• Celiac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet: Facts and Myths
• Bariatric Surgery: the Why, the Who, and the How
Where: Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences building, 727 McDermot Avenue
When: April 9, 7 to 9 pm
Register: In advance at https://events.cpdumanitoba.ca/website/index/118170
Fee: $10
Parking: Free for Registrants in Lot E.
Webcast: This lecture will be webcast from site: umanitoba.ca/medicine.

Check just before the lecture is scheduled.

CCA 2014 National Conference

CCA 2014 National Conference– May 30 – June 1, 2014

The excitement is building in Calgary as the CCA chapter plans to host the national conference at the end of May. If you haven’t decided whether to attend, take a few minutes to visit the chapter’s website at www.calgaryceliac.ca and browse through the conference program.

Conference highlights include:
• Dr. Alessio Fasano, founder of the Center for Celiac Research in Boston, provides the keynote address on “Celiac disease – managing, monitoring and research”.
• Dr. David Hanley underlines the steps to enhance your bone health and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.
• Dr. Joseph Murray, a pioneer in the field, will discuss the latest discoveries for treatment and the importance of follow-up once diagnosed.
• Shelley Case, Registered Dietitan, delivers two sessions at the conference – a two hour workshop “Celiac disease and the gluten-free diet” and also presents “A review of the quality and safety of gluten-free foods and speciality products”.
• Justine Dowd discusses “Successful strategies for living” and Kerry Bennett reveals her journey to start a gluten-free business.

Take this opportunity to learn more about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity as well as experience a “Celiac Stomp” in the Stampede city during the national conference. Transform yourself into a ‘cowboy’ or ‘cowgirl’ at the western themed event while enjoying country music performed by the Keister Family Fiddlers.

Admission to the gluten-free market and delicious gluten-free meals prepared by the host hotel are also part of the conference package. Take in the Gala or optional Banff trip to round out your weekend. For further information, conference rates and to register, please visit: http://www.calgaryceliac.ca, Email:info@calgaryceliac.ca or call 403-237-0304.

Gluten-free beer now available in Manitoba!

Manitoba Liquor Mart is now selling gluten-free beer from Belgium. This beer is available province-wide. Please check its availability in your nearest liquor mart by following the link bit.ly/mong0z0

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.

We Welcome Comments in our Restaurants/Shopping Stores List

We have updated our Restaurants and Shopping Menu to enable submission of comments. Please feel free to leave comments about the establishments featured in our list, especially closures. This will enable us to provide an up-to-date list of restaurants and shopping stores.

Timmy’s Introduces GF Snack

For those of us with celiac disease, grabbing a quick prepared snack when we’re on-the-go is not a simple task, as hidden sources of gluten in product ingredients are always top-of-mind.  To help make that choice easier, Tim Hortons is now offering a new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon – the first menu item in a Canadian quick service restaurant to be certified gluten-free through the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) Gluten-Free Certification Program.

The new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon is a meringue-style cookie made with real coconut and drizzled with milk chocolate, and is sold in a pre-wrapped two-piece package to avoid cross-contamination. It’s available at Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada for $1.29.

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Speaker: Jeanine Friesen
Author: The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-Free and The Baking Beauties

April 5, 2014
11 AM
Winakwa Community Club
980 Winakwa Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Everyone is welcome to attend.


The Pocket Dictionary, Good Food Gluten-Free and Celiac for Dummies are now being sold at the office.