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Adults with Food Allergies / Re: Strawberry allergy getting worse?
« Last post by rebekahc on May 24, 2018, 11:50:10 PM »
It's difficult as an adult to have to change the way you've always dealt with a certain food, but it sounds like that's what you're in for. For some reason you've become more sensitive. That can happen for any number of reasons or no reason at all and you may never know why. Hormones, illness, other allergens like environmental ones keeping your body on high alert, more or less exposure than usual, etc. could all be factors. Unless you can pinpoint something that might have changed around the time your allergy became worse and change it back, you're going to have to live with this new normal.

First, if you're having so many reactions, you really need to achieve better avoidance. Read every label, avoid anything that might possibly have come into contact with your allergen and it sounds like your gf needs to as well (or at least avoid you for several hours or more if she chooses to consume).

Second, I would suggest seeing an allergist who is very familiar with treating food allergies.  Really bad hives may just be uncomfortable, but reactions can and do change so you need to be prepared for what to do if you have a severe reaction. A good allergist should give you emergency medication and guide you on when to use it.  It's better to have it and not need it than the opposite.

I hope you can get things under control - reactions are miserable!
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Adults with Food Allergies / Strawberry allergy getting worse?
« Last post by JBHunkamunka on May 24, 2018, 10:04:59 PM »
Hi, I'm new here.

Ever since I was a kid I've had an allergy to strawberries, both natural and artificial flavors as well as the fruit
 As I got older it seemed to die down, but over the course of the last few months, it seems that the allergy has strengthened and made my reactions worse.

When I have a reaction I break out in hives all over. It used to be only when I would eat the food containing strawberries that I would react, but now if my fiancee eats anything strawberry or strawberry flavored she literally can't breathe on me without breaking out in hives; and the same goes for if something strawberry or strawberry flavored touches a food I eat without even leaving juice or a piece of it on it.

Is this something I should be heavily concerned about? Because I have a reaction close to once a week now and I'm only 26 if that makes a difference to concern and/or treatments.
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Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Simply Delicious Morsels by Nestle
« Last post by GoingNuts on May 23, 2018, 05:51:44 PM »
This is beyond awesome!  :happydance:
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May 21, 2018
Contact
Consumers
Sergey Trotsky
 1-718-492-8492
Announcement

Melanie Wholesale Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 17.6 oz (500g) package of “Melanie Mini Cookies with Caramel Flavor”, because they contain undeclared peanuts.  People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled “Melanie Mini Cookies with Caramel Flavor” were distributed nationwide in retail stores.  The product comes in a 17.6 oz (500g) clear plastic package with an expiration date (all dates).  The product UPC 4770049082126.
No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed that the peanut –containing product was distributed in packages that did not reveal the presence of peanuts.
Consumers who have purchased 17.6 oz (500g) package of “Melanie Mini Cookies with Caramel Flavor” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with the questions may contact the company at 1-718-492-8492 Attention Sergey Trotsky.
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Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Costco Kirkland Brand
« Last post by hezzier on May 22, 2018, 08:44:20 AM »
Has anyone checked into Kirkland's Pulled Pork?  A friend told DH that it was really good, DH tried it while out of town and agreed.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Need help for MFA friend
« Last post by Former Member1 on May 21, 2018, 03:23:15 PM »
All the links were very helpful.  Thank you.




**Personal information deleted per request of FormerMember1 by Hezzier
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Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Good Food Made Simple - Pancake Puffs
« Last post by hezzier on May 21, 2018, 08:28:26 AM »
I emailed the company to see if they had any other products made in nut free facility and this is what I got back...



We do have a number of products that are produced in peanut and tree nut free facilities: 
Egg White Patties
Waffles
Pancake Puffs
Breakfast & Entrée Burritos
Breakfast Bowls

Our Oatmeals and Entree Meals are produced in a facility that handles peanuts and tree nuts. We use good manufacturing practies and our allergen program identifies each allergen and puts procedures in place to avoid cross contamination. Having said this for these items, if someone is allergic to peanuts or tree nuts I would suggest that the consumer does not eat our entrée meals or oatmeals.

Thank you again for taking the time to write us to let us know about your experience. We really appreciate all of your support and hope that the next time you try Good Food Made Simple it’s simply the best. Let me know if you need anything else.
 
Best regards,
Sarah
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Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Good Food Made Simple - Pancake Puffs
« Last post by hezzier on May 20, 2018, 08:49:25 AM »
Kids liked them but they didn't seem very filling.  3 kids polished off the bag which is supposed to serve 6. 

I think the De Wafelbakkers frozen pancakes have more flavor, but these were fun to try.
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Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Good Food Made Simple - Pancake Puffs
« Last post by hezzier on May 19, 2018, 12:23:54 PM »
Found a new item at the Grocery store...
http://www.goodfoodmadesimple.com/our-food/original-puffs/

I cannot find any info on their website, but the pancake puffs are labeled as being made in a nut free facility.  Bought some for the kids to try tomorrow for breakfast.  Will send an email about other products, but the other things I looked at did not have the same statement.
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