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Author Topic: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on  (Read 130650 times)

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Offline Macabre

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1620 on: October 05, 2017, 07:39:38 PM »
Space, practice self care and do what's right for you!
Me: Sesame, shellfish, chamomile, sage
DS: Peanuts

Offline spacecanada

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1621 on: October 06, 2017, 09:05:25 AM »
I had a long chat last night with my best friend, who will be there with me - it really helped.  Having a support network is essential. 

In the airport now...
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1622 on: October 06, 2017, 09:33:29 AM »
Enjoy the rest of your travels, SC.  I'm so glad your friend is there to support you through this!
TX - USA
DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1623 on: October 06, 2017, 04:56:34 PM »
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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1624 on: October 18, 2017, 02:44:30 PM »
'Certified Gluten-Free' doesn't mean a wheat-free facility.  Nope.  Every label, every time.  And call manufacturers often.  My husband just bought cereal that was certified gluten-free but made in a facility with wheat, soy, dairy, tree nuts, and sesame.  It's for him, but the label caught my eye.  I could see some wheat-free families getting caught by this if they think everything with the certification is safe.
http://www.gfco.org/get-certified/faqs/

We just stopped using Natura soy milk because my last call and email (this summer) resulted in news that they would be adding almond to their facility soon, with shared lines.  Whilst I was away last week my husband called me to say one of his containers of soy milk tasted distinctly of almonds.  Phew, dodged that bullet... but the fact manufacturers don't have to disclose that manufacturing change on labels is disturbing.  (Same thing happened with the brand of popcorn we used to buy for years and years too.)
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anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1625 on: October 31, 2017, 06:25:57 PM »
I have only been home for four days and I miss the Disney chefs already. 
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1626 on: November 04, 2017, 08:34:39 AM »
... but the fact manufacturers don't have to disclose that manufacturing change on labels is disturbing.  (Same thing happened with the brand of popcorn we used to buy for years and years too.)

I think there should be a specific set of allergens that companies label for risk of cross contamination or they should be required to include the statement that they do not label for risks of cross contamination.

Something like “we don’t care enough to keep customers with allergies alive” would suffice. OK, the government might was to reword it....
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.  ~~~  Maurice Setter


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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1627 on: November 04, 2017, 12:27:40 PM »
I don't know, SL, if that were the required statement, it could get more companies into compliance, to avoid embarrassment alone.  We need more politicians that think like you.  LOL. 
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish