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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:35 am 
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US Food and Drug Administration "Information about Food Allergens" website: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/wh-alrgy.html


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:44 pm 
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Wow, I took a quick peek at the newer items and was surprised to find that two major drug companies are both arguing to include casien in infants formula which is marketed to infants with milk allergies! :evil:
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/falnoti.html
Mead Johnson Nutritionals and Ross Products Division of Abbot Laboritories have both written letters requesting that they not have to include a label of milk.
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The subject of FALN 001 is Mead Johnson's extensively hydrolyzed casein (EHC), derived from cow's milk (milk).[1] FALN 001 informs FDA of Mead Johnson's view that based on scientific evidence EHC does not contain allergenic protein from milk. Mead Johnson's EHC is intended for use in infant formulas marketed as hypoallergenic for milk-allergic infants.


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Ross' extensively hydrolyzed casein (EHC)[1], derived from cow's milk (milk). FALN 002 informs FDA of Ross' view that based on scientific evidence, EHC does not contain allergenic protein from milk. Ross' EHC is used in infant formulas marketed as hypoallergenic and is intended for milk-allergic infants.


In both instances they were not able to provide scientific data to support their arguments and it seems that the FDA felt that there was enough "clinical reactiviy" to support the presumption that EHC is hypo alergenic.

I am shocked that drug companies would use a milk derived ingredient in an infant formula marketed to milk allergic infants. I am glad that the labelling laws have changed to better enforce the inclusion of ingredients as what they really are.

It makes me wonder if they are being truthful with us, when we call them to inquire about the ingredients in their products though.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:12 pm 
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That *is* bad news. Unless they test every single batch for milk protein, cross contamination can occur! Regardless, consumers have the right to know because on grey issues like this medical opinion is divided. A similar debate surrounds the issue of whether refined peanut oil is safe.

This from http://www.allerg.qc.ca/peanutallergy.htm#oil

In some studies, peanut allergic people did not react to refined peanut oil, but

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Olszewski and coll. reported an allergy to peanut oil by skin test, and by double-blind placebo controlled challenges, concluding the presence of residual allergenic proteins in crude and refined peanut oil, and that the increase consumption of allergens in the form of peanut oil and fats can contribute to the occurrence or persistence of symptoms and may be suspected to increase the risk of sensitization


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The argument for declaring the use of any component of milk---even if it is highly processed--would be the same.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:01 am 
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Is there any European or just British counterpart for that site? Or should people just look at that site regardless of where in the world they are? I know that there are a lot of the same products in both America and the UK, but just concerned about those products that are not.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:57 am 
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Jules, here are some UK sites:

Allergy UK
http://www.allergyuk.org/

The British Allergy Foundation:
http://www.yourskin.co.uk/self-help-org ... dation.htm

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:04 am 
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Thank you very much Storm - That info is going to be really helpful. :D Its always good to know about allergens in products.

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