Archive for November, 2006

Allergy alert – milk

Posted by SB Anderson on November 12th, 2006

An alert from PRNewswire: “Price’s Creameries today announced that plastic gallon containers labeled Price’s Orange Drink and sixteen-ounce plastic containers labeled Price’s Orange Flavored Drink are being voluntarily recalled because they may contain undeclared milk. No other products are involved in this voluntary recall.” Read more here.

Farming experts take on milk allergy – fact or fallacy?

Posted by SB Anderson on November 12th, 2006

From Ephrata, Pennsylvania’s Lancaster Farming: “Food allergies are increasingly top-of-mind for many Americans. In fact, one out of every three people in this country claim to have a food allergy of one kind or another. But the science doesn’t support these fears. Government and medical association estimates put the actual incident rate at only between one in 25 and one in 70.” Read more here.

Allergy alert – milk

Posted by SB Anderson on November 12th, 2006

According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, Washington St. Foods, Inc., dba Maizteca Bakery, is recalling 1.5-pound packages of “Maizteca Mexican Bread” due to undeclared milk. The recalled bread was sold in New York in uncoded plastic packages. Consumers who have purchased the product should return it to the place of purchase.

Schools figure ways to cope with FAs

Posted by SB Anderson on November 11th, 2006

From Michigan’s Novi News: “Janice Dziewit has two kids with allergies. Her 12-year-old daughter is allergic to sulfa, found in certain medications, and her 10-year-old son has asthma. Novi school officials know all about it — and not just because Dziewit works for the district, mostly because her kids attend Novi schools. Part of her job as a noon aide at Deerfield Elementary is to follow district guidelines, by helping kids with allergies and monitoring their food intake.” Read more here.

Local parents strive to raise awareness

Posted by SB Anderson on November 11th, 2006

From Riverhead, NY’s Suffolk Life Newspapers: “In an effort to raise awareness of food allergies in children, local residents Melissa Robinson and Cristina Stainkamp have formed support groups, reaching out to other parents and caregivers of children with severe allergies. Both mothers have a child with such severe dairy allergies that, if exposed to the allergen through ingestion, or even by merely touching a dairy product, they can go into anaphylactic shock.” Read more here.

Beware of peanut (& other allergens) in cosmetics

Posted by SB Anderson on November 1st, 2006

From Montpellier,France’s CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com: “According to the National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation (NTEF), consumers should not need a degree in chemistry to be able to determine the labelling on cosmetics products, but because of current regulations, it often seems that way. The scientific chemical names of most cosmetic ingredient mean nothing to most people, claims Dr. John Sheppard, director of the UK arm of the NTEF. And he says that even fewer people are aware that peanut-based extracts and oils often appear in cosmetic and toiletry products.” Read more here.

Food allergies in the family

Posted by SB Anderson on November 1st, 2006

From New York, NY’s WCBS-TV: “More and more children are having to cope with food allergies. While the child is the one who may have an allergic reaction, it’s important for the whole family as well as friends and schoolmates to know what’s going on. Anne Munoz-Furlong, CEO and founder of The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, sat down with CBS 2 News’ Cindy Hsu for an interview.” Read more here.

Will KFC’s soybean oil hurt the soy allergic?

Posted by SB Anderson on November 1st, 2006

From Des Moines, Iowa’s KCCI.com: “KFC announced Monday it will start cooking with zero trans-fat soybean oil next spring. The changeover is good news for most consumers, but how will it affect people with soybean allergies?” Read more here.

Allergy alert – milk

Posted by SB Anderson on November 1st, 2006

According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, Sara Lee Food & Beverage is recalling 12-oz. packages of “Sara Lee Premium
White Hamburger Buns” due to undeclared milk. The product was distributed to retailers and grocery stores in North Carolina and South Carolina. The product is identified as 12-oz. “Sara Lee Premium White Hamburger Buns” with the UPC Code 7294575177 and the production code SEPT 10 3452401226. Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800) 889-3556.