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Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies, and just a trace amount of peanut residue can cause a reaction. Allergy symptoms can range from mild (e.g. a rash) to severe (e.g. anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction). In cases of allergic reactions, seek medical help immediately. Peanut […]

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Holiday Food Safety with Food Allergies

The holidays can be a challenging time for those with food allergies, an estimated 4% of adults and 8% of children in the U.S. Here are 9 tips to help navigate safely through the season. If you are hosting a holiday event, check with your guests about allergies before planning […]

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Allergen-Free Packed Lunch Ideas

Packed lunches are a healthy and affordable alternative to dining out. They are also an easy way to avoid cross-contamination that can accidentally happen at cafeterias and restaurants. Though not all brown bagged staples are appropriate for all allergies, below are some suggestions for accommodating specific allergies by making substitutions […]