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No peanuts? No problem. How hungry kids with allergies have nothing to fear from this pantry.


People of all income levels deserve access to food that makes them well. That's where the ReNewed Health food pantry comes in.

The kitchen at the Neri household looks a little like an ad for The Container Store.

The family of seven has an impressive system of color-coded plates, shelves, and utensils.

But all that color coordination isn't just because the Neri family loves organization. It's because their lives depend on it.

15-year-old Nolan is allergic to nuts, corn, soy, wheat, and gluten; 10-year-old Adison is allergic to dairy; and 2-year-old Link is allergic to rice, apples, and some types of milk. With a range of potentially life-threatening allergies, mother Lisa Neri — who has her own egg, wheat, soy, corn, and dairy allergies — has to be sure that there's no cross-contamination.

Keeping things organized isn't the only challenge. It's been a struggle for the Neris to keep those color-coded shelves stocked with food.

As a working single mother, Lisa Neri relies on government programs like SNAP (also known as food stamps), WIC, and food pantries to help keep her family fed. But even with these supplements, she still struggles to feed a large family with a variety of dietary needs.

That's why she was so relieved when she finally found a new food pantry called ReNewed Health.

Not only does ReNewed Health provide food to families in need, but they also have tons of allergy-friendly food.

At a price that's affordable for this single mother.

Access to affordable, allergy-friendly food was a game changer for the Neris. And there was serious improvement in their lives.

Nolan's health improved, and he went from earning low Cs and getting in trouble with teachers, to earning As and Bs. He even graduated from high school a year early. With the improved diet, he no longer had stomach cramps that kept him up at night. He started getting better sleep and being able to focus.

The Neris' story isn't unique. 4.1 million kids have food allergies, and that number is only growing.

More than 1 in 5 of those kids also struggles with food insecurity, which means they don't have regular access to the amount of food they need to live healthy, productive lives. A big part of that comes down to money, since allergy-friendly foods tend to be more expensive. At Walgreens, you can get a 12.4 oz can of regular powdered baby formula for about $16. But if you need hypoallergenic formula? You might have to cough up as much as $45 for 14 oz. Ridiculous, right?

That's why pantries like ReNewed Health are so important.

ReNewed Health, which opened in Overland Park, Kansas, in April, is the first of its kind in the country. But the co-owners are working hard to make sure it's not the last. Through its parent nonprofit organization Food Quality Initiative, they're working with other nonprofits, doctors, food pantries, and schools to educate families and lawmakers about food allergies, food insecurity, and how to effectively combat them.

ReNewed Health pantry co-founder Emily Brown knows the struggle of trying to feed children with allergies on a low income. Her young daughter is allergic to wheat, milk, eggs, soy, and tree nuts. That's why she's a part of the pantry's initiative. As she told AlJazeera America,

"I'm determined to keep fighting for equality for everybody to have the right to safe, healthy food. The right to live a healthy life. The right to feel good and have all of the nutrition that they need to thrive in school, to do well in work."

The right to a healthy life? Now that's something I think we can all get behind.
Source: www.upworthy.com/no-peanuts-no-problem-how-hungry-kids-with-allergies-have-nothing-to-fear-from-this-pantry?c=upw1&u=07fa0e7f2d23f338b4a3b29d16b2a71a4c4e496b

Filtering the Truth


It'd be wonderful to have pollution-free air in your home, but do home air cleaners work? Find out if these pricey filtering devices are worth the money.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/Article/111/109975.htm

Achoo! It Must Be Spring


Some tips on avoiding seasonal allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=509977  

Put Spring Pollen in its Place


Shots now more effective, less painful way to fight allergies, experts say
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=505155

Helping Hay Fever


Spring is in the air and most people can look forward to warmer weather.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=8005941

Is an Airborne Fungus to Blame for Chronic Stuffy Nose?


