17 Attend Potluck Lunch

By Marie Ablett

food-potluckWe had a good potluck meeting yesterday; 17 people attended.
The food was good and everyone enjoyed themselves, but unfortunately, no one thought to take a picture to share.

We had a good discussion about what national is doing and pondered how things were going.

We all agreed that we like the social interaction at these potlucks as well as the food!

The next and final potluck for 2015 is Sunday September 13, 2015.

Chapter Potluck Meeting this Sunday

Please join us this

kelowna chapter potluckSunday June 14th, 2015

at the Lake Country  Seniors Activity Centre,

9832 Bottom Lake Road

The doors open at 12:00 noon,
and lunch is served about 12:30  pm.

Please bring your gluten-free potluck dishes, with recipes and/or sources.

We ask adults for a toonie to help defray the hall rental costs.

We are trying to be ‘green’ so please bring your own dishes mugs and cutlery!

Remember this is the first of only two potluck meetings for all 2015.

Recall: Schneider’s All Beef Bologna – Undeclared Wheat

Courtesy CFIA

Schneider’s brand All Beef Bologna recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

Schneiders All Beef BolognaAdvisory date: May 29, 2015
Reason for advisory: Allergen – Milk, Allergen – Wheat
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Maple Leaf Foods
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution: Retail
Reference number: 9862

Product

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Schneider’s All Beef Bologna 175 g 2015 JN 15 0 62000 31690 1

Oats can now make gluten-free claim in Canada

By Sue Newell, CCA

Oat flakes on white background

Health Canada announced regulatory changes that will allow a gluten-free claim for specially produced or processed oats that are free from wheat, rye, barley, or their hybridized strains, and for foods containing these oats. Details about these changes, an updated position paper and other important information can be found on Health Canada’s Website.

The Canadian Celiac Association supports this decision to allow gluten-free claims for specially produced gluten-free oats and products containing such oats. The Canadian Celiac Association Professional Advisory Council Position Statement on Consumption of Oats by Individuals with Celiac Disease is available on www.celiac.ca.

Health Canada’s Marketing Authorization permits the gluten-free claim for oats if they meet the following criteria:

  1. The food contains no oats other than specially produced “gluten-free oats”;
  2. The finished product does not contain greater than 20 ppm of gluten from wheat, rye, barley or their hybridized strains;
  3. The food contains no intentionally added gluten from wheat, rye, barley, or their hybridized strains; and
  4. The “gluten-free oats” are clearly identified as such in all cases where ‘oats’ are referenced, including in the list of ingredients.

Manufacturers who want to make a gluten-free claim on pure oats or products made with pure oats are responsible for ensuring those oats meet the criteria outlined in the Marketing Authorization. If a product is marketed as gluten-free and contains oats that do not meet the criteria, it will be subject to enforcement actions by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Undeclared Wheat in Compliments Brand Beef Sausages

complimentsA recall has been added to the CFIA’s Food Recall Report.

Recall date: May 21, 2015
Reason for recall: Allergen – Mustard, Allergen – Wheat
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Vantage Foods Inc.
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution: Retail
Reference number: 9843

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Compliments Beef Sausages 500g All lots where mustard and wheat are not declared on the label. 0 68820 13010 9 or0 68820 13007 9

Video: Gluten-Free Banana Bread

by Nicole Knegt, Four Spoons Gluten Free Recipes.com

Our breakfast series continues with a gorgeous (and tasty) gluten-free banana bread with cherries. This little gem is also dairy-free and nut-free. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it!

See more breakfast receipes on our YouTube channel at:  https://www.youtube.com/user/fourspoonsgf

Ingredients for Gluten-Free Banana Bread

1 1/2 c. (250g.) brown rice flour
1/2 c. (75g.) tapioca starch
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

1 c. (250g.) mashed banana – aprox. 2 medium bananas
1/2 c. (120g.) apple sauce
1/3 c. (70g) oil
1/4 c. (85g.) honey
2 eggs

Ingredients for Cherry Sauce

1/2 lb. (250g.) frozen cherries or any other frozen fruit
1/4 c. water
1 rounded Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. water
sweeten to taste

Celiac & Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group May 28th

Mary Hicks

Thursday night, May 28, 2015 we have our Kelowna Celiac and Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group with Mary Hicks, our Dietitian.

Topic : Bring your favorite summer food recipe
When: 7-8 pm
Where: Interior Health, Capri Centre Mall, Kelowna, 118 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Room 3,

Free to CCA members, $2 donation for non-members.  It’s 7 pm to 8 pm at the Capri Health Centre (118 – 1835 Gordon Drive) meeting room three with parking available at the back by Capri insurance.

Contact Mary Hicks 250-717-3639 for more information.