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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:52 am 
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Hare are some tips from Health Canada on how to protect yourself if you have a food allergy:

- Read product labels carefully as manufacturers sometimes change the ingredients used in familiar products.

- Avoid food products that contain the specific allergens and/or derivatives of the specific allergens to which you are allergic.

- Avoid food products that bear a precautionary statement naming an allergen that you are allergic to; for example, precautionary statements like “may contain X” (where “X” is the name of a commonly known allergen).

- Avoid food products that don’t list their ingredients or food products that contain an ingredient you don’t recognize.

- When eating at a friend’s or in a restaurant, tell your host/server about your food allergy, and ask specific questions about the food being served.

- If an allergist prescribes an epinephrine/adrenaline auto-injector, learn how to use it and carry it all the time.

- Wear a MedicAlert identifier so that, in case of an accident, others know about your allergies and reactions.

- Look out for allergens listed by other names; food allergens and their derivatives are sometimes found in food under different names.


http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/05/10 ... allergies/

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