While most people get a stuffy nose occasionally, some people have a chronic stuffy nose. Now researchers may be one step closer to understanding why.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/95/103178.htm

Pet Protection Dogs and Cats Can Improve Your Life


Do you know what's good for preventing allergies and good for your mind and heart? A pet! Here's what a four-legged friend can do for your health -- and possibly for your social life.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/81/97060.htm

Increasing Tolerance To Contact Allergens


Common contact allergies are triggered by allergens that affect the skin such as poison oak, poison ivy, latex, dyes, fragrances, and metals.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC245/24479/23845/367659.html?d=dmtICNNews

Movie Theater Seats Packed with Cat Allergens


Sitting through an insufferably bad film may not be the only discomfort asthma sufferers face when they go to out to the movies.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=1502255

Your Voice Holds Clues to Your Health


How it sounds can signal everything from a cold to throat cancer.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512758

Helping Hay Fever


Spring is in the air and most people can look forward to warmer weather.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=8005941

Put Spring Pollen in its Place


Shots now more effective, less painful way to fight allergies, experts say.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=505155

Egg Allergy


Because eggs are used in many of the foods kids eat, an egg allergy can pose many challenges for parents.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/allergies/egg_allergy.html

Spring Allergy Alert


Avoid staying outdoors too long.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512631

Your Voice Holds Clues to Your Health


How it sounds can signal everything from a cold to throat cancer

Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512758

Echinacea Products Often Mislabeled, Survey Says


Research shows some bottles didn't have any of the herb.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512399

Cold Therapy


Tips for soothing cold and flu symptoms.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512181

Metal a Common Cause of Skin Allergy


Most frequent trigger for contact dermititis.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512390

Working With Your Health-Care Provider


Diagnosing an allergy does not usually require allergy testing. A physical exam and careful medical history are sufficient.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/7945/32105/351592.html?d=dmtContent

Your Voice Holds Clues to Your Health


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to follow Claritin's lead by ordering other prescription allergy medications to be sold over-the-counter.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=1501274

Helping Hay Fever


Spring is in the air and most people can look forward to warmer weather.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=8005941

Help for Chronic Sinusitis


Chronic sinus infections that do not respond to conventional therapies consume a great deal of medical resources.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=8006313
 

The Buzz on Bee Stings


Call 911 if you have difficulty breathing.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513629

Chronic Sinusitis: A Condition That Affects Millions


The symptoms mimic a cold, but new treatments are effective.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513209
 

How the Inner Ear Comes to Be


Key cells migrate there during embryo development.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513659
 

School Screening for Asthma, Allergy in Works


Pilot studies find questionnaires are feasible.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513219
 

Farm Kids Less Likely to Have Allergies


Yet another study finds protective effect of rural living.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513254
 

Animals Reduce Allergy Risk


A new study shows children who grow up with cats and dogs in the house may be at less risk for having pet allergies.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=8004257
 

Is Breast Feeding Best?


Conventional wisdom may be wrong when it comes to breastfeeding and allergies and asthma, finds a new study.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=8004416

Hope Springs Eternal: New Help for Seasonal Allergies


New medications could make allergies easier to handle.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512154

Don't Let Mold Put Your Life on Hold


Simple precautions can protect those allergic to spores.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=510574

Helping Hay Fever


Spring is in the air and most people can look forward to warmer weather.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=8005941

Effects Of Dust On Farmers Studied


Researchers at the University of California, Davis, are studying how dust affects farmers as part of a larger project looking into the overall health of farmers. Scientists say the research will help reduce farming-related illnesses and injuries.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC245/333/8009/364902.html?d=dmtICNNews

Tips For Those Living With Allergies


After a treatment plan has been established, you can begin to make adjustments that will reduce the effect of your allergies on your lifestyle.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC268/7945/32107/351613.html?d=dmtContent

Allergies And Asthma On The Go


If you have allergies or asthma, borrow a lesson from the Boy Scouts: Be prepared -- all the time.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC245/7945/28902/337758.html?d=dmtContent

Latex Allergy In Children


Some children exhibit a hypersensitivity to latex, the natural rubber found in rubber gloves, balloons, baby-bottle nipples, toys and pacifiers.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC245/7945/9069/200602.html?d=dmtContent

