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Sabrina’s Law is named in memory of Sabrina Shannon, a 13-year old Ontario student who died in September 2003.

Sabrina, who had severe food allergies, suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction after eating French fries which are thought to have been inadvertently contaminated with milk product, although, this could not be definitively ascertained.

On May 16, 2005, the Ontario Legislative Assembly passed Sabrina’s Law, a private member’s bill sponsored by Dave Levac, Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP). The law affects all publicly funded Ontario school boards and schools and is the first of its kind in Canada. The law came into force on January 1st 2006.


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