Subway Canada rolls out gluten-free bread

Subway is the first national quick service restaurant to carry gluten-free bread across Canada Press release Looking to meet the evolving dietary needs and preferences of Canadians, Subway now offers a gluten-free bread option in its restaurants across Canada, for a limited time. Subway is the first restaurant in the quick service category to carry gluten-free bread […]

Food allergies and restaurants: It is a public health issue

By Laurie Harada and Carla Da Silva The arrest of a waiter at a Sherbrooke, Que. restaurant earlier this year, prompted by a customer’s severe allergic reaction, has triggered a spirited public discussion into where responsibility lies in protecting Canadians with food allergies. For individuals with food allergies and their families, stories like this hit […]

Staff training is key for the safe handling of food allergies

By Kevin Freeborn Allergies are coming back into the picture in a big way. In 2015, one of the largest surveys conducted on the subject revealed that one in 13 Canadians has a serious food allergy – 7.5 per cent of children and adults. Conscientious restaurateurs, foodservice operators and chains already have some systems in […]