Update January 2013: Many Allergic Living readers expressed concern about the death in prison of Michael Saffioti, a Washington State man with severe dairy allergy and asthma. In early January, the Snohomish County Prosecutor made the decision not to lay any charges, based on a 400-page report compiled by the County Sherriff’s Office. The report… Read more »
Food allergy was a hot topic of research conversation at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology conference in San Francisco in March 2011. While no food allergy “cure” looms around the corner, there was an encouraging sense that treatments and new tests are coming. Researchers are unlocking more secrets of allergies and… Read more »
Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Eggs baked goods, e.g. cookies, cakes challah and gluten-free bread crackers fat replacers (e.g. Simplesse) meat products with fillers like meatballs or meatloaf nougats, marzipan candy pasta (fresh but also some dried pasta “may contain” eggs) quiche, soufflé salad dressing, creamy dressings sauces, for example, Béarnaise, hollandaise, Newburg, tartar… Read more »
Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Milk, Dairy artificial butter, butter flavor, butter oil baked goods, e.g. cakes, cookies battered or fried foods broths and bouillons caramel coloring or flavoring chocolate, candies crackers coffee whiteners custards, puddings deli meats, hot dogs dips and salad dressings egg and fat substitutes (Opta, Simplesse) high-protein flour lactose-free products… Read more »
In May 2001, CBC Radio aired a first-person radio documentary about living with food allergies. It was called “A Nutty Tale,” and featured Sabrina Shannon, a vivacious girl who captured listeners’ hearts. Two years later, Sabrina tragically died from an anaphylactic reaction at her high school. But her legacy – and her voice – live… Read more »
Once upon a time, the only way you could get a chocolate bar free of dairy was to make it yourself! Companies are catching on that those with an allergy to dairy might still go for chocolate and we now have a few options. Most companies had stopped shipping chocolate bars during the hot summer… Read more »
A cheese alternative that tastes as good as the real deal.
Researchers in Israel have stumbled upon an intriguing finding: after studying 13,000 infants they found that those who were introduced to cow’s milk within the first two weeks of life had a lesser chance of developing milk allergy. The study was actually trying to determine the prevalence of cow’s milk allergy and how often it… Read more »
From the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2010. AVOID, AVOID, avoid. That’s how Ann Jeannette Glauber had been treating her 4½-year-old son’s allergies to eggs, milk, peanuts, nuts and shellfish. But at a party a few years ago, Theo grabbed and ate a handful of Goldfish crackers (which contain dairy) before… Read more »
Allergies to milk and eggs are two of the most common types of food allergies in children.