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Peanut Free but Dairy Allergy Gets the Short Shrift

I spoke to the  producer of a national talk show last week and part of that discussion was telling her all of the major national brands in Canada that have begun producing and labeling items as Peanut Free.  She asked me to send her a couple of those products along with Nonuttin’ samples so that she could see what kind of selection is available to Canadians but not to Americans.  So off to the grocery store I went. Many items

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Canada Adds an 11th Priority Allergen

After much review, Canada has decided that mustard should be labeled on food ingredients as one of the priority allergens.

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Put Life Into Perspective

Sometimes it takes a tragic experience of a friend to really appreciate your own life.

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Could We Be Closer to Food Allergen Limits in Processed Foods?

If you are a Celiac disease sufferer, you know that experts recognize 20 parts per million (ppm) as the standard in gluten tolerance.  Eating a variety of foods below this limit is considered safe, even when eaten cumulatively.  While there may be a tiny percentage of individuals with extreme sensitivity for who this standard may still be a problem, The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes this limit as not only safe for Celiacs but also manageable by the food industry. 

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Psst! Is Your Back to School Season Going Smoothly?

After years of recreating the wheel each time the school year begins, our year is off to a fine start. Is it too easy?

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Another Birthday Earned

Our allergic child is 13 today. While others celebrate (or are dismayed) about a child becoming a teenager, we are thankful that we’ve gotten this far.

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Is 5 Years up Already?

It’s hard to believe that Nonuttin’ Foods is celebrating its 5th anniversary. It’s time to look forward to the future.

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Pets and Food Allergies

Dogs do have food allergies. Are their allergies a reflection of the growing issue of food allergies in humans?

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Food Allergies – It’s All in the Family

The food allergies of our previous generations may be prevalent than you think.

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Are you Playing Food Allergy Roulette?

When I was younger, I had a friend with a shrimp allergy who seemed determined to overcome his food allergies by sheer willpower.  I’m sure you’ve heard of allergic people like this, perhaps you’re one of them.  These are the people who know they have a food allergy but  disregard food labels and maybe even actively try to prove they’re no longer allergic to the food they reacted to as a child.  In any case, my friend stopped his antics after purposefully

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