Allergy Labels for Food Containers

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By camandmacsmom on Thu, 01-31-08, 20:20

Hi everyone.

I'm new to peanut allergy but all my kids have various other food allergies varying in severity. My oldest boys are in school and it always makes me nervous sending them off and allowing them to eat lunches/snacks at school. We've tried a number of different products over the years to act as a reminder of food allergies (they both wear medic alert bracelets but I'm really not sure how many people notice them... especially when they are covered by a long sleeved sweat shirt). Anyway... we came across these labels (check out the site at [url="http://www.christa.mabel.ca"]http://www.christa.mabel.ca[/url] They allow you to list up to six allergens which will appear on each label. They are bright red with white writing and are about the size of an address label. They are completely dishwasher and microwave safe and super durable. My oldest kids (7 and 8) have had them on their lunch/snack containers since the middle of summer and have used and washed them everyday and they still look as good as new. The other thing I like about them is that you can choose a cute icon which allows my two year old pre-reading daughter (peanut allergy and various others) to distinguish her cups and snack containers from everyone else's. Anyways... I just wanted to mention this product in case anyone was looking for an extra way to let people know of their child's allergies.

If you'd like any further information please let me know and I'd be happy to send you some. Thanks. CJ

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By zimbali on Sat, 02-02-08, 01:21

They also have them for 50 for $2 on the FAAN website: [url="https://www.foodallergy.org/shoppingcart/cgi-bin/msascartlist.dll/ProductInfo?productcd=SFAS"]https://www.foodallergy.org/shoppingcart/cgi-bin/msascartlist.dll/ProductInfo?productcd=SFAS[/url]

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By camandmacsmom on Tue, 02-12-08, 08:05

Hi There,

I understand that there are other labels out there (I've tried many)and the ones I mentioned were more expensive than the ones from faan but they are also more durable in that they are dishwasher and microwave safe... Once you've put them on they are stuck until you decide to take them off. If they are within your budget I highly recommend them. My oldest son (he's almost 9) has numerous food allergies (unfortunately he hasn't outgrown many). We put one of the allergy labels on his laptop lunch box on the first day of kindergarten and it is still stuck on his box, looking brand new, 3.5 years later and we wash it everyday! If you are using reusable containers these are great. If you are noting documents or packing disposible lunches the ones from faan are fine great too. CJ

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