The Government of Canada is proposing to amend the compositional standards for beer and ale, stout, porter and malt liquor. Their aim is to modernize the Food and Drug Act to recognize the new variations of beer, flavourings and preparations.
In addition to this review, the Government is also recommending to require beer manufacturers to declare allergens including gluten on their product labels.
As the voice for people adversely affected by gluten, the Canadian Celiac Association, with assistance from the Professional Advisory Council, has submitted its response in support of the proposed amendments. View our response here.
Pour on the support by September 14.
Why do we need your help?
During amendments to the regulations in 2010, the beer lobby was very effective in influencing politicians and bureaucrats to not be included in regulations requiring declarations of allergens or gluten on their labels or products. They were exempt. Now eight years later, the government is now proposing to remove this exemption.
The Government of Canada needs to hear from concerned consumers who are impacted by these regulations. The more people and groups who submit official responses, the more likely the amendments will be implemented.
Step one: Click here to download a template letter.
Step two: Add your name and address
Step three: Submit by email to: [email protected] by September 14 using the subject line: Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 152, Number 24: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Beer) – June 16, 2018
Step Four: Tell us you sent a letter by emailing us at [email protected]
Step Five: Donate to CCA to allow us to continue to be your advocate in Ottawa and across the country for the right to safe gluten-free food. Donations can be made securely online, via CanadaHelps by clicking here.
Thank you for your help and support!