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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:41 pm 
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I just realized that many wines and vinegars are processed with casein or egg whites. Obviously I'm not giving my son wine (though I drink it and breastfeed still), but I definitely want to hear your experiences with vinegar? Vinegar appears in a lot of recipes and since we're trying to bake all of our son's food at home I want to buy safe products. Do I need to call manufacturers?

All this research for my son has made me wonder if I have a true (though extremely mild) allergy to casein or egg? Occasionally my chest turns bright red after drinking wine (usually from red wine, but it seems rather random). Also, since I've been on the elimination diet for breastfeeding my son, my eczema has gone away (it was very mild on my hands from time to time--though it got worse after pregnancy).

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:34 pm 
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Our daughter reacted with hives all around her mouth one time after eating a salad made with white wine vinegar. It was a homemade salad dressing and everything else in the salad and dressing are ingredients that she eats to this day without reaction.
She has allergies to egg and milk so...I suspect the wine in the vinegar was clairified using egg shells.
According to the Joy of Cooking, true Artisian Balsamic vinegar is not clairified with egg shells but commercial grades may be.
Just one more of those tidbits of information not usefull in Trivial Pursuit...anyone want to make an allergy version of the game? :P

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Has anyone found a safe balsamic vinegar for egg and milk allergic? or a wine vinegar? We are looking at some recipes for the holidays that use it. I love the flavour.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:06 pm 
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True artisian balsamic vinegars are supposed to be egg free (not clairified using egg shells) this is according to The Joy of Cooking.
I don't know much about dairy.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:56 pm 
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News out of Europe:
http://news.reseau-concept.net/pls/news ... &i_lang=33

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OIV – 27/11/2007 –EuropeanDirective 2000/13/EC of 20 March 2000 highlights that when certain ingredients or other substances are the cause of allergies or food intolerance are used for foodstuff production, some of these allergies or intolerances pose a danger for the health of susceptible individuals.

To better inform consumers and protect consumer health, European Directive 2003/89/EC which amends Directive 2000/13/EC includes annex III bis which provides a list of ingredients which must be written on food stuffs labels under all circumstances given that these ingredients may cause adverse reactions to susceptible individuals.

This directive likewise provides that in the case of alcoholic beverages, it should be mandatory to include in the labelling all ingredients with allergenic reactions in the beverage concerned. Moreover, this directive provides a derogation procedure for the exemption of mandatory labelling to establish whether ingredients or substances, derived from the ingredients provided in annex III bis may, under specific conditions, not cause adverse reactions.

As such, in accordance with Directive 2005/26/EC provisionally excluded from labelling was obtained until 25 November 2007 for wines fined with products listed in the annex, particularly isinglass, caseïne and egg albumin.

Certain states made the most of the transition period and provided the EFSA, agency in charge of making decisions on toxicology issues for the European Union, scientific data concerning possible allergic reactions to certain fining products used in oenology. After review of these files, the EFSA pronounced on isinglass, and milk-based fining agents (caseines) and egg based agents.

Based on these opinions, the European Commission drew up the new Directive 2007/68/EC of 27 November 2007 (modifying Directive 2000/13/EC) including the final list of ingredients which must be indicated on the label of food stuffs including alcoholic beverages as they are likely to cause adverse reactions in susceptible individuals.

In other terms, wines labels must include the below mentioned oenological products, indicating whether they were fined or treated using one of these products:

· Eggs and egg-based products (particularly albumin and lysozyme)

· Milk and milk-based products (including lactose) (particularly caseïne)

The application of this directive should enable the corresponding wines marketed or labelled before 31 May 2009 to be exempt from this obligation until depletion of stock.

The OIV would like to draw attention to professionals wine from the 2007 and 2008 harvests, which has undergone long maturing in barrels, and the marketing of these wines after 31 May 2009.


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