1 year old, new diagnosis

Posted on: Wed, 02/15/2012 - 5:56am
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Hello. Heather in south central PA. Spent the day in the ER Monday after my daughter's first PB sandwich. After the drama, she is quite well. I however am becoming increasingly frustrated with trying to find cross-contaminant info. Most food items are now listing allergens in ingredients but rarely is there info about the processing facilities. I was surprised to find it's not even found on many manufacturer websites. Am I going about this wrong, or do I just need to be calling or emailing them all. I am willing to do so, just feels like a monumental task!

Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2012 - 8:05am
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Usually, if I cannot find the information I try to avoid the food. Most of the time you will be able to find processing info where the allergy warnings are. It can be difficult and frustrating. I understand!

Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2012 - 11:44am
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I am in the same boat Heather. My now 13 month old was diagnosed a few weeks ago. I read on food allergy.org that sunflower seed oil is unsafe because the sunflower seeds are often processed where peanuts are. I have found that in so many packaged foods! I have resorted to paleo cooking (minus the nuts) to make sure I know exactly what is in the food I'm serving my daughter!

Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2012 - 11:52am
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I am in the same boat Heather. My now 13 month old was diagnosed a few weeks ago. I read on food allergy.org that sunflower seed oil is unsafe because the sunflower seeds are often processed where peanuts are. I have found that in so many packaged foods! I have resorted to paleo cooking (minus the nuts) to make sure I know exactly what is in the food I'm serving my daughter!

Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:46pm
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Rlferguson,
It's come down to how much I want to use a product. I contact the manufacturer for the info if it's not crystal clear on the label that it's safe for her. If I cannot obtain the info I need I just avoid the product. I'm perfectly content with being the annoying neurotic mother because it's my job to protect her life! I have found most major brands to be forthcoming, many of which use a "may contain" statement. I have found some smaller brands where the entire brand of product lines is a possible CC risk so I just don't but those products anymore. Be wary of things you hear, as there are many opinions and theories tossed around as factual fear factors. Just do the research yourself and discuss it with your doc or allergist to confirm. Brooke hit the nail on the head with "frustrating"! It gets easier, I promise!!!

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