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Adults with Food Allergies / Re: Confused...
« Last post by rebekahc on October 15, 2021, 07:10:23 PM »
I agree with Going Nuts, I’d start with baked eggs and something that’s baked a long time like cake and then if that’s okay something cooked not as long like cookies, etc. In general positive allergy test results are about 50% accurate, but negative test results are about 90% accurate, so I can understand why your doctor’s office advised you the way they did.  What reaction have you had to eggs?  That would influence my answer - and your doctor’s office should have considered your reaction history in their advice to you as well. 

I am allergic to eggs, but only raw or lightly cooked eggs bother me. Baked goods are typically fine except sometimes under baked cookies or something very egg-heavy such as pound cake will make my throat itch. I also can’t do things that are all egg white - like angel food cake. I don’t eat eggs or egg dishes like breakfast casseroles or quiche, etc.
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Adults with Food Allergies / Re: Confused...
« Last post by GoingNuts on October 15, 2021, 01:29:27 PM »
Did they suggest starting with baked egg, like in a cake? 

Hopefully someone with an egg allergy will chime in here.
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Adults with Food Allergies / Confused...
« Last post by MWhitman401 on October 15, 2021, 12:06:01 PM »
Hi all, I developed an egg allergy when I was about 30 (confirmed with blood work and skin prick) and it has been about 5 years and I recently got retested... I was told the IgE bloodwork was negative and I was all set to reintroduce egg to my diet. I mean... is that it? I can just go fry up some eggs and go to town? I called their office a week or so after I got the results and told them I was scared to reintroduce it... the nurse said I should be fine just eat a little bit if I was worried. I feel like I should be taking this a bit more seriously! Any thoughts?
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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Blaze Pizza?
« Last post by joshsmom on October 14, 2021, 08:34:26 AM »
I believe it is only peanuts. We have a challenge to hazelnuts on Monday.
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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Blaze Pizza?
« Last post by PurpleCat on October 13, 2021, 06:09:01 PM »
They have really good vegan cheese and gluten free options.  All ingredients are on the same buffet like counter so certainly chances for cross contamination.  I am lactose intolerant no allergy, however I avoid all dairy.  I wanted a berry salad and the server went in the back to get fresh greens and other ingredients to make me a safe salad even though I said it wasn't an allergy.  Not sure what allergens you are trying to avoid.
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Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy / Re: Wonderful almonds
« Last post by hezzier on October 13, 2021, 05:59:51 AM »
Last time I looked at their website, I definitely found a nut thin with pecans.  Not sure if there are more tree nuts.
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Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy / Re: Wonderful almonds
« Last post by joshsmom on October 12, 2021, 05:05:14 PM »
Does anyone know which tree nuts are cross contaminated with blue diamond almonds?
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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Blaze Pizza?
« Last post by joshsmom on October 12, 2021, 04:28:36 PM »
Spoke to our local blaze pizza. They are Peanut and tree nut free. There is an Allergen chart Bottom of their website.

They do have a CYA on their food.
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Main Discussion Board / Food Allergies, Disability Law and Your Rights
« Last post by GoingNuts on October 12, 2021, 12:10:29 PM »
Food Allergies, Disability Law and Your Rights: Navigating Public Accommodations

Presenters
Laurel Francoeur & Mary Vargas

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

REGISTER TODAY
 
Summary: For people living with food allergies, visiting places of public accommodation – that is, businesses that are usually open to the public, including restaurants, theaters and recreation facilities – can present a wide variety of challenges, including access to safe food options. Will the bistro be able to accommodate your needs? Will you be allowed to bring your own food into the stadium? These uncertainties can be stressful for anyone managing food allergy and food intolerance. In this webinar, the fourth in our six-part series on food allergy patient rights, we will discuss the rights that food-allergic patrons have when using public accommodations and the cases in disability law that impact those rights.

Registration is FREE, and all registrants will receive a recording of the webinar.

Please send questions in advance to Karie Mulkowsky at kmulkowsky@foodallergy.org.

About the Presenters

Laurel Francoeur

Laurel Francoeur graduated from M.I.T. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. She is a graduate of Suffolk Law School and has been a practicing lawyer since 1996. Her practice focuses on food allergy issues. She is a national speaker on the topic of food allergy and the law. She drafted legislation in Massachusetts to allow easy access to epinephrine for students in classrooms and has testified at the state and federal level about food allergy issues. She has also worked with the Mass. Department of Public Health on food allergy guidelines for restaurants. In 2019, Laurel was named a “Top Woman In Law” in Massachusetts. She is the author of “Flying With Food Allergies” and co-author of “The Preschool Food Allergy Handbook,” which serves as an official reference for preschools in New York City. She has a 21-year-old son with multiple food allergies.

Mary Vargas

Mary Vargas is a founding partner with the litigation firm Stein & Vargas, LLP, based in Washington, D.C., where she engages in nationwide impact litigation on behalf of individuals with disabilities. Vargas has won key victories in federal courts throughout the United States on behalf of individuals with food allergies, celiac disease and other disabilities. She was awarded the 2017 FARE Vision Award for food allergy activism, the 2016 Eagle Award for groundbreaking disability rights litigation related to the representation of a deaf medical student, and the 2010 Advocacy for Persons with Pain Award. Vargas is a 1998 Skadden Fellow and a 1994 Truman Scholar. She is the mother of three boys, one of whom has food allergies and celiac disease.

 
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Food Allergy Recalls / Simple Mills Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Crackers
« Last post by GoingNuts on October 12, 2021, 12:03:16 PM »
Milk Allergy Alert: Simple Mills
Simple Mills Issues Voluntary Recall on a Select Number of Lots of Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers Due to the Presence of Undeclared Milk

Simple Mills is initiating a voluntary recall because a select number of Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Cracker boxes were erroneously packed with bags of Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers. As a result, the packaging does not list the presence of a possible allergen (milk). Some people who have an extreme allergy or severe sensitivity to milk could run the risk of a serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Following are the product lots impacted by this voluntary recall.

Product Name   Box Size   Item Number
(UPC)   Lot Codes
(Best By Date)
Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond
Flour Crackers   4.25oz
(120 g)   856069005131   02/12/2022
02/13/2022
02/14/2022
02/15/2022
Recalled product could have been sold as an individual box or part of a 3 or 6 pack of 4.25 oz boxes. On individual boxes, the lot code (Best By date) can be found on the top of each box and the item number (UPC) can be found on the bottom of each box. Photos of the packaging of the recalled product are below.

This product was distributed nationally via brick-and-mortar retail, direct delivery, and e-commerce. This is the only product that is subject to the recall. Impacted retailers have been notified and are removing the product from their warehouses, distribution centers, and store shelves.

We were made aware of this issue via consumer contact. To date, there has been one report of a consumer experiencing mild symptoms.

Consumers who purchased the impacted product specified above or have questions can contact Simple Mills at info@simplemills.com or (312) 410-8414 Monday through Thursday 9 am - 5 pm CST and Friday 9 am - 1 pm CST.
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