Let’s take a Walk!

Canadian Celiac Association’s Manitoba Chapter will be holding a walkathon on June 4, 2016 at Assiniboine Park. The time of the event will be announced later. For the location of our picnic site, please see
event map

We certainly welcome donation pledges for our walkathon. Please print our pledge form.

Please keep posted for further announcements!

Photo Credit: Merio@Pixabay

Thank you!

David McComber, our Event Coordinator, would like to thank our volunteers for the successful pancake brunch last February 6th! Our volunteers worked 2 hours straight to cook 260 gluten-free sausages from Millers Meats and to griddle 15 boxes of Kinnikinnick Pancake Mix supplied by Meyers Drugs. Many thanks guys and to all who were able to make it there!

New and Exciting Monthly Event!

Manitoba Celiac Association will start having coffee nights at Cocoa Beans Bakeshop (268 Tache) the first Wednesday of every month starting November 5 from 7-9 pm.

Betsy has graciously agreed to be open at this time and serve yummy treats while attendees discuss about what’s new here and around the globe in Celiac and gluten sensitivity related topics.

On November 5, Lisa Rigaux will be talking about “Probiotics and Lacto-Fermented Foods to Heal the Gut”. This will be an open, informal discussion where everyone can share their ideas and experiences. Lisa will discuss a different topic every month so feel free to suggest what topic interests you.

Please RSVP Lisa by phone (204-258-1043) or email (lrigaux2@sbgh.mb.ca) if attending the coffee night on Wednesday, November 5 to help Lisa organize the event better.

Have a child with celiac disease?

The University of Alberta is conducting an online survey investigating vitamin use in children with celiac disease. They are looking for parents of children with celiac disease to respond to the survey. The results of this study will help further an understanding of the factors that impact children with CD taking vitamin supplements and of barriers/motivators for taking the supplements in Canadian children with CD. Follow this link for more information and to take the survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/celiacvitd/vitamin-use-in-children-with-celiac-disease/

Product Recall

Kinnikinnick has recalled a number of products because of  unlabelled milk in the products. There is no gluten in the products.

The  recalled products are Kinnikinnick Original Homestyle Waffles;  Kinnikinnick Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Homestyle Waffles; Kinnikinnick  Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix; Kinnikinnick Panko Style Bread Crumbs;  Kinnikinnick Pancake & Waffle Mix.

Consumers with a MILK allergy should return these products to the place  they purchased the product; customers who do not have a milk allergy can consume  these products in safety.

It should be noted that this problem was identified by  Kinnikinnick’s own internal ingredient testing problem. Kinnikinnick determined  that another ingredient contained milk allergens that were not listed by the  manufacturer of that ingredient.

Kinnikinnick has posted details on their blog (http://blog.kinnikinnick.com/2014/01/routine-testing-of-ingredients.html)  and you can find a full list of all the affected products on the CFIA web  site:  http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2014-01-10/eng/1389416979298/1389417006118

This  recall may lead to recalls of other products who use the same ingredient in  their products. We will send notices of any other high priority  recalls.