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05/11/2010
...Food allergens can be disguised by alternate names and hidden in the long words of an ingredient list. Unless you know what words to look for, it’s easy to overlook an allergen. As parents of children with food allergies, you all know how serious such an oversight can be. This month, we are doing a blog series on hidden food allergens to help you recognize hidden ingredients so that this doesn’t happen to you...
05/18/2010
...This month we are doing a series of blog posts on hidden food allergens. So far we have discussed hidden sources of the allergens dairy and soy, and this week we will discuss hidden sources of gluten. If your little one has a gluten allergy or intolerance, you are quite aware of the many challenges it causes. Gluten is a protein commonly found in all forms of wheat and related grains like rye, barley...
05/25/2010
...As we near the end the month of May, our series on Hidden Food Allergens is wrapping up. Mallory and Nita wrote great entries with tips and ideas on how to best avoid hidden dairy, soy and gluten allergens in food. Usually, there is a long list of items to avoid, so as Mallory mentioned, it’s helpful to print out your own list, laminate it, and take it with you on your grocery trips....
09/16/2010
...One more thing to watch out for – hidden allergens in medications!Yep, those medications that are supposed to help us feel better can also be harmful to those with food allergies. Christine wrote about hidden allergens in non-food related items and it led me to think of other places allergens could be lurking.We sometimes get questions about a sudden and mysterious onset of rashes or change in bowel movements or other types of allergy...
05/04/2010
...Grocery shopping is always a hard task, but it is even harder when you are shopping for someone with food allergies! Worse, the ingredients your little ones may be allergic to can be hidden within the food label. With our latest series, we will aim to uncover some of the sources of hidden allergens. New food labeling laws require the top eight food allergens to be listed on food labels. This is really...
09/14/2010
...requirements. However, if the ingredient name does not include the name of the allergen (remember our blog about hidden allergens?), the allergen must be declared either in parenthesis next to the ingredient (for example, “flour (wheat)”) or after the ingredient list (for example, “Contains soy”). Points to Consider When Reading Food Labels: Manufacturers are not required to account for cross-contamination. “Cross-contamination” or “cross-con­tact” occurs when a food contains a trace amount of an allergen as...
07/20/2010
...The sandals had gluten on them. She had found out by calling the manufacturer and was able to locate the culprit. I was truly stunned by this! My friend works so hard at avoiding gluten by looking over all food labels and yet, there it was, in her daughters’ flip flops. This got me thinking; what other things are gluten and other allergens hiding in? Here is a list of some surprising hidden allergens in...
01/08/2013
...drug (or vice versa), it is still necessary to check for allergens since the inactive ingredients may vary from one version to the other. Kids with Food Allergies has a great guide to ingredient differences between generic and brand name drugs. Have any of you experienced an allergic reaction due to a hidden food allergen in medication? Were you able to find an allergy-safe version? What tips or advice would you offer other parents? -Mallory...
     
 
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