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Ever just feel like crying! I called General Mills about some Vit. E to see what it was derived from. They act like I am crazy. My girl breaks out from the oils as well. Companies are not listening to me when I call. How do I get through to them? I just feel like screaming. The lady said I understand you have conerns since your child has FA. She said I don't Have a child with FA but I do understand. I said You don't understand until you see your child almost die from eating something she is allergic to!!! I really lost my cool this time. Thanks for listening.

On Sep 5, 2007

I hear you that is frustrating! this am I emailed our local dairy to see if they feed their cows nut products - cows eating nuts was brought up somewhere else on the boards and she comes back with if the cow ate rocks it would produce the same milk as if it ate cake - whatever if all the cow ate was rocks it would die - and what about the study on human breast milk where the peanut protien was still detectable? Have they actually done a study on cows?

They dont' know at all if you ask me.

Nichele

DS 5 TNA, PA DD 1 ????

On Sep 5, 2007

That just shows how dumb people are when it comes to food allergies!!

Does anyone know how to find out about Vitamin e in food if it comes from soy. My DD breaks out from stuff with it in it like lotions.

On Sep 5, 2007

Do you have a naturopath in your area. Here in Australia in pharmacies (drugstores I think you call them) and health food stores they have naturopath or specialists on vitamins. If there is a healthfood store near you with a naturopath on staff they would probably have a really good idea as that is what they specialise in, they know all about vitamins, diets etc so someone like that should be able to help you on wether the vitamin E in foods is derived from soy.

Moni

------------------ LIVING WITH PEANUT ALLERGY FOR 30+ YEARS

On Sep 18, 2007

I checked with the allergist on the cows eating nuts and she said, it wouldn't be a problem for someone with nut allergies to eat the meat or drink the milk of a nut-eating cow because the protein would have broken down by then.

On Sep 18, 2007

I'm sorry you are having so much trouble with this company. Here is something I posted on the soy board today:

I am having difficulty finding out more about Vitamin E (tocopheryl) in most products, as well. My biggest concern is that most face & body products contain Vitamin E because it is supposed to be good for your skin.

So far I am just doing my best to avoid anything that has Vitamin E - unless it states the source is from something other than soy/peanut, or that the tocopheryls are synthetic. From my understanding, synthetic tocopheryls will be listed with the letters dl- as a prefix. Any plant derived tocopheryls will be preceded by other letters other than dl- or may not have a prefix at all. (You may wish to research this a little more before using this approach with your daughter).

Another thing to watch for is products with sterol or stanol. These can also be listed as Plant sterol/stanol or phytosterols and can be soy-based. I have seen this product in food & in suppliments.

------------------ Adult onset Peanut (ana) & Soy Allergies (non-ana, but progressing).

On Sep 18, 2007

Sorry, but I forgot to ask - which product are you trying to get more information on?

------------------ Adult onset Peanut (ana) & Soy Allergies (non-ana, but progressing).

On Sep 19, 2007

Lucky Charms.

On Sep 19, 2007

I checked out General Mills website last night, and all of their cereals with Vitamin E state they are "Mixed Tocopheryls"

The word "mixed" makes me nervous about these items because it either means they 1) use a blend of natural & synthetic tocopheryls, or 2) they use many different ones in varying combinations, so they do not really know which ones may be in which batches. In either case, the Vitamin E could very well be from soy or peanut sources. This puts any of their cereals with Vitamin E well outside my comfort zone for the time being.

I did notice on a couple of cereals that they did put a "Contains soy" notice if the cereal was made with soy lecithin. But I have feeling that it may not be noted on the Vitamin E because FDA standards state they do not have to label soy if the amounts are not over a certain level.

If you get more information from the company, please post. I am interested to know more.

------------------ Adult onset Peanut (ana) & Soy Allergies (non-ana, but progressing).

On Sep 19, 2007

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Originally posted by carpediem: [b]I checked with the allergist on the cows eating nuts and she said, it wouldn't be a problem for someone with nut allergies to eat the meat or drink the milk of a nut-eating cow because the protein would have broken down by then.[/b]

At the time I was breast feeding, that is what I read about breastmilk. The protiens break down so they are not passed on to the baby. Guess what? Ds had eczema and often vomited after nursing. A week after weaning, DS vomited after his first taste of PB--and then broke out in hives. Coincidence? I think not.

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