Archive for the ‘Peanut’ Category

UK teen’s death due to allergic reaction

Posted by RoseBoccio on September 24th, 2011

From the UK’s Wirral Globe: A Wirral teenager died from a lethal allergic reaction to a takeaway meal, an inquest was told. 17-year-old Christopher Smith, from Wallasey, had a severe nut allergy and went into anaphylactic shock after just one mouthful of food. – Read the story here.

Allergy alert – peanuts

Posted by RoseBoccio on September 24th, 2011

According to the Food Safety News, Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Pajaro, CA has recalled milk chocolate cranberries because they may contain peanuts. – Check out the details 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.



Peanut allergy calls for vigilance

Posted by RoseBoccio on July 11th, 2010

From Arizona’s YumaSun.com: If Vicki Kerley seems reluctant to share a hug, her friends know not to take it personally. “I’m not a huggy-type person and I really don’t like to shake hands with anyone, because I never know who’s been dipping into the peanuts,” Kerley said. The Yuma resident is a certified scuba diver who has explored the Earth’s waters, trekked through rainforests and jungles and traveled to Africa on an animal photography safari. But the seemingly invincible woman can be unexpectedly defeated by something quite small: a peanut. Kerley is severely allergic to them. – Read the rest of the story here.

Researchers work on therapy to make peanuts less deadly

Posted by RoseBoccio on July 11th, 2010

From Reuters: Peanut allergy has proven to be a tough nut to crack. While there’s still no way to make peanuts completely safe for people who are allergic to them, an experimental therapy may make them less deadly, report researchers from Germany and the US. – Read more here.

Squirrels leave nuts in yard; endanger boy’s life

Posted by RoseBoccio on July 1st, 2010

From Washington state’s KXLY.com:  A Spokane mother says she doesn’t feel safe letting her child outside to play in the yard because of squirrels. Michelle Areta says those squirrels leave nuts in the yard of her home; nuts that her son is deathly allergic to. Michelle has a tougher job than most mothers as her two-year-old son Niema has a very severe peanut allergy that could kill him. A Spokane mother says she doesn’t feel safe letting her child outside to play in the yard because of squirrels. Michelle Areta says those squirrels leave nuts in the yard of her home; nuts that her son is deathly allergic to. Michelle has a tougher job than most mothers as her two-year-old son Niema has a very severe peanut allergy that could kill him. – Read more here.

No peanut ban on airline flights until proof provided

Posted by RoseBoccio on June 30th, 2010

From USA Today – It’s much ado about peanuts. The Transportation Department has asked the public for weeks to comment on whether the once-popular, but increasingly rare, snack for passengers should be banned or restricted on airline flights for the sake of those who suffer serious allergies. But whichever way public sentiment falls, there can be no ban on peanuts without scientific proof to back it up. – -Read the details here.

US considers limit – or ban – on peanuts in flight

Posted by RoseBoccio on June 12th, 2010

From WashingtonPost.com: Federal regulators are considering restrictions, or even a complete ban, on the serving of peanuts on commercial airline flights. Advocates say the move would ease fears and potential harm to the estimated 1.8 million Americans who suffer from a peanut allergy. Peanut farmers and food packagers, however, say it would be overreaching and unfair to their legume. — Read more here.

Government proposes peanut ban in the air

Posted by RoseBoccio on June 5th, 2010

While this KansasCity.com story is about new airline rules in general, it does mention an effort to ban peanut snacks because of the danger to allergic passengers. There is a 60-day window of opportunity for the public to comment on the ban. Check it out here.

Peanut allergy linked to worse asthma in kids

Posted by RoseBoccio on March 12th, 2010

From Reuters UK: Among children and teenagers with asthma, those who also have peanut allergies may have more or more-severe asthma attacks, a new study suggests. – Check out the details here.