You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:01 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Florida and legistlation
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:25 pm
Posts: 238
Location: Thornhill
All right - so where else to come when you are starting a new research project?
We're heading to Florida later in the year and expect some constraints for luggage (what we can bring with us) as well as the difference between labelling legislation in FLA vs Ontario.
#1 - here sesame is prioritised
Otherwise, the FDA reads largely similar... (plain english, in brackets; no consistent parameters for 'may contain')

So, any research that others have done with respect to assessing safe products? Catches as I see them are:
- I don't have access to the specific product labels here...
- if I make all the calls when I get there, I won't be able to take the information into consideration when packing AND may have a delay in getting responses
- known and not much to do... sesame isn't prioritised

Any info/sources you could share would be greatly appreciated... looking to avoid the day in ER due to anaphylaxis we experienced last time around....

_________________
renie
daughter: ana for egg, sesame, dairy, pistachio/cashew/hazelnut. on contact. allergic+ to soy protein isolate, environmental allergies (e.g. dogs, dust mites). asthma. eczema.
son: peanuts, tree-nuts, OAS, environmental allergies. asthma.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 804
Location: Vancouver, BC
Is there an online grocery store there that has ingredients listed? I found they do in some places (Australia) and it was so helpful for me to read it ahead of time.

You could contact a local allergy support group and ask for advice.

Failing that, I would just bring a small supply of sesame risky foods - bread, crackers, etc, and once you run out, eat non packaged food like potatoes, meat, veg etc?

Hope you find some answers.

_________________
DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:08 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6475
Location: Ottawa
Bear with me as I tend to work backwards, but this is what I do:
1. Find zip code of where you'll be staying.
2. Use Google maps to search grocery stores near the zip code.
3. Search store flyers of stores to see what products they tend to sell.
4. Contact manufacterers to inquire if the product is safe for your family.

In this way, you will concentrate your energy on products that you can find and not have a wild goose chase.

:thumbsup

_________________
Moderator
Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 804
Location: Vancouver, BC
The other thing you could do is find very popular mainstream brands of products from large companies like Kraft, etc. It's likely that their products will be in pretty much every mainstream grocery store, so you could contact them and find out which products are safe, and go from there.

_________________
DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:00 am
Posts: 1119
You could also ask on one of the support groups for a Florida family dealing with similar allergies or at least sesame for product recommendations.

When we went to Florida a few years ago we were pleased with Sara Lee's labelling at the time and they have many companies - SaraLee, Jimmy Dean etc. If you can find other companies like that you may have some luck. Good luck!

_________________
me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:25 pm
Posts: 238
Location: Thornhill
thanks everyone! as always, very much appreciate it! if i learn or discover anything new, i'll make sure to post back :)

_________________
renie
daughter: ana for egg, sesame, dairy, pistachio/cashew/hazelnut. on contact. allergic+ to soy protein isolate, environmental allergies (e.g. dogs, dust mites). asthma. eczema.
son: peanuts, tree-nuts, OAS, environmental allergies. asthma.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group