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How are you doing now, Sunshine_burn? It's been more than a year, and in my experience dietary restrictions get easier over time. Hopefully that has been your experience.

I have Type 1 diabetes in addition to food allergies, and it's a really, really tough combination. Unfortunately, the only way for me to keep my blood sugar levels stable is to eat a very low-carb diet (in addition to insulin, of course). If I eat too many carbs, I inevitably get a spike or crash - or both - in my blood sugar. Some people with Type 1 diabetes can manage to eat carbs and keep good control, but I'm not one of them.

If you are still looking for meal ideas, let me know. Lots of good ideas here already.
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July 18, 2018
Contact
Consumers
 (503) 283-3831
Announcement

Portland French Bakery of Portland, OR is recalling 26,635 units of Seattle Sourdough Pub Bun 6pk and 8,022 units of Franz Premium Pub Buns 12pk, because it may contain undeclared SOY. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Products were distributed in Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Utah through United States Bakery distribution systems between 6/24/18 and 7/17/18.
The Seattle Sourdough Pub Bun 6pk, net wt. 16 oz., can be identified by UPC 0-72220-10164-5 and the Franz Premium Pub Buns 12pk, net wt. 32 oz., can be identified by UPC 0-72220-70218-7. Both items are packed in a poly bag with a best before date between JUL- 03-18 and JUL-31-18.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The labeling problem was discovered during a label and packaging review by firm. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing soy was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If a consumer has an allergy issue with SOY and have purchased the Seattle Sourdough Pub Bun 6pk and/or the Franz Premium Pub Buns 12pk, they are urged not to consume and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Portland French Bakery at (503) 283-3831 from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday, Pacific Standard Time.
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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: Is Carrying an EpiPen at school a "Privilege"?
« Last post by name on July 19, 2018, 07:58:26 PM »
No one here can give you legal advice.  You'd need to consult a licensed attorney in your state for that.  The lowest price point there may be a call to your state's Protection & Advocacy system Disability Rights California.  These offices have enabling statutes that allow them to represent disabled individuals.  The process may be frustrating, or not, DRC appears to be more robust than other state P&A, but you must go through intake in order to be reviewed for attorney assistance. 

Our child never signs what the district believes is an enforceable, viable contract and/or consent of a minor.  I always welcome them to choose wisely in response.   As an aside, many here will revert or cite federal laws which is never a bad starting place, but federal law and associated administrative agencies with jurisdiction for enforcement are not necessarily the response you need or are looking for.  State laws may raise the federal floor, and going forward without licensed counsel knowledgeable in applicable state laws may not be in your best long term interest.

My advice would be trying a quick Facebook inquiry to Allergy Law Project.  They won't give you legal advice but you may get some solid leads for a plan moving forward.  Mary and Laurell might also have some interest in this fact pattern or recommendations for an attorney in your state.  Won't cost anything to try.  Might want to tag FARE on social media if you either desire to or even have social media.  Be measured with what personal details you give out publicly.  In fact, I'd advocate a discreet direct email to someone at FARE with the appropriate job title but I understand most people prefer Facebook or Twitter.

In my personal opinion you would benefit from having a competent, licensed attorney in your state to guide you through this as a consultant, one who has proven experience in this nascent area of law (allergy/disability).  I'd be cautious in agreeing to full representation with a required retainer (significant money down) but a free initial consult followed by agreed hourly consult until representation seems sensible to both parties could provide good attorney oversight with the benefit of "issue spotting" for long term outcomes.

Of course you may hit the lottery with DRC P&A where they agree to take your case because it applies to a broad segment of disabled students with adverse impact, among other troubling issues I won't enumerate. 
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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: Is Carrying an EpiPen at school a "Privilege"?
« Last post by ctmartin on July 19, 2018, 06:52:43 PM »

No advice, but just chiming in ... we are in private school in NC and sign a similar paper every year.  I'm not sure they use the word "privilege" per se, but more like a "responsibility" and they make them sign off on a bunch of things such as carrying meds responsibly, not sharing food, etc.  She is in middle school, though.  I agree with you, though ... are students with other disabilities requiring medication (diabetes?) asked to sign a similar "privilege" form?
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Schools and Food Allergies / Is Carrying an EpiPen at school a "Privilege"?
« Last post by nonutmom on July 19, 2018, 05:57:01 PM »
Hi everyone! This is my first post here. I have 2 peanut/tree allergic children, and my youngest (daughter) will be a senior next school year. After all the years of filling out school medication forms and jumping through school hoops, this year's packet is thicker than ever and contains new forms. One of the forms is asking my daughter to agree that self-carrying her epipen and inhaler is a privilege that can be revoked. I have a big problem signing that. We live in California and I don't think it's a privilege - I think it's a law. Additionally, they want me to allow the school nurse to consult my daughter's doctor and view her medical records. They are asking for her social security number and her chart number. I am hoping one of you can advise me on the legalities of what they can and can't require. Thanks in advance. Sorry for the long post.
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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: 110 Grill - Locations in MA and NH
« Last post by RiMom911 on July 19, 2018, 04:11:28 PM »
We go often the to the 110 Grill in Chelmsford, MA.
They are always very responsive and accommodating.
We like the food, but there are limited options for my son, who is allergic to all of the top 8 allergens except for shellfish.
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Traveling & Restaurants / Allergy Friendly Food in Quebec City
« Last post by RiMom911 on July 19, 2018, 03:32:11 PM »
Hello All,

We are travelling to Quebec City with my 10 year old son who is allergic to most of the top 8 allergens. (Shellfish is OK).
I've read a lot of mixed reviews about dining out and food safety in Quebec City.
We are staying in an apartment with a kitchen, but would love to be able to go out to eat at least a few times with my son.
Can you please recommend any allergy-friendly restaurants? I would also really appreciate any brands or foods that we should look for (or avoid) at grocery stores.
Thanks so much for your help!
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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: New Mexico
« Last post by DoubleAs on July 18, 2018, 01:36:32 PM »
Thanks! Chipotle is a favorite for sure! And Mod Pizza. But, always looking to try something new when possible, and neither are in Santa Fe.
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Egg Allergy / Re: Baked egg challenge right now
« Last post by my3guys on July 18, 2018, 11:49:08 AM »
Thanks Space! So far so good! Hes had his cupcake dose daily without any issue!
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Nut Free, Dairy Free and Gluten Free cake recipe needed
« Last post by hezzier on July 18, 2018, 11:28:00 AM »
Cup4Cup products are made on shared equipment as milk, so it won't work. (I just looked that up yesterday, actually.)

I just checked the bag I have in my cabinet and it actually contains milk powder so I will definitely not be using it.
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