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Author Topic: Experts Seek Global Allergy Labelling Standard  (Read 446 times)

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Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Experts Seek Global Allergy Labelling Standard
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2023, 07:05:42 AM »
This would be such a game changer. And yes to people dealing with allergies being involved. I mean, allergists regularly say peanut oil is fineóyet Iíve seen my kid react to it several times.
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Re: Experts Seek Global Allergy Labelling Standard
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2023, 07:39:14 AM »
2 mg of peanut to get a may contain label seems way too high. Iím all for standardizing but we try for - if itís in the same manufacturing equipment, itís may contain. I donít know how much DD can have but itís TINY if any at all. She has reacted to probably a washed fork or plate. Not strongly but still.

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Re: Experts Seek Global Allergy Labelling Standard
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2023, 10:07:04 PM »
I agree with Mezzo that thresholds shouldnít be the defining factor but shared facility or shared equipment.

I have had anaphylaxis from simply walking into a supermarket past the bakery (likely airborne wheat). Also a severe reaction to people eating or cooking my allergens nearby. I donít believe that Ďstandardí thresholds truly exist.

Also, what happens if you eat four servings of a food that is below threshold and it brings your dose above threshold? How is that not a concern?
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