The Misery of Itchy, Watery Eyes


Many people with allergies just endure the symptoms, study finds.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513208

New Ways to Treat Allergies


Expert panel recommends non-impairing antihistamines for symptoms.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513250

Bacteria Beats Eczema


Early use of probiotics lessens allergic skin disease in children.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513420

Prevention


Certain allergies require more preparation because of the danger of anaphylaxis.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC255/7945/32106/351602.html?d=dmtContent

Spring Allergy Alert


Avoid staying outdoors too long.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512631

Making Peace With Milk


While roughly 25% of adult Americans are dealing with lactose intolerance on a daily basis, it doesn't mean they can't eat a trouble-free bowl of Rocky Road ice cream! Here are a number of ways you can begin living in peace with dairy.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/healthwise/65/16242.htm

Common Cold Doesn't Come Cheap


Cost to U.S. economy totals $40 billion a year, study says.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=511905
 

Milk Allergy


A milk allergy can be a big deal because milk is in lots of foods. Some are obvious, like pizza, and others may not be so obvious, like baked goods. If someone who has a milk allergy eats any of these foods, that person can become sick.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/milk_allergy.html

Seasonal Allergies Affect ADHD


Research shows assorted types can worsen symptoms.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512163

Consent Forms Deemed Too Dense to Inform


Study finds them hard for people to understand what they're signing. Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=511870

Metal a Common Cause of Skin Allergy


Most frequent trigger for contact dermititis.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512390

Allergic to Penicillin - Maybe Not


Ten out of every 100 patients (19%)  in U.S. hospitals report that they're "allergic" to penicillin, but at least six of those are almost certainly wrong. Side effects common to antibiotics - like diarrhea and stomachache - don't mean you're allergic. Genuine penicillin allergy is an immune system blowup: Reactions vary from merely miserable (hives) to life threatening (constricted airways and tumbling blood pressure). It matters that you know if you're truly allergic because penicillin remains the first-choice treatment for infections from strep throat to syphilis. Rule it out and you may have to settle for a less effective, more expensive drug with a longer list of potentially nasty side effects.
Source: Lynne Warren, National Geographic, (2/02)

A Look At Groups Offered Smallpox Vaccine


Here is a look at groups being offered the smallpox vaccine.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/359171.html

Rhythms Of The Night: Sleep Patterns May Sound A Wake-Up Call For Modern Medicine


The teenager who sleeps until noon. The morning person who's perky at the crack of dawn. The worker who has a burst of energy before lunch and then catches a second wind in the early evening.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/359169.html

Echinacea Has No Effect on Colds


Small study finds popular herb no better than a placebo.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=510804

Flu Medicines Not Perfect, But Useful


Tamiflu and Relenza can minimize the misery, but only for some patients.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=510488

Smallpox Vaccine Not for Everyone


Bush, but not his family, will get it, and experts say many others shouldn't also.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=510834

New Research Supports Link Between Upper And Lower Airways In Allergic Disease


A new study in the December 2002 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) provides further evidence of the connection between the upper and lower airways in allergic disease. The JACI is the peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/359444.html

Growing Allergy Relief Is Nothing To Sneeze At


An Australian scientist has come up with a hypoallergenic ryegrass without the major allergens that plague millions of hay fever sufferers. His collaborators in the USA hope to begin the world's first field trials on the plants in Oklahoma next year.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/359212.html

WTC Pollution To Have Little Effect


Most lower Manhattan residents are unlikely to suffer long-term illnesses from inhaling airborne pollution in the weeks after the World Trade Center collapse, the Environmental Protection Agency said.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/7228/359600.html

Treating Hay Fever


Merck & Co.'s blockbuster asthma drug, Singulair, has been approved to also treat seasonal hayfever, increasing competition among drug companies for allergy patients and likely boosting Merck's revenues. Read the story and comments from a Harvard Medical School physician.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/359796.html

