If you’re like me, there have been times when you wondered whether your child actually had a food allergy or whether they had outgrown the allergy. Both of our children outgrew dairy allergies which we didn’t know until we actually tried milk with them under our doctor’s guidance. Until recently, we thought Megan might have outgrown her kiwi allergy but she wasn’t willing to do an oral challenge. Unfortunately, as you may know from an earlier blog post and the Nonuttin’ News, we found out the hard way in December that kiwi is still very much one of her food allergies.
What if there was a blood test that was far more accurate than anything we have right now (skin or blood) that could give a definitive diagnosis without an oral challenge? Would you feel relieved? Read more »
In last January’s enewsletter, I had mentioned that we had received many requests for products with sunflower seeds. At that time, I asked for feedback on both the pros and cons after which we received several emails for both sides.
After carefully reviewing the feedback and, in many cases, having further discussions with the people who sent in feedback on the con side, it was evident that sunflower seeds would be overwhelmingly well accepted as long as they were were controlled on the pouch line only (trail mixes, baking ingredients, etc.) in the same manner that we currently control the soybeans. Read more »
Oh boy, you’d think that being deprived of peanuts and nuts for approximately 1-14 hours was akin to snatching a bottle out of a baby’s hands. Add in food allergies being referred to as a disability and you’ve got people frothing at the mouth. Read more »