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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
« Last post by hezzier on May 17, 2018, 09:31:41 AM »
Twist Cafe is opening a second location in Burlington, MA in late summer.  Haven't tried it yet since the one time we were in the area, they were closed...this is soooo much closer.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Need help for MFA friend
« Last post by SilverLining on May 17, 2018, 06:17:47 AM »
Sorry to hear about your friend. I went through a similar situation when a friend’s child was diagnosed with the same allergies I have. He reacted when his family ate pb in the morning, and so he ate in another room. Yet his mom would not give up her morning pb.  :-/

The best place to show the law is the FDA or CFIA site where it actually says “may contain” labelling is not required. (Assuming you are in either Canada or USA.)
Main Discussion Board / Need help for MFA friend
« Last post by Former Member on May 16, 2018, 11:28:32 PM »
Hello, I was on this board a long time ago because of my MFA daughter, now an adult and doing well as far as allergies.  I now have a friend who had several reactions requiring epi.  She then was diagnosed as allergic to sesame (at least two of the severe reactions were after eating sesame), almonds, macadamia nuts, and possibly others.  She had a severe reaction after eating almonds (this was after she tested positive to almonds), so I am sure that one is correct also.  The problem is that she is really lax about cross contamination.  She thinks it is safe to eat peanuts, despite being allergic to macadamia nuts and an ana reaction to almonds.  She said she loves peanuts.  She also eats cashews.  I explained to her that if you are allergic to tree nuts it is recommended to avoid peanuts due to cross contamination.   She said that she is not allergic to all tree nuts, so it is okay to eat peanuts.  So then I rephrased it and said if you are allergic to even one tree nut it is recommended to avoid peanuts.  She said that if there is no cross contamination warning on the package it is safe.  She somehow believes that any time there is cross contact that the law requires it to be stated.  I keep telling her that is not true, but she insists it is.  I watched her eat in a restaurant and just because she gave the waiter (not the manager and not the chef) a piece of paper listing her allergens she thought the food would be safe.  She ate fries without any questions about what else is made in the fryer.  I cringed at some of the things she was saying.  Try as I might, I could not convince her that she is eating unsafe food.  She is having mystery reactions.  I went out to dinner with her and my MFA daughter, hoping that when my MFA daughter asked for the chef and asked him several questions about what she would order that my friend would observe that there is much more to it than just handing the waiter a piece of paper with your allergens.  I understand that it must be hard to give up foods that you safely ate for decades and I think she just does not want to believe that she must give these foods up.  She has needed epi six times in the past year and a half.  In addition, she is having minor mystery reactions.  I need some articles, especially something explaining that peanuts are unsafe for people with TNA and that cross contact is not required to be stated on the label, also an article about how to order in a restaurant.  I am really worried about her.  I think she is sick of me talking to her about this, but she is so reckless with her allergies that I am afraid she will have that final reaction.  TIA!
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Lender's Bagels
« Last post by hezzier on May 16, 2018, 06:05:31 AM »
Has anyone checked on Lender's recently?  DS is requesting an onion bagel and I can't get them in our regular brand.  I know the frozen ones were safe for TN, what about the refrigerated ones?
Food Allergy Recalls / May 11 2018: Sugarfina Sugar Cookies (US)
« Last post by GingerPye on May 15, 2018, 08:56:42 AM »
May 11, 2018

Sugarfina, Inc. is recalling its Sugar Cookies product because the label does not declare that this product contains egg. People who have allergies or severe sensitivities to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Sugar Cookies were sold in Sugarfina, Inc. retail stores throughout the U.S., and select Nordstrom department stores in Oregon, Arizona, California, Texas, Illinois,Washington, and other boutique retail stores. The miniature, white-chocolate coated cookies were most commonly sold in a clear lucite cube that held approximately 3.5 ounces (UPC: 840278113725 | SKU #K1175), or sold in a blue plastic bag that contains approximately 2.5 lbs (UPC: 840278122123| SKU #K1016), and in a clear plastic bag that contains approximately 0.8 oz. (UPC: 840278109414 | SKU #K0521).
No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date. Sugarfina decided to initiate the voluntary recall of all lots shortly after an internal label review identified that the labeling statement did not identify eggs. The product is otherwise safe to consume.
Sugarfina takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously. If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund, or contact their sales representative.
Costumers with questions may contact the company at 1-855-784-2734 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST Monday to Thursday and 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST on Friday.
Sugarfina sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this voluntary recall may cause.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: New York Pretzel
« Last post by SilverLining on May 14, 2018, 12:58:12 PM »
Emailed. They are produced in a nut/peanut and sesame free facility.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Enjoy Life - sold to Mondelez
« Last post by hezzier on May 14, 2018, 07:54:28 AM »
FYI- enjoy life is having a friends and family 35% discount.  The code is FRIEND35 and is good until 5/19/18.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Daiya Cheddar Slices
« Last post by mary allard on May 12, 2018, 08:32:02 PM »
Thank you. I checked out the actual Daiya shreds, and those don't have the same ingredient. So I'll give that a try. 🌮🙂
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / New York Pretzel
« Last post by SilverLining on May 12, 2018, 08:21:48 PM »
Anyone familiar with New York Pretzels? Know if they are safe for peanut and sesame allergies?


I’m sure I was eating these before....but cannot find a thread about it.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Daiya Cheddar Slices
« Last post by GoingNuts on May 12, 2018, 07:16:37 AM »
Wow, that is disappointing.   :disappointed: I hope you can find an alternative that is safe for you.  :console:
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