FDA OKs Over-The-Counter Claritin Sales


The government approved over-the-counter sales of the popular allergy remedy Claritin, a long-anticipated move that will save uninsured allergy sufferers money but prove more costly to those with prescription drug insurance plans.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/358546.html

Mold In Schools Draining Funds


Nationwide, school districts are finding allergy-inducing mold in walls, on carpets and near ventilation systems. While one report blames aging buildings and mold-promoting construction techniques, one expert says it's due to a lack of proper ventilation in newer schools.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/358424.html

House Dust Endotoxin Associated With Decreased Allergic Sensitization In Kids


For the first time, German researchers have demonstrated that exposure to house dust endotoxin is associated with a lower prevalence of allergic sensitization in school children, according to an article in the first issue for October 2002 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed journal.
Source: American Thoracic Society, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/356233.html

Occupational Airborne Exposure Raises Incidence Of Respiratory Symptoms And Asthma


In a Norwegian study of 2,819 subjects over an 11-year period, researchers found that there was an increased risk of developing respiratory symptoms and asthma if participants were exposed to dust and fumes in the workplace, according to an article published in the first issue for October 2002 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed journal.
Source: American Thoracic Society, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/356231.html

Nut and Peanut Allergy


Peanuts are among the most common allergy-causing foods, and they often find their way into things you wouldn't imagine. Learn the facts on living with a nut or peanut allergy.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/nut_allergy.html

Family Wants Perfume School Ban


Kristian Childers hasn't been to school since she reported that a campus bully sprayed her in the face with perfume a year ago, causing a severe asthma attack that landed her in the hospital. The 16-year-old said she is afraid to return to Shelby Valley High School until administrators ban perfume, cologne, and other smelly aerosol sprays that could be used as weapons against asthmatics.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/356182.html

Health Authorities In Thailand Warn Against Pinkeye Outbreak


Thai authorities have warned that the country's recent flooding could cause an outbreak of a virulent new strain of the eye disease conjunctivitis.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/356599.html

Taking the Sting out of Bug Bites


Experts offer advice on how to avoid bees and wasps this fall.
Source: www.healthscout.com/template.asp?page=newsdetail&ap=408&id=508999

Breast-Feeding Won't Protect Against Allergies


Finds kids who were nursed were more prone to problem.
Source: healthscout.com/template.asp?page=newsdetail&ap=408&id=509193

Kids' Allergies Tied to Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy


Rates of asthma, eczema and hay fever were higher.
Source: healthscout.com/template.asp?page=newsdetail&ap=408&id=509137

Common Foods Worsen Hayfever Symptoms, Pose Danger In Some Patients, Doctors Say


Hayfever sufferers know all too well the miseries of the late-summer ragweed season: runny nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes. What most don't know is that among some people allergic to ragweed, common fruits and chamomile can worsen symptoms temporarily. In rare cases, it can cause a life-threatening reaction called anaphylactic shock.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?354752

Simple Ways To Limit Hayfever Symptoms


Hayfever, the misnomer for allergic rhinitis, is caused by seasonal release of pollen from ragweed, a large, leafy plant.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?354753

Summer Scourges: Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac


A little knowledge can offer lots of protection
Source: www.healthscout.com/template.asp?page=newsdetail&ap=408&id=508144

Dirt and Dust Arm You Against Allergies


Cleanliness, antibiotics may cheat developing immune system, study says
Source: www.healthscout.com/template.asp?page=newsdetail&ap=408&id=508474

Adverse Effects Of Fetal Exposure To Maternal Smoking Uncovered In Genetically Susceptible Children


In a study of 2,950 Southern California 4th, 7th, and 10th grade children, researchers found that the adverse effects of in utero exposure to maternal smoking were associated with asthma and wheezing in a number of young persons, almost exclusively affecting those who had a genetic susceptibility found in over 45 percent of the study participants.
Source: American Thoracic Society, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/353880.html

Emergency Care Improving


Improvements in emergency care over the past 40 years have helped to dramatically lower the death rate among assault victims by nearly 70 percent and, in the process, decrease the nation's murder rate, according to a new study.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/353567.html

