Great post for those who suffer from food allergies, which can be fatal if not adhered to.

Experiences With Food Allergy Blog

Most adults try to conform to the special needs of an Allergy child.  They ask the name of the Allergy and degree that your child suffers from it.  Tell them this information and make sure that you are clear.  These opportunities don’t come very often, so be sure to take advantage of a friendly ear when it is available.  They also need to know how they can help.  For example, if they see your child is not feeling well, they can immediately alert an authority such as a teacher or yourself, the parent. They can send their child to school with a lunch that does not contain the named Allergen or its products.  They can send pre-packaged Allergen-free snacks to school when they are asked and not home-baked goods.  Let these adults know that their positive actions will help your child avoid a ghastly trip to the hospital, and no…

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USDA Gives Consumers an Electronic Way to Register Complaints Around the Clock

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Advocates Ask USDA to Halt Proposed Scaling Back of Poultry Inspection Plan

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New Guide Puts Unfamiliar Ingredient Names in Consumer-Friendly Terms – Download Guide Here

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Food Safety: Research Linking Chicken to Bladder Infections Gets National Attention

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Urgent: Chicken, Lettuce & Cheese Recalls – US & Canada

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