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I wanted to share my blog here because it can be a great resource!  It is a place to find allergy-friendly recipes and helpful information for those who suffer from or care for those who suffer from one to all of the top 8 allergens, inspirational stories, my personal health journey, and more!  I have alternative names for each of the top 8 allergens, helpful links, anaphylaxis information and so much more.  Here's the link: https://caringfoodie.blogspot.com/  I hope it can help someone out!  If you need help finding any specific recipes or information, please give me a shout out.  I'd love to help!  :)
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Substitution Chart
« Last post by Julie of Caring Foodie on May 30, 2018, 12:46:53 PM »
I have a list of allergy-friendly substitutions on my blog that may be of help. Link removed by Admin.

Julie, while we appreciate your input in threads, we ask that you do not spam our board with links.  You may read our commercial posting rules here: Please Read RULES Before Posting in this Section
May 25, 2018
Susan Acker
 844-434-8843 ext: 103

Divvies announced today a voluntary recall of its Benjamint Crunch Chocolate bars due to possible undeclared milk in the peppermint used in the bars.  The recall is limited solely to the Benjamint Crunch Bars that were sold online through the Divvies website.  This recall will impact approximately 140 consumers.
The product being recalled is the following:
Product Description
Purchase Dates
Benjamint Chocolate Bars
Feb 22, 2018 – May 18, 2018
This issue was discovered through routine testing of ingredients.  There have been no consumer complaints regarding this product.  Divvies is reaching out to each consumer who has received the product via phone or email to alert them of this situation.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers with questions or concerns should contact the company at 844-434-8843 M-F.
May 25, 2018
 (800) 220-2339

Dough-to-Go of Santa Clara, CA is recalling 20 cases of cookies because they may contain undeclared tree nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Zoe’s Cookies are manufactured by Dough-to-Go and were sold to a local foodservice distributor and subsequently distributed to their customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The product is a 4oz vegan tuxedo fudge chocolate cookie that is individually wrapped with the Zoe’s brand name and flavor label on the front and the nutritional information and ingredient listing on the back. These are packed 24 to a case and sold with a product label and production code on the outside container. The UPC number on the cookie label is 044964133404 and the lot code of the cases in question is 222620.
To date there has been one reported case of an allergic reaction to the walnuts.
The consumer who suffered the allergic reaction reported the incident to the FDA when it was discovered that the walnuts were not supposed to be in that product as they are not listed on the label as an ingredient or allergen. The reason behind the undeclared tree nut is still unknown and the investigation is ongoing, however, a breakdown in the companies mixing procedures or incorrect labeling is suspected.
If you have purchased a Zoe’s brand 4oz individually wrapped Vegan Tuxedo Fudge cookie you are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with any questions may contact Dough-to-Go at (800) 220-2339, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm PST. For any calls after business hours or on the weekends, customers can leave a voicemail and their call will be responded to on the next regular business day.
Wonderful to read congratulations! Thank you for posting. My DS is approaching college age with mfa. It’s worrisome. Posts like yours make me think he can do it!
Main Discussion Board / Re: Allergy Co9nference
« Last post by rebekahc on May 29, 2018, 11:24:57 AM »
That's wonderful, eragon!  It looks like you have a great list of speakers lined up.  I hope things go smoothly for you in this inaugural year and you can continue this conference for years to come.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Auvi-Q relaunch
« Last post by hezzier on May 29, 2018, 10:01:30 AM »
Well, he has a set of epi pens at school as a back up so he would only carry the auvi’s to school.  If he was going anywhere else he would need to carry a set of epis, which we have plenty of.  Finding a pair of pants or shorts that fit epis in the pocket is nearly impossible.  Once he gets to HS, they carry their backpacks everywhere.  Most kids don’t use the lockers because the building is so spread out that it’s not convenient to use them.  So we just have one more school year to get through.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Auvi-Q relaunch
« Last post by spacecanada on May 29, 2018, 09:18:49 AM »
Istudies have shown that epinephrine autoinjectors are good for up to four years, with something like 80% potency, but I would never let a primary device expire.

Someone in my local allergy group is in contact with Kaléo and in discussions about bringing them back to Canada.  Apparently the $300/device cost is too high for insurance companies here to cover.  (That is the cost she mentioned, in Canada.). The new robotic manufacturing method has made these much more expensive to make.  So she is building a case from local families to bring to Kaléo showing demand here... But I doubt many people will pay $600 per set, when people already complain that $100 is too much for one EpiPen, and many people here still don't carry two.  Me, I'd pay the $600 for infinitely more comfortable devices when training every day - seriously.  Allerject fit in all my pockets, EpiPens fit in NONE, not even my cycling jersey, and waist pouches are starting to injure my back when running long distances. 

This link may be helpful here with regards to temperature:
Yes, yes... I know the source, but it's a good article.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Auvi-Q relaunch
« Last post by hezzier on May 29, 2018, 09:05:25 AM »
So bummed that we cannot get anymore of these.  What's the latest theory of how long they are good for?  I think DS's set expire this month.
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