Asian Pollution May Be Fatal


The "Asian Brown Cloud," a 2-mile-thick blanket of pollution over South Asia, may be causing the premature deaths of a half-million people in India each year, deadly flooding in some areas and drought in others, according to the biggest-ever scientific study of the phenomenon.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/353568.html

That Ragweed Season Starts August 15


Across the United States, Aug.15 marks the beginning of Ragweed Season, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). A stubborn, prolific plant, pollen released from ragweed is the airborne allergen most responsible for the onslaught of allergy symptoms.
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/353542.html

West Nile Virus An Epidemic That Could Spread To Pacific Coast


West Nile virus is an "emerging, infectious disease epidemic" that could be spread all the way to the Pacific Coast by birds and mosquitoes, the director of the Centers for Disease Control said Sunday.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/353562.html

Peanut Allergy Alert For Chocolate


Everlasting Distributors, Inc., is recalling 4-oz. boxes of Ricoa Curly Tops Milk Chocolate because they may contain undeclared peanuts. http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC245/333/8009/367781.html?d=dmtICNNews

AllerSafe


We don't usually promote products but, having lived on the road for over 4 years full-time trying to keep a handle on mold, I wanted to pass this one on. AllerSafe Kitchen and Bath Cleaner is a non-toxic, non-hazardous spray that wipes away mold. Used once a month it will greatly reduce the mold spores released into the air. To purchase, go to: www.ihcatalog.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=1335&itemType=PRODUCT

Humming For Your Sinuses


Humming is an extremely effective way to increase ventilation in your sinuses, according to research published in the second issue for July 2002 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed journal. As a result of their findings, the scientists hope to study whether daily episodes of humming can reduce the risk for sinusitis in patients susceptible to upper respiratory infection.
Source: American Thoracic Society, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/353022.html

Smoking By Family Members Associated With Asthma Diagnosis Before Age 6


Smoking by family members was associated with an increased likelihood that a child in the home would be diagnosed with asthma before age 6, according to results from a large study published in the second issue for July 2002 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed journal. In addition, the number of young people who started smoking before age 15 increased significantly as the number of smokers in the home grew.
Source: American Thoracic Society, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/353021.html

Kerber Dairy Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg And Wheat In Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough And Chocolate Brownie Fudge Ice Cream


Kerber's Diary of North Hungtingdon, Pennsylvania is recalling half gallons of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Brownie Fudge ice cream because they may contain undeclared egg and/or wheat ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg or wheat ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC245/333/8009/368182.html?d=dmtICNNews

Three Key Steps For Managing Your Child's Asthma


Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting nearly 5 million children in the United States. If your child is diagnosed with asthma, there are several important steps you need to take to properly manage and control the disease, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/353023.html

What Allergies Are All About


At least two out of every 10 Americans are affected by allergies. Learn what causes them and exactly what's happening in your body during an allergic reaction.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/1625.50536

Vitamin C to Soothe the Damaging Effects of Pollution?


Our lungs get beaten up from the haze and smog of everyday living, but antioxidant supplements may be able to help! Learn how.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/1728.90007

Fire Ants Adapt To Cold Weather


For years, experts predicted fire ants couldn't tolerate frosty winters in the north Georgia mountains. But the aggressive, fast-breeding South American pests have defied predictions, spelling trouble for crops, wildlife and people.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8009/352141.html

Critics Say Food Industry Lacks Consistency In Labeling


More than a year after issuing new guidelines and pledging to overhaul labels to eliminate confusion about everyday ingredients that can cause severe allergic reactions, the food industry has only partly lived up to its promise.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8009/352021.html

Alergy Alerts


Itching For a Change?


