Unexpected Sources of Peanut Allergy

Posted on: Tue, 07/22/2003 - 1:51pm
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00
Posted on: Thu, 07/24/2003 - 4:43am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi momma2boys,
Thanks for the article!
It has lots of interesting information. I found the following a scary point:
[i]Moreover, notes Hugh Sampson of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, trace contamination of commercial products with peanut proteins is common. At a press conference in Denver this week, he noted that among companies making foods or other goods with peanuts or their derivatives, up to one-quarter of their other product lines may carry traces of peanut, which go unnoted on labels. This happens when equipment isn't completely cleaned before use on peanutfree-product runs, or residues of the legume become airborne in a factory and settle onto supposedly peanutfree goods.

Posted on: Thu, 07/24/2003 - 10:57am
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

Hi Erik, I found that pretty scary as well. It would be nice if someday we could feel safe going by what a label states.

Posted on: Sat, 08/09/2003 - 12:45pm
Ginger's picture
Joined: 11/17/1999 - 09:00

Just had to say, Dr. Sampson is one of my sons doctors. He is wonderful. When ever I see his work somewhere I feel blessed to have him personally help us. His entire staff is so friendly,warm and caring. My son was to go to him July 2003. He was to be evaluated for the new vaccine. Of course with our stream of luck, My DS got the chicken pox 3 days prior to his visit.... So I rescheduled and have to wait 2 months...Maybe it was meant to be......

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