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Author Topic: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on  (Read 163623 times)

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Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1695 on: July 08, 2018, 08:19:58 AM »
Wow, that's awful SL.  I have to say I rarely even see peanuts anymore at Citifield.  I think they've upped their food game there so much that there are far better choices, LOL. 
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Offline SilverLining

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1696 on: July 08, 2018, 09:33:48 AM »
I made sure I told them about the person throwing peanuts. That is not allowed and the person working that section should have stopped it. I have only once seen anyone throwing food before and they were stopped immediately. They were given one warning and told if they did it again they would be escorted out.

I am not interested in the employee getting in trouble. I want them informed what was going on and retrained.
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Offline Macabre

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1697 on: July 08, 2018, 10:42:23 AM »
Oh wow. That is stressful.

I find going to anything where people eat peanuts stressfulólive athletic events, rodeos, etc.
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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1698 on: July 08, 2018, 11:12:26 AM »
We usually go to 3-6 games a year. The last time we had to move seats was at least 4 years ago. But that time there was an empty section near us so we just moved.

And last year as we were leaving a game I walked through a pile of shells and started reacting. Once I got away and had a drink of water it stopped. I only looked down after I started reacting, so I know it wasnít just in my head. (For me, that is a legitimate question...is it a real reaction or is it all in my head.)

It probably took about 3 innings before I stopped shaking though.

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The first employee I spoke to, the one who should have stopped the guy throwing them in the first place, actually told me they do have peanut free sections and why didnít I just buy them. I just looked at her and she took a step back, away from me. Pretty sure there were flames shooting out my eyes. I told her:

  • it limits what games I can attend
  • it is always more expensive
  • the seats always sell out quickly
  • peanuts isnít the only allergy people deal with
  • nobody should be throwing food around anyway
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Offline PurpleCat

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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1699 on: July 09, 2018, 04:25:51 PM »
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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1700 on: August 06, 2018, 03:32:31 PM »
Yikes, I experienced first-hand why I never take water at running race aid stations.  And a caution for others with allergies running at race events... don't take the water!

I volunteered at a local triathlon yesterday.  I was with a group of eight people handing out water and electrolyte beverages to racers on the run course.  That sounds all fine, I would guess nobody with allergies would take an electrolyte drink they haven't had before - sure.  But I was made very aware of a cross contact danger: the people filling and handing out water cups were munching on mixed TREE NUTS.  Lots and lots of nuts.  Everywhere.  I freaked out and wouldn't let one person unpack the cups from their packaging after I saw him eating a big bag of nuts, and he is a good running friend of mine and went and washed his hands without me asking, which was great. (I was in full hyperawareness panic/guarded mode at that point, and not overly polite...) Throughout the four hours we were there, six of the eight volunteers were all eating nuts or peanut butter sandwiches!!  It's a healthy portable snack for athletes, I get it, I don't expect the world to be allergen free, or even those around me.  And everyone volunteering at our aid station were multiple Ironman racers, except me.  At least the word got around and nobody eating nuts was near me (I asked for two metres, and they were very respectful of that.)  But all those cups were contaminated in some way with tree nuts, wheat, and/or peanuts at the very least.   

Just a warning for anyone who participates in sports events, and races in particular.  Those little water cups could be contaminated with allergens. 

That being said, on my last triathlon I wasn't planning to take water from aid stations and I had plenty of water at my transition stop, but I was having an exceptionally bad day and it was hotter than expected, so I risked it and took water - and was ok.  I'm considering myself lucky after that, considering yesterday's experience.   :hiding:
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Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Reply #1701 on: September 05, 2018, 10:32:57 AM »
Another encounter this morning: athletes love their tree nuts and peanuts. *sigh*  I left and went home early, skipping the big celebration full of nutty finger foods. I was ok with them having cake, but once someone brought out peanut butter treats I left immediately.
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, and wheat