The Canadian Celiac Association lead the response to recommended changes to beer standards including the need for labelling of gluten and other food allergens last summer. As a result of the community response and from stakeholder groups, Health Canada has recommended changes to the beer standards. Click here to read.
Among these changes is that that beer will no longer be exempt from the labelling requirements set out in the Food and Drugs Regulations for allergens, gluten and added sulphite.
In order to be successful, our community needs to respond to a second round of public consultations before the regulations are finalized. We’ll let you know when you can participate and ensure these regulations move forward as proposed.
As usual the beer industry will lobby hard against these changes so we need your support! Every letter counts.