2015 Gluten-Free Information Forum Updates

Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg

Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg

Please scroll below following this blog for a list of our exhibitors and exciting prizes for the first 200 attendees to our forum that walks in the door!


Manitoba Chapter proudly presents “GLUTEN-FREE INFORMATION FORUM AND FOOD EXHIBITION” in Winnipeg at Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, MB. R3G 0K5. Mark your calendars for June 6, 2015 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Food exhibition is free to delegates and open to the public for a small fee. Non-delegate members pay $2 and non-delegate and non-members pay $5. For delegates, food exhibition starts at 8 am and 11 am to non-delegates. It ends at 5 pm.

TO REGISTER: Please refer to the right panel to register online or scroll down in your smartphone and look for the registration section. To mail your registration, please print and fill out our registration form. To take advantage of our member discount, consider applying or renewing your membership online or by printing and filling out the membership application form.

Book your room with The Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue: Call 1-204-786-4801 and quote group number 648700 to get the group rate of $134.00. Booking cut-off date is May 22nd.

We also offer Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities that features choice of booth location in our 1,000 square feet exhibitor hall. To view the full benefits of being our sponsor, please click here. Register now as our exhibitor or sponsor!

For more details, please contact 204-772-6979 or email at info@manitobaceliac.com. Together, we can make this event a success!

2015 Gluten-Free Information Forum Developments

GLUTEN-FREE FOOD EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS:

The first 200 people to walk through the doors will receive a free grocery bags of samples, including Breton Crackers, Rizopia Pasta and much more!
Free Beer tasting
Exclusive deals on products
Free product sampling
Free Goodie Bags for conference delegates
Prize Prizes Prizes!!

TRADE SHOW VENDORS:

Avena Foods
Bard’s Tale Beer Company
Body Plus
Boreal Berry Bar Inc.
CCA Manitoba Chapter
Cocoa Beans
Dr. Schar
El Peto Products Ltd.
Epicure
Kinnikinnick Foods Inc.
Lorenzo’s Specialty Foods
Manitoba Canola Growers
Meyers Drugs Ltd.
Piccola Cucina
Santa Fe Food Company
Scoop and Save
The New Gluten-Free : A Resource Guide

More to come…..


What an Opportunity!

Your Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association is making plans to host a Gluten Free Information Forum to be held June 6th, 2015 at Canad Inns Polo Park. The event will include speakers with medical expertise, research information, and personal experience who will share their knowledge with us.

In addition there will be a product fair with dozens of booths. We invite you to volunteer for this event and help make it a huge success! Call Donalda Johnson at 204-832-5590 or email her at djwjohnson@shaw.ca.

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/

Thank you Walkathon and BBQ Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following organizations for supporting our up coming walkathon and barbecue event:

Sobeys
Baby Mum-Mum
Meyers
Kinnikinnick
Nelson David of Canada / Celimix Brands
Nathan’s
Glutino
National Imports Inc.
All But Gluten
Lorenzo’s Specialty Foods Ltd.
Pamela’s Products
Piller’s
Namaste
Shoal Lake Wild Rice
Floating Leaf
Joelle Rheault-Baron Independent Epicure Consultant
Winkler Meats
Cocoabeans
Chapman’s
Sunbutter
Worldwise

Please support our sponsors back! For more information about their products and services, please click on their logo found in the left and right side of this page (if available). We hope to find more sponsors as we draw nearer to our walkathon and barbecue event.

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.