Allergy Update: Quebec school board ends ban on peanuts, other allergy-prone foods

allergy upd detectingallergies 400As reported by the Globe and Mail, the Commision scolair de Montreal (CSDM), has made a drastic shift in philosophy by lifting its ban on peanuts and other anaphylaxis-inducing foods, saying restrictions on student lunches create a false sense of security.

The CSDM has decided to place more emphasis on education, proper hand washing and awareness by students with allergies, their classmates and staff who are trained to respond to emergency situations. With the eradication of the ban, students can now bring the foods they want, including peanuts and other possible allergens.