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Diner Who Almost Died in Salmon Allergy Mix-Up Suffers Backlash

Simon-Pierre Canuel speaks out about the painful criticism he faced after waiter’s arrest.

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Allergy Dad Shakes Up Breakfast With Toast Art

A father in the UK has come up with a creative solution to his daughter’s mundane breakfast that has gone viral on social media.

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When Food Allergy Strikes an Adult

Developing a food allergy in adulthood is a life-changer. Your carefree diet is out the window, and now you have auto-injectors, anaphylaxis risks, and lots of explaining. Meet those who’ve joined this brave new world. (First published in Allergic Living magazine; to subscribe click here.) ONE spring morning back in 2011, Sandy Williams was calmly sitting at her desk […]

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Is It Safe For Those With Shellfish Allergies To Consume Sea Salt?

Q: I’m a chef and often serve food to allergic customers. Is it safe for those with shellfish allergies to consume sea salt? I’ve read that it can contain a microscopic type of shellfish.  Dr. Sicherer: Sea salt differs from table salt primarily because sea salt is evaporated from seawater rather than refined from mined salt. […]

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Can I Be Allergic to All Fish But One?

Q: My girlfriend has confirmed allergies to tuna, anchovies, shrimp, crab, clams and mussels. However, she can eat salmon with no issues. Does it make sense that she could be able to eat salmon but still be allergic to virtually every other creature of the sea? If so, could she consider trying squid or escargot? […]

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A Family of Four Squeezes into the Honeymoon Suite

A family of four squeezes into a beachfront suite for their allergy-friendly vacation.

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Tragic Spring: 3 Food Allergy-Related Deaths

We’re saddened to report that three young people have died from anaphylactic reactions in the past two months.

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All About Fish, Shellfish Allergies

It’s an experience that has puzzled thousands of seafood lovers across North America and around the world: You’ve eaten fish and shellfish all of your life with no ill effects, and then one day, you’re eating some tasty tidbit from the sea – maybe some jumbo shrimp, some butter-drenched lobster, or some fresh-caught salmon – […]

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Shellfish and Fish Allergies Explored

From the Allergic Living Archives. A quick test: what’s the most widespread food allergy in North America today? If you answered ‘peanut’, that’s incorrect. But you could hardly be blamed given that legume’s notoriety. The right answer is seafood – from fish to crustaceans and mollusks. At a time when every “must-try” new restaurant is […]

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What’s New: Boiling Off Shrimp’s Potency

Researchers in China and Louisiana have tested and compared raw and boiled proteins of a common type of shrimp. They were excited to find that boiling shrimp for 10 minutes reduces the allergenicity of the protein called tropomyosin, the main allergen in shellfish. There would still be protein traces and no one is suggesting that […]

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