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Main Discussion Board / Walmart Online Ordering
« Last post by Janelle205 on Today at 01:47:41 AM »
I like to buy things in bulk, some things are unwieldy to purchase large quantities of at the store, and delivery means I don't have to expose myself to asthma triggers at the store.

My last Walmart order included free samples of gummy bears with my most potent allergen as one of the ingredients.  I realize that few people have anaphylaxis to apple, but these also have a shared facility warning for milk, eggs, soy, peanuts, almonds and coconut. 

Obviously I'm pretty unhappy about this.

There was nothing in the order to suggest that gummy bears would be a good addition - the order was just two flats of Similac infant formula.  (Do not ask how much that costs, you do not want to know.)

Past orders have mostly been bulk drink mix, diapers, wipes, more formula and baby food pouches.  Nothing that suggests that I would want gummy bears.

So watch out for that. Especially if you have younger allergy kids who might not always use great judgement, because hey, FREE CANDY!   >:(
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by spacecanada on Yesterday at 05:49:04 PM »
I took a look at the Ironman race package today.  I expected there to be nutty things at the aid stations, and there are some nutty energy bars.  What I didn't expect to be there were potato crisps at every run aid station!  I may actually have to hold my breath or run around the aid stations if people are opening and eating crisps all over the course.  Nuts don't aerosolise much in energy bar form, but potato crisps are a total snot fest with itchy eyes/ears/lips when people open and eat them close to me. 

Adding 'do not attempt to get water or a banana from the aid station' to my list of reminders for race day, and further complications due to food allergies.  I'll also double up on the antihistamines that day, take Ventolin before the run, and mention it to the medical officials at check in to make sure they know that if I'm wheezing on the run course it's more likely to be anaphylaxis than asthma.   :disappointed:

I planned to bring my own food and electrolyte drinks anyway, but was hoping to be able to get water if needed.  Time to adjust my plans. 

At least they specifically say in the race documents that racers requiring puffers or EpiPens need to keep them on their person at all times, which is awesome.
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I just read that my friend's relative just died from fatal anaphylaxis.  I don't know her name or her story, but I don't want her to be forgotten.   :'(
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Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Stroopwaffels
« Last post by ctmartin on May 17, 2019, 12:40:54 PM »
Daelman's website has a pretty comprehensive allergen chart, however it does not include sesame.  I e-mailed them and received confirmation that they are indeed sesame free.
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Instant Pot!
« Last post by SilverLining on May 17, 2019, 10:52:18 AM »
Has anyone ever made spaghetti in sauce in their IP?

I want to try it tonight because I cannot open any windows and steam will cook me.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by hezzier on May 16, 2019, 08:42:19 AM »
We got a take out menu for a local tap house in the mail so I was thinking maybe we should try it...then I saw the disclaimer

"Please be aware that during normal kitchen operations involving shared cooking and preparation areas, including common fryer oil, the possibility exists for food items to come in contact with other food products, due to these circumstances, we are unable to guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of allergens."

I do understand this is the reality at every restaurant, but it makes me feel like they won't even try so why bother.
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I need to make an update here. Lots going on!
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Taylor Farms Texas Inc. Recalls Salad with Chicken Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Class II Recall
051-2019
Health Risk: Low
May 14, 2019


Congressional and Public Affairs
Buck McKay
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2019 – Taylor Farms Texas Inc., a Dallas, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,079 pounds of Caesar salad with chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains anchovies, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The ready-to-eat Caesar salad with chicken item was produced on May 8, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:  [View Label (PDF only)]
9.75 oz. clear plastic packages containing “H.E.B. SHAKE, RATTLE & BOWL CAESAR SALAD with CHICKEN” and a “BEST BY” date of MAY 18 2019 represented on the label.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-34733” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail stores in Texas. ­           
The problem was discovered by a retail store when the mislabeled products were being unpackaged to be placed on the retail store shelves. 
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. 
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Kelsey Adams, Quality Analyst, Taylor Farms Texas Inc., at (214) 565-4847. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Becky Edwards, Public Relations Manager, Porter Novelli, at (855) 455-0098 and at press@taylorfarms.com.
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Santa Fe Importers, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Class II Recall
050-2019
Health Risk: Low
May 7, 2019


Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson 
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2019 – Santa Fe Importers, Inc., a Long Beach, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,589 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken meatball products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the products label. 
The frozen, RTE chicken Thai-style meatballs were produced and packaged on April 24, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:  [View Labels (PDF only)]
226 cases containing “lemonade CHICKEN THAI STYLE MEATBALL” with packaging date “04/24/2019” and case code “114-102130” on the labels.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-4118” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distribution center in California and packed for Lemonade restaurants as indicated on the label.                                 
Santa Fe Importers, Inc. notified FSIS of the problem after the company learned that the bread crumbs used to make the meatballs contained soy lecithin. 
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. 
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in restaurant freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the products are no longer available to consumers.
Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Jorge Endara, General Manager of Santa Fe Importers, Inc., at (562) 437-7775 or at Jorge@SanteFeImporters.com. 
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by PurpleCat on May 08, 2019, 06:24:27 PM »
That's horrible!!
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