Navigate the world with food allergies

Canada

As the second largest country in the world, you are guaranteed a variety of sights when visiting Canada. From the breathtaking nature to the lively big cities, there is never a lack of something to see. Canada is also known as a melting pot celebrating the diverse cultures that make the country a surprise at every turn.

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Essential Information

Official Language

English & French

Emergency Number

911

Currency

Canadian Dollar


LABELLED ALLERGENS

Eggs, Milk, Mustard, Peanuts, Crustaceans and molluscs, Fish, Sesame seeds, Soy, Sulphites, Tree Nuts, Wheat and triticale


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Traditional Food

Depending on where you come from in the country, your sense of local cuisine is heavily influenced by your community and heritage. Take Toronto, it is known for its distinct neighbourhoods like Little India or Little Jamaica. This quilt of cultures means dim sum, paneer, or pirogies are no stranger to a Torontonian's dinner plate. As much as outside food inspires the everyday palette of Canadians, Canada does have its unique culinary contributions. Classic staples include poutine and tourtière for the savoury fans, or sweet delights like the Nanaimo bar, beaver tail, and of course the butter tart.

Reprinted from Accord Hotel Magazine

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Cultural Understanding of Food Allergies

Food allergies are widely known across the country and have been fuelled by various provincial policies for schools and other settings. School policies have made food allergies a more known issue for families who have to comply to school restrictions. Industry has started offering more “free from” foods and it is becoming more common for restaurants to prompt diners to disclose their allergies through signs or wait staff. Overall, Canada is considered to be one of the most allergy aware countries through high prevalence, legislative efforts and industry response.

 


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Firsthand accounts of traveling in Canada with food allergies