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Reactions & Stories / Re: Were these reactions or not?
« Last post by GoingNuts on June 15, 2018, 10:57:28 AM »
Yes, keep us posted. 

Iíd say the asthma flare up is pretty suspicious. 
Reactions & Stories / Re: Were these reactions or not?
« Last post by rebekahc on June 15, 2018, 09:51:22 AM »
Ugh, I'm sorry you're not feeling better, but I'm glad you were able to get in to see a doctor today.  Hopefully he'll have some suggestions for you.  I never take Immodium because it usually doesn't work for me or if it does work, it works way too well.  Are you perhaps continuing to have exposure to something you're allergic to?  Maybe even something you normally tolerate, but just can't right now?

Keep us posted on what the doctor says!  :grouphug:
Reactions & Stories / Re: Were these reactions or not?
« Last post by Ciel on June 15, 2018, 08:27:56 AM »
Iím still not 100% better. I get hungry and Iím not otherwise nauseas, but my tummy still hurts a lot and when I eat itís pretty much still instant liquid or mostly liquid diarrhea. My chest/esophageal (?) pain has been very bad as well. Iím wondering if I should try some Imodium. Or Benadryl? My doctor doesnít work on Fridays but Iím seeing a different doctor this morning and Iím going to try and get her opinion. My asthma has been bothering me a bit more this past week too, and it had been under good control for a long while until now, which may be a total coincidence, but I am wondering about that as well.  :tongue:
Recipes & Cooking / Re: seperate cookware in the kitchen
« Last post by spacecanada on June 14, 2018, 02:08:27 PM »
We also don't bring into our home any allergen that could be easily aerosolised and/or stick to cookwares - no nuts, peanuts, or wheat/potato flour.  When my husband cooks anything with wheat or potato (pasta and perogies only, no flours, and it happenns only a few times per year, not daily) he makes sure to clean up everything, scrub the pots, and then put them in the dishwasher for an extra clean. That way, our kitchen remains a safe place. We do not use separate cookware as a result. We also only use stainless steel pans, nothing with a coating. (We have dedicated allergen-free cast iron cookware, mind you.)

If you use separate cookware you may also have to store them separately and clean them separately too, not to mention traces that could be on utensils, counters, cutting boards, etc. I think having better allergen control measures, such as limiting allergens in the house, thorough cleaning routines, and food storage segregation would be more important than separate cookware, as separate cookware alone, without those other measures in place, would offer a level of false security since traces could be introduced elsewhere.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Homemade barbecue sauce
« Last post by spacecanada on June 14, 2018, 01:53:33 PM »
I made Rebekah's recipe today and I think it is good, though I hope the flavours develop some more overnight in the fridge. (The vinegar in the ketchup needs to melllow a bit.)  I used liquid smoke, McCormick spicy pepper medley, and McCormick steak spice (I couldn't find barbecue spice on its own), and omitted Worcestershire since all the varieties had barley and fish in them.

Barbecue tofu for supper tonight!

I will try Mac's recipe tomorrow or Saturday.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: seperate cookware in the kitchen
« Last post by rebekahc on June 14, 2018, 01:34:36 PM »
We don't cook with or ever even bring into our home allergens that are likely to cause a reaction from thoroughly washed cookware (for us, that would be nuts, peanuts and shellfish), so no, we don't separate.  I do think it could be a good idea as one component of an entire food safety plan for restaurants and schools or for households where they cook with a family member's allergen.  It seems like special purple sets are just a way for someone to try and capitalize on food allergy, though.  Plus, since teal is the food allergy awareness color, it seems teal would be a better choice.
Recipes & Cooking / seperate cookware in the kitchen
« Last post by deirdre8619 on June 14, 2018, 01:18:26 PM »
I'm new to this and am just curious if anyone separates their cookware in the kitchen to make sure they  aren't having any cross contact? I have seen online that restaurants and schools are doing it, and there's some information on these purple cookware sets/handles, and cooking utensils that are purple and easily identifiable...comments??
Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by Macabre on June 14, 2018, 12:33:02 PM »
Thatís awsome!
Oh, space, I didnít think you needed to remove itójust to give folks warning that it was there so that they could stop reading if they wanted to. I read what happened and then saw the movie name. I donít want to see itójust thought Iíd aomeone were planning to see it they should be able to decide whether to read the spoiler or not.
Food Allergy Recalls / June 13 2018: Melissa's Spicy Edamame (US)
« Last post by GingerPye on June 14, 2018, 08:36:15 AM »
June 13, 2018
World Variety Produce, Inc.
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World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling Spicy Edamame 7oz, because it contains the undeclared shellfish/crustacean allergen ďOyster ExtractĒ ingredient within the spicy sauce packet. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Spicy Edamame were distributed through retailers in Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Recalled Spicy Edamame can be identified by the following descriptions:
Melissaís Spicy Edamame
Melissaís Spicy Edamame
7oz Cardboard Sleeve
UPC Code
(located on front panel)
5/29/18 through 07/02/18

No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall is a result of the incorrect spice sauce pack being packed within the spicy edamame product.
Consumers who have purchased Melissaís Spicy Edamame are urged to destroy and dispose of recalled product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-588-0151, Mon-Fri 6:00 AMĖ6:00 PM PST.
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