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Birdfood/Birdseed has peanuts and/or treenuts
My friend's son has a PA. At school the class made some sort of project with birdfood or birdseed. He reacted with hives on hands.
Teacher told my friend ingredients just said "almonds." Friend wondered if son had developed a TN allergy. Later found out the bird food had peanuts (and treenuts) as ingredients.
Two days later my 3 1/2 year old mentions "birdfood" while talking about school. I call the preschool and yes, he'd been playing with birdfood/birdseed at the play table, which was filled with it.
I research and look up ingredients for about 10 versions of birdfood/birdseed. All but 2 had peanuts, shelled peanuts and/or treenuts as second or third ingredients.
His preschool now knows that it is off-limits. My preschool is learning how to deal with PA/TA and other allergies as it goes, just like I am. So we all kinda shook our heads and realized there's now one more thing to be cautious about.
I just wanted to let others know about birdfood/seed - I thought I was on top of things, and I admit, I hadn't thought about birdfood at all.
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