergic-reactions.

The majority of these priority allergens are identified at the point-of-purchase in the residence. Additionally flagged are meatless (containing dairy & egg), vegan (containing no ingredients of animal origin), fried and halal options. If in doubt, please inquire as to the safety of your selection with one of our staff.


Grain products provide B-vitamins, iron and carbohydrates. Enjoy whole grain choices more often such as whole wheat, oats, barley, rye, bran or oat breads and cereals, brown rice, multi-grain breads, pumpernickel bagels, and whole wheat flour tortillas and pita bread.

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