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Other Food Allergies
Canned Tuna, Did you Know!!!
I hope that this information is helpful to someone. We have gone a whole year without knowing. Last year my son had a very severe allergic reaction after eating a tuna sandwich and some potato chips. Throat closing, Epi-pen, frantic call to 911. He ended up being fine.
Just a little background on him. Starting developing allergies at the age of 6. Went from 0 allergies to about 8 lifethreatning allergies in about a 6 month time. Very difficult time in our lives. Anyways when he had the reaction we assumed that he had developed a new allergy and brought him in to be tested for everything that he ate that day. Much to our surprise, he was not allergic to anything that he ate that day.
Long story short, I just could not give him a tuna fish sandwich after that. I was not happy with the response we got from the chip company, so we stopped using that brand of chips. Everytime we would go to see the allergist, he would ask if I was letting him eat tuna fish again. He told me that he is allergic to so much if he is not allergic to tuna and loves it I should let him have it. Well we have an appointment coming up, and after a year I finally decide to let him have it. Once a week, and only when we are home, and ready for anything. That was about 3 weeks ago. The other day I go to the store to buy more tuna, and there is a big display of tuna on sale. It is not the kind I usually buy, to I pick it up and glance at the ingrediants. Much to my surprise I see Vegatable Broth. What, I say to myself, that is crazy. Why would they put Vegatable Broth in Tuna. I then pick up a can of the tuna we usually buy, and guess what, Vegatable Broth. I rush home and look it up on the Web:
What kind of vegetables are used in the vegetable broth?
A. Vegetable broth is added to some StarKist