In the most extreme cases, people who consume food to which they are allergic can go into shock or even die.
The beer-label warnings are aimed at people with celiac disease, which is characterized by an intolerance to gluten...
Belgian wrote:This ruling is just keeping good beer out of Ontario as more non-Ontario brewers give up on sending us their products due to excessive labeling hassles.
Derek wrote:Yeah, a serious waste of time & money... especially for the small breweries that use printed bottles.
On the other hand, could this be a sign that people are starting to recognize beer as a food product? Why don't they go all the way and enforce a full ingredient listing? Personally, I'd love to see that... but oh... wait... that could hurt the big corporations!
JerCraigs wrote:cannondale wrote:Anecdotal yes, but for what it's worth, I told two celiacs about this and they both thought I was pulling their leg.
I asked a friend today if she thought most celiacs of drinking age would know that beer has gluten in it. Response "Unless you're an idiot, yeah."
"Canadians should be plenty worried when the deep pockets of the brewing industry put the lives of 2.8 million at risk according to the Canadian Celiac Association."
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