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By doreen on Wed, 07-04-01, 04:38

I posted this on the introduction board with little response, so I thought this might be the better place to ask:

My 2 1/2 year old daughter was diagnosed with PA about a year ago, but as I become more educated I think I've been a little too liberal about the ingredients in things. Do any of you eat foods that read natural and artificial flavorings? I've only given her things she's tolerated before, but I'm concerned because ingredients change. Also, do any of you eat products that specify the hydrolyzed protein, such as "hydrolyzed corn protein" instead of reading "hydrolyzed vegetable protein?"

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By Kathy L. on Thu, 07-05-01, 16:06

I notice that most of the "natural flavorings" are toward the end of the ingredient list, which means it is in a small quantity. But then Snackwell Chocolate Chip cookies has peanut flour at the end of the ingredient list, and I never let her have those. But my daughter is okay with this "natural flavorings" ... unless it's a dessert type product. I hesitate there because peanut can add flavoring to a product, but would probably not be used in something salty. Although that is not always the case, such as Chinese food. As far as "hydrolized vegetable protein," I definitely am careful with that one. Why can't they just say what vegetable it is? That's too general. Hopefully the new labeling guidelines will improve this. Until then, I read labels every time I go shopping, which is why it takes me two hours.

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By PeanutKate on Thu, 07-05-01, 19:00

I'm in Canada where artificial or natural flavourings if they include common allergens like peanuts are labelled as may contain...

I do allow the hydrolized protein if the protein specified is not one of our allergens so corn, wheat etc is ok for us.

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By PeanutKate on Thu, 07-05-01, 19:01

I'm in Canada where artificial or natural flavourings if they include common allergens like peanuts are labelled as may contain...

I do allow the hydrolized protein if the protein specified is not one of our allergens so corn, wheat etc is ok for us.

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By doreen on Mon, 07-16-01, 21:01

Quote:Originally posted by PeanutKate:
[b]I'm in Canada where artificial or natural flavourings if they include common allergens like peanuts are labelled as may contain...

I do allow the hydrolized protein if the protein specified is not one of our allergens so corn, wheat etc is ok for us.[/b]

Thank you. It was hard getting an answer to this one.

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By AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis on Tue, 07-17-01, 03:49

The US Food and Drug Administration is having a hearing/meeting on August 13 in Washington DC to discuss the issue of ingredient labelling in packaged foods. There is a petition circulating around the country (on blue paper) to get as many signatures as possible to promote accurate ingredient labelling of foods. So, if traces of peanut are present, then state it on the label.

If anyone wants some copies of the petition sent to you to get 100 signatures (or more if possible), please let me know and i will arrange it. I am aiming for 1000 signatures and have only had 2 people refuse to sign it so far!

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By tuttles on Thu, 07-26-01, 02:20

Is it too late to get a copy of that petition, I know that I could get at least 100 signatures, in just family and close friends. All the people that care for my 3 YO PA son hate that they never know ingred. my son can and can't have. Although they know the obvious ones they struggle with all the mysterious "natural and artifical flavorings", so usually my son gets left out of things he probably could eat.

Hope to help.
Amy

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