Did you know that eight percent of children and two percent of all Americans have at least one food allergy?Food Allergy Aid is dedicated to providing a meaningful resource to these people and their loved ones to keep these potentially life-threating allergies managable.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network Allergy Alert


September 24, 2008 CaJohns Fiery Foods Company is recalling "HDH Grillin Sauce" due to undeclared anchovy, soy, and wheat. The product was distributed nationwide through retailers, mail order, and websites.

The product is in 16-oz. glass bottles with lot numbers 249154, 249181, 249197, 249242, 249298, and 249304.

Consumers with questions may call (888) 703-3473.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Allergy-Free Chocolate Bars

Enjoy Life Food has done it again! They have created a "milk" chocolate bar that is free of ALL common allergens. It is made with rice milk. They have 3 delicious choices: cripsy rice bar, dark chocolate, and milk bar. They are taste tested by my 5-year-old and they pass with 2 thumbs WAY up. He loves them and eats them daily.
Enjoy Life is offering $0.75 off the new chocolate bars with their coupon that you can download at their site. They also have another coupon that you can download on their home page for $0.55 off their products.

Friday, September 19, 2008

New Tests for Food Allergy Sufferers

Check out this news story on testing for "harmful" foods that may irritate conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, fatigue, and eczema:

There is Hope!

My son had an anaphylactic reaction to wheat when he was around 18 months old. He has been on a strict elimination diet since he was diagnosed with multiple food allergies at 7 months of age. As we follow his blood work RAST testing every 6 months to yearly, we have watched his "classes" go down. As his classes go down, we test him to see if some of the allergens have been outgrown. He has outgrown 3 so far - soy, oats, and corn. Well, his blood work for soy was still a class 2 but his oral challenge went well and he tolerates soy just fine now! You can actually have a + skin test even after an allergy is outgrown - there is no black and white with food allergies. His wheat RAST is still a class 2 but his recent skin test was NEGATIVE! He is now 5 years old. So, we will be doing another oral challenge. So, keep the faith - things do get better!