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Author Topic: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on  (Read 132363 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

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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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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. 
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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 ďwe donít care enough to keep customers with allergies aliveĒ would suffice. OK, the government might was to reword it....
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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. 
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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1628 on: December 09, 2017, 09:38:12 PM »
Stupid allergies.

Bought a package of chocolate bars. I havenít had a Cadbury Caramel for ages.

Iím sure they used to be safe.

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1629 on: December 10, 2017, 09:10:54 AM »
 >:(

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1630 on: December 10, 2017, 05:40:10 PM »
 >:( Indeed. 
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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1631 on: December 10, 2017, 06:49:38 PM »
I think they went unsafe a l9ng time ago. Which is why I havenít had one in ages.

I never read the package in store. When I opened it, I read the individual bar, saw the may contain, then looked at outer package. It is listed and easy to read. So, my own fault.

But Iím still bummed.
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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1632 on: December 10, 2017, 08:31:36 PM »
At least you didn't eat it!  That was my first thought when I read the initial post.  Like it was a regret post after eating something you thought was safe but then ate it and had a reaction.  I'm so very glad that wasn't the case!
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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1633 on: December 10, 2017, 08:41:43 PM »
Sorry. I should have been clearer.

I told my son to either eat them or give them to his friends.
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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1634 on: December 11, 2017, 02:11:12 PM »
DD came home from HS with a story.  Some kid in her English class was eating PB cracker and made a mess all over the desk.  The teacher wigged out on him...told him to clean up his crumbs, so he swept them into his hand and then she told him not to touch anything and go wash his hands 3 times before he came back.  She then proceeded to get our her clorox wipes and wipe down the desk, seat, book and door handle about 3 times.  She is a teacher that apparently doesn't get mad often and raised her voice at this kid.  DD went up after class and told the teacher how appreciative she was at how seriously she took the situation due to having a brother with food allergies.
DS (13 yrs) TN
DD (16 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

NH, USA