According to Food Navigator, the Canadian government has given the Canadian Celiac Association nearly a quarter of a million dollars (Canadian, at essentially 1:1 with USD) to help increase the safety of gluten-free foods in Canada.
The Canadian Celiac Association estimates the number of Canadians with celiac disease to be approximately three million (out of a population of appx 34 million). The funds will go to develop controls that will increase food safety and consumer confidence in Canadian gluten-free items. According to the release, the CCA will work with ExcelGrains Canada, part of the Canada Grains Council, as well as the Packaging Association of Canada and the Canadian Health Food Association. Continue reading “Canadian Government Funds Gluten-Free Safety Study”