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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:14 pm 
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New on the menu: Allergens

By Jenn Abelson, Globe Staff | May 14, 2006

Kayla McCarthy has given up on eating out.

The 11-year-old's nut allergies landed her in the hospital three times in the past six months after she ordered foods like pizza and ice cream that she and her family thought were safe.

''I'm scared about what's going to happen," McCarthy said. ''Restaurants need to do a better job with people like me, people with food allergies."

Across the country, restaurants are wrestling with how to accommodate a growing number of customers with food allergies who are demanding greater transparency about the ingredients and preparation of food they order.

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Full story at http://www.boston.com/yourlife/health/diseases/articles/2006/05/14/new_on_the_menu_allergens/.

I found it interesting, especially the part near the end about discrimination.

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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