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Priority Allergens

It is estimated that as many as 1.2 million Canadians may be affected by life-threatening 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 10 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.


Make small and gradual changes to your eating and activity habits. Pick one eating and activity change and stick with it for several weeks before adding a new one. Small steps work better than giant leaps to improve healthy living habits for the long term.

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