A new Canadian labelling law protects allergy sufferers

If you’re one of the millions of Canadians who suffer from food allergies, a new law will ensure you do not have to worry about potential allergens when drinking wine. Starting next year, some wines will carry a warning label with the words “Contains Eggs, Fish, or Dairy,” as well as a sulfite declaration.

The law, announced by Health Canada, the country’s department of health, is set to go into effect in the summer of 2012. It requires wines—both imported and domestic—that contain allergen-causing proteins to state the ingredients in common language. Instead of saying isinglass, albumin and casein, the labels must say fish, eggs, and dairy, respectively.


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