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By Tmeers91 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Last night Twitter and Facebook were buzzing about the upcoming end to Southwest Airlines practice of serving peanuts in-flight. Many who have peanut allergy or whose children have a peanut allergy have, understandably, strong feelings about peanuts being served on flights. Proximity risk
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There is really only one magazine in North America that focuses on food allergies--Allergic Living. I especially appreciate the Ask the Allergist feature where common or frequently asked questions are answered by a top allergist. This one is so good and I see questions about it so often, I feel compelled to share it. It is written by Dr. Scott Sicherer. Keep up the good work, Allergic Living!
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Dear Readers, Today I received the below email from a gluten-free bakery in Johnston, Rhode Island. Please note I do not have any photos from this bakery on my blog or my blog's Facebook page. It states: "I see that my personal picture that you took from my facebook page is still here.  I am going to give you 24 hours to remove it permanently or my business attorney will not only shut this page
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With the advent of SmartLabel, label reading at the supermarket is going to get much easier for those managing food allergies. Though SmartLabel is still in its infancy, we can see what is to come. SmartLabel is an app and tool developed by a collaboration between the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing institute. It provides additional product information when the QR code
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By Jonas Bergsten [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The Content on www.foodallergybuzz.com is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.  If you are managing food allergies or your child has food
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from https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/Allergens/ucm106187.htm A question that pops on a regular basis in food allergy discussion groups, especially peanut allergy focused groups is this:  why isn't peanut listed as an allergen when peanut oil is an ingredient? Highly refined oils from one of the top eight allergens are not considered to
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By Dezidor - Own work (own photo), CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8902579 Bakery shopping tip. When purchasing baked goods from a bakery, do not assume that a free-from label, such as "nut-free" or "dairy-free", means the bakery is dedicated free of those allergens. If there is no information provided about the bakery, it very likely is not a dedicated facility.
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People managing food allergies and other health conditions depend on accurate food labeling. While food labeling in the United States has improved over the last decade or two, there is still room for improvement.  Only the top 8 most common food allergens are required to be listed by name, leaving those with less common allergies to decipher the rest of the ingredients.  Sometimes ingredients
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My children are too old to trick-or-treat now. They are teenagers. When they were young enough to trick-or-treat, there was no such thing as the Teal Pumpkin. I quickly discovered that swapping out the candy for something sweet at home wasn't enough for my younger son. Just touching the packages of candy while trick-or-treating caused him to get hives. Not full body hives, just several on his
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First things first. Let me begin by stating that I am a huge fan of the Auvi-Q epinephrine autoinjector. Provided it functions as well as the competition or better, I do not think you can beat its discrete size and shape, and its user-friendliness. It's fantastic and we were thrilled when Kaleo put it back on the market in the U.S. Having observed many things food allergy related for more
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