Any advice or food recommendations for peanut AND sesame allergies?

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By beingmommy on Tue, 06-02-09, 22:14

My DS is almost 2 and he just got diagnosed with peanut and sesame allergies. So far we've had no experiences with peanuts but he had a terrible reaction to hummus which is what sent us to the allergist in the first place. We've also been advised to keep him away from tree nuts for now (no tests done on those at this point).

He is also gluten intolerant which adds an extra wrinkle of difficulty.

But I am wondering if anyone has any experience with these brands:

Enjoy Life
Glutino

So far they are the only ones I have found that SAY they are sesame, peanut and tree nut free (as well as gluten free). Just wondering if anyone has had good/bad experiences and/or reactions to their foods.

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By BestAllergySites on Tue, 06-02-09, 23:10

beingmommy-no experience with Glutino-but Enjoy Life is fantastic for those with multiple food allergies. We've had many products with no reaction and no many other people who eat their products as well.

Enjoy Life was one of the first top 8 foods around, and they are "still" around.

Some products taste better than others, but gluten free food tastes different anyways.

In my opinion-you can eat their products and rest assured that they are safe.

Another good thing is that they are now readily available in many stores.

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By jenniferbfab on Wed, 06-03-09, 12:22

Another brand which is sesame safe is Nonuttin (of Canada). Here is their allergen info on sesame:

"Sesame- Sesame is 1 of the top 10 food allergens. No seeds of any kind are used in the Nonuttin' facility. However, those who have this allergy need to know that the organic crisp brown rice we use is manufactured for us on the same line as one product with a small amount of whole sesame seeds (less than 1% of the ingredients). The company that manufactures this organic crisp brown rice for us has cross contamination procedures in place for ingredient storage, manufacturing schedules and cleaning between product batches. Further, we have had our order tested at an independent lab for sesame protein to 1 part per million which was negative and we will continue to have all orders tested."

from http://www.nonuttin.com/shop/content/allergen-declarations.html

There are also many fruit snacks which are suitable, such as Fruitabu.

Hope this info is helpful.

Jennifer B
www.foodallergybuzz.com

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By beingmommy on Wed, 06-03-09, 20:39

Thank you both for the info! It is good to find a few places with safe snacks.

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