New Euro coin could be a problem for those allergic to nickel.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512177

Allergic to Penicillin - Maybe Not


Ten out of every 100 patients (19%)  in U.S. hospitals report that they're "allergic" to penicillin, but at least six of those are almost certainly wrong. Side effects common to antibiotics - like diarrhea and stomachache - don't mean you're allergic. Genuine penicillin allergy is an immune system blowup: Reactions vary from merely miserable (hives) to life threatening (constricted airways and tumbling blood pressure). It matters that you know if you're truly allergic because penicillin remains the first-choice treatment for infections from strep throat to syphilis. Rule it out and you may have to settle for a less effective, more expensive drug with a longer list of potentially nasty side effects.
Source: Lynne Warren, National Geographic, (2/02)

Milk Allergy Alert For Campbell Soup


Campbell Soup Co. is recalling approximately 56,000 pounds of canned soup that may contain undeclared milk.
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8009/361843.html
 

Pecan And Egg Allergy Alert For Lotts Pound Cakes


Barbara Lotts Cakes of Sylvester, Georgia is recalling the following types of pound cakes: Lemon, Butter, Sour Cream, Cream Cheese, Pineapple, Banana, Sock it to Me, and Kentucky, because they may contain undeclared pecans or eggs.
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8009/361515.html
 

Almond Allergy Alert For Quaker Cereal


Quaker Oats is recalling one of its cold cereals Quaker Oatmeal Brown Sugar Bliss, packaged in 16-oz. boxes with the Best if Used By dates of SEP 08 03RS, SEP 09 03RS, and SEP 10 03RS.
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8009/361514.html

Peanut Allergy Alert For Girl Scout Chocolate Covered Raisins


Ashdon Farms, of Waukesha, WI is recalling 12-oz. cans of Girl Scout Chocolate Covered Raisins and 7-oz. bags of Ashdon Farms Chocolate Covered Raisins because some packages may contain a mixture of chocolate covered peanuts and chocolate covered raisins.
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/358367.html

Egg And Soy Allergy Alert For Vogel's Breads


Vogel's International Bakery of Utica, New York is recalling Cheese Babka, Crumb Topping Babka, Hard Rolls and Rye Bread because they may contain undeclared eggs; and Heavy Italian Bread because it may contain undeclared soy.
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/353881.html

Fish Allergy Alert For Two-Lightful Blue Cheese Dressing


T. Marzetti Company is recalling 1,065 cases of their 12-oz. bottles of 'Two-Lightful Blue Cheese' dressing because the bottles may actually contain 'Two-Lightful Caesar' dressing which contains powdered anchovies. Anchovies are not listed on the label of 'Two-Lightful Blue Cheese' dressing.
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/360226.html

Egg Allergy Alert For Hearty Hero Cheeseburger Sandwich


Pinnacle Foods Corporation is recalling cartons labeled 'Hearty Hero Cheeseburger Sandwich' because they may actually contain 'Hearty Hero Meatball Sandwiches' which contain egg. Egg is not listed on the label of cartons of 'Hearty Hero Cheeseburger Sandwich'.
Source:  Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/360225.html

Tree Nut Allergy Alert For Kemps Premium Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


Marigold Foods, of Minneapolis, Minnesota is recalling Kemps Premium Chocolate Chip Ice Cream half gallons because it may contain undeclared nuts (cashews, filberts, hazelnuts or almonds).
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/356221.html

Milk Allergy Alert For Corn Muffins


Discount Connection, Inc., Donut Delite Bakery Co., is recalling all of its Mini Corn Muffins, because they may contain undeclared milk.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC245/333/8015/369227.html?d=dmtICNNews

Study Acquits Peanuts in Allergic Reaction


Finds condition stems from abnormal immune response.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512529

Almond And Walnut Allergy Alert For LIR International Honey


LIR International Wholesale Inc. of Brooklyn NY, is recalling its 430gr jars of 'honey' because they contain undeclared almonds, and 320gr jars of 'honey' because they contain undeclared walnuts.
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/356304.html

Milk And Soy Allergy Alert For French Fried Onions


Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of French's, announces a new cheddar-cheese flavored addition to its French Fried Onion family of products.
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/353239.html

Egg Allergy Alert For Marrone Ravioli


Marrone Pasta Corp., of Carmel, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,150 pounds of chicken ravioli that contain undeclared eggs.
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8009/352124.html

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