Archive for July, 2011

Allergy alert – egg

Posted by RoseBoccio on July 12th, 2011

According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, Posh Bakery is recalling “Butter Mini Croissants” and “Chocolate Mini-Croissants” due to undeclared egg. The recalled items were sold in many Whole Foods Market stores in northern California. The products are packaged in 12-pack, 12-oz clear plastic clamshell containers with Whole Foods Market labeling. The recall affects all expiration best-buy dates and lot codes prior to July 6, 2011. The recall affects “Croissants Mini Butter 12PC Whole Foods” with UPC 21609300000 and “Croissant Mini Chocolate 12PC” with UPC 21609400000. Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (408) 980-8451 Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT.

Allergy alert – milk, sunflower, sesame, soy

Posted by RoseBoccio on July 3rd, 2011

According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), Risvold’s Salads Inc. is recalling “seafood pasta” and “seafood salad” due to undeclared milk, sunflower, sesame, and soy. The products were sold behind the deli case in select retail markets in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The recall affects all Risvold’s seafood salad with “use by” dates prior to 071111 and all Risvold’s seafood pasta with “use by” dates prior to 071711. Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (323) 770-2674, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT.

As the number of FA children grows, families learn to cope

Posted by RoseBoccio on July 3rd, 2011

From Ipswich’s The Queensland Times: “Some might call me paranoid or neurotic with regards to the things I do (like wiping down tables or chairs or even play toys when we are out) but other mums with children who suffer from anaphylaxis will know exactly how I feel…” This comment from the mother of a food-allergic tot struck a chord with me. Read more here.

Irish survey points to overuse of food allergy labels

Posted by RoseBoccio on July 2nd, 2011

From IrishHealth.com: Most precautionary food allergen labels are unnecessary and the overuse of these labels restricts food choices for people with allergies, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has said. According to the results of a food allergy survey, 94% of foods with precautionary allergen labelling did not contain detectable levels of the allergen referred to on the label. Check out the story here.

Study: Milk baked in food can help kids outgrow allergy

Posted by RoseBoccio on July 2nd, 2011

From UPI.com: Increasing amounts of food with milk baked in, in the diets of children allergic to milk, helps them outgrow their allergy, U.S. researchers say. Read more here

Teen recovers from reaction; Parents wonder what happened

Posted by RoseBoccio on July 2nd, 2011

From MyFoxPhoenix: This teenage girl has a peanut allergy, and that’s why her parents are having trouble understanding why she would intentionally eat “Crunchy Nut” cereal that clearly has peanuts. They want police to figure out exactly what happened to their daughter. Read more here.