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09/14/2010
...Although there are over 160 foods identified as allergens, eight foods account for 90% of all food allergic reactions[1]: Milk Egg Peanuts Tree nuts (such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, coconuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans and brazil nuts) Fish (such as salmon, tuna, halibut, bass, flounder or cod) Shellfish (such as shrimp, crab and lobster) Soy Wheat These foods are designated as “major food allergens” by the Food Allergen Label­ing and Consumer Protection Act of 2004...
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...
04/22/2015
...The sun is out, the weather is warming up and it’s time to open your windows to the sun and beautiful spring. But if you or a family member suffers from seasonal allergens, then some serious spring cleaning is on the horizon for you. Whether you like this process or not, it’s necessary for allergy sufferers. While it is impossible to make your home completely allergen-free, below are 10 tips to clear most of...
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...
01/08/2013
...It’s important for food allergy families to be aware of the potential for food allergens contained as inactive ingredients (aka “excipient ingredients”) in prescription and over-the-counter medications. We’ve talked before about the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) of 2004, which requires food manufacturers to clearly label the presence of the top 8 allergens (milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, fish, soy, and wheat). This means that the ingredient list must either...
04/22/2011
...As allergy season approaches and the layer of pollen builds on our cars, patio furniture and everything in between, going outside can become downright miserable for allergy sufferers. On days with peak pollen levels, sometimes its best for those of us with seasonal allergies to avoid the outdoors as much as possible, at least until a good rain helps wash away some of the pollen. If you or your child has indoor allergens,...
     
 
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