so much worry

Posted on: Sun, 02/28/2010 - 8:10pm
mumtoliv's picture
Joined: 03/01/2010 - 02:54

Hi my name is Leigh and my daughter Olivia is 11 and has peanut allergy. I am so worried about her as she is also reacting to other foods that just say 'may contain traces'.

Posted on: Mon, 03/01/2010 - 3:40am
BestAllergySites's picture
Joined: 03/15/2009 - 21:46

Welcome to!
You have every right to be concerned. Many of us here dealing with peanut allergies also avoid foods with warning labels.
A study done on foods with warning labels showed that up to 7% of them contained peanut protein even though peanut was not an ingredient.
I would say it's probably best for you to NOT feed your daughter foods with warning labels. I know that can be difficult and just b/c there is NO warning label doesn't mean it's safe either. Warning labels are not required by law.
The easiest thing to do is to try to limit packaged processed foods. You can also buy items that are made in peanut free facilities.
My website lists several options under allergen free foods.
You can also take a look at Enjoy Life Foods and Cherrybrook Kitchen which are both available in many grocery stores.
Best of luck!

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