Archive for November, 2009

Allergy alert – Peanut

Posted by RoseBoccio on November 29th, 2009

From MiamiHerald.com (Florida):  Jelly Belly Candy Co. is recalling 7.5-ounce cylinder-style packages of 49 Flavors Jelly Belly jelly beans because the package is incorrectly labeled. The mislabeled packages failed to list peanut butter and peanut flour in the ingredient statement. People who have an allergy to peanuts or a severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these ingredients. The Jelly Belly 49 Flavors cylinder packages were shipped to about 200 independent stores nationwide from Sept. 29 to Oct. 30, 2009. Consumers who have a peanut allergy and purchased the product should return it to Jelly Belly Candy Co., One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, Calif., 94533. For more information call 800-522-3267.

Desensitization trial works for 11-year-old

Posted by RoseBoccio on November 29th, 2009

From The Sun Chronicle (Attleboro, MA): Like any 11-year-old boy, Brett Nasuti has a favorite T-shirt. His just happens to be one that sums up his situation. Brett sports the black T-shirt emblazoned with white letters spelling out a dairy industry advertising catch phrase “got milk?” with pride, in part, because now he can. After participating in a milk desensitization trial program at Children’s Hospital in Boston, he can now have products made with milk after a lifetime of severe allergies, which as an infant would leave him purple with hives. – Read more here.

Improved medical alert jewelry – USB-style

Posted by RoseBoccio on November 29th, 2009

From HealthNews.c0m: If you or someone you love has ever been found to have a severe medical problem, an ID bracelet is often recommended to the patient in case of any type of emergency so paramedic crews are able to get to that person first and know right away which medications they are taking, procedures he or she is allowed to have, and any allergies or complications professionals should be aware of in case they come across a problem during emergency care. – Check it out here.