Food Allergy Recalls (3)

November 27, 2006 at 6:22 am (Allergy News!, recalls)

This product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec but may have been distributed nationally and is known to be sold through the internet.

ALLERGY ALERT – UNDECLARED PEANUT AND ALMOND PROTEINS
IN CAFÉ TASSE NOIR PRALINÉ CHOCOLATE BAR

OTTAWA, November 23, 2006-The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanut or almond proteins not to consume the Café Tasse Noir Praliné chocolate bar described below. The affected product may contain peanut and almond proteins, which are not declared on the label.

Café Tasse Noir Praliné, product of Belgium, is sold as a 45 g bar bearing UPC 5 400219 505306. Only the lot code L05201329; ED: 30/05/07 is affected by this alert. This product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec but may have been distributed nationally and is known to be sold through the internet.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanut or almond proteins.

The importer is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on peanuts and tree nuts (almonds), two of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at http://www.inspection.gc.ca

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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
613-760-4376

Jean-Louis Michaud (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Operations Coordination – Quebec Area
1-866-806-4115

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ALLERGY ALERT – UNDECLARED ALMOND IN SCHÄR BRAND SNACK – GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE WAFERS WITH HAZELNUTS
OTTAWA, November 24, 2006-The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to almond protein not to consume the Schär brand Snack – gluten free chocolate wafers with hazelnuts described below. The affected product may contain almond protein which is not declared on the label.

The Schär brand Snack – gluten free chocolate wafers with hazelnuts, a product of Italy, is sold in a 105 g package bearing UPC 8 008698 005286 on the back panel. On some packages, the UPC on the back panel may be covered up with a sticker. These packages have a white sticker on the front panel which bears a different UPC 8 00869 80528 6. Both the UPC are affected. The package contains three individually wrapped 35 g Snack bars. Only the Best before date 21 06 07, lot code L161721 is affected by this alert. This product has been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to almond protein.

The importer is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on tree nuts (almonds), one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at http://www.inspection.gc.ca

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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
613-368-1622

Jean-Louis Michaud (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Operations Coordination – Quebec Area
1-866-806-4115

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HEALTH HAZARD ALERT – ATHENA DONAIR DISTRIBUTORS LTD. DONAIR CONES MAY CONTAIN E. coli 0157:H7 BACTERIA

OTTAWA, November 24, 2006 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Athena Donair Distributors Ltd. are warning donair establishments and restaurants in Alberta not to use or sell Athena Donair Distributors Ltd. donair cones described below because the product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

The affected product is Athena Donair Distributors Ltd., Raw Donair Beef Loaf Cones, sold frozen in cases, containing two 9 kg. donair cones, bearing the UPC 7 75151 88802 8 and the batch number 144. This product may have been sold directly from Athena Donair Distributors Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta.

There have been several reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at
http://www.inspection.gc.ca./english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at http://www.inspection.gc.ca
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Media enquiries:

Fred Jamieson (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
613-760-4376

Jean-Louis Michaud (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Operations Coordination – Quebec Area
1-866-806-4115

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Great email list for moms of allergic kids

November 25, 2006 at 6:37 pm (Blog & Websites, Blogroll, social issues, Websites)

Check out the cute recipes in the last email newsletter.  Thanks to Gina for letting me know she’s out there.

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GMOs have been linked to the increase in food allergy.

November 25, 2006 at 6:31 pm (Allergy News!, medical, Science, social issues)

Here’s what the people selling GMOs have to say about it:

“Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the F.D.A.’s job” – Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications. “Playing God in the Garden” New York Times Magazine, October 25, 1998.

“Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety ” — FDA, “Statement of Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties” (GMO Policy), Federal Register, Vol. 57, No. 104 (1992), p. 229

“People will have Roundup Ready soya whether they like it or not ” – Ann Foster, spokesperson for Monsanto in Britian, as quoted in The Nation magazine from article “The Politics of Food” [49] by Maria Margaronis December 27, 1999 issue.

“The hope of the industry is that over time the market is so flooded [with GMOs] that there’s nothing you can do about it. You just sort of surrender ” Don Westfall, biotech industry consultant and vice-president of Promar International, in the Toronto Star, January 9 2001.

“Stark denials in the face of documented evidence to the contrary have been corporate policy at Monsanto and GE for decades .” Eric Francis author of Conspiracy of Silence [51]

” The scope of the fraud, if you will–I know that’s a harsh word–the scope of the fraud that’s being sold to the American public about this technology is almost unprecedented” – Interview with Dr. Charles Benbrook on GMOs

What’s in your cabinets?

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Canadian kids in need get Free Medic Alert bracelets

November 25, 2006 at 6:29 pm (Allergy News!, Contributors to the Podcast, Products, social issues, Websites)

(Thanks, Karen!)

Read more here

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Girl turned away from hospital three times for being allergic to latex

November 25, 2006 at 6:28 pm (Allergy News!, medical, Products, Websites)

Allergy girl turned away for third time by hospital

Nov 24 2006

By Joshua Layton joshualayton@croydonadvertiser.co.uk

PARENTS of a girl with a rare latex allergy are considering whether to take legal action after she was again refused treatment at Mayday Hospital.

Stephen and Janet Wood’s disabled daughter Joanna, 14, has now been turned away from Mayday’s A&E department three times.

Hospital bosses claim her medical needs mean she cannot be treated on an open ward, so if a cubicle is not available the family has to make a six-mile trip to St George’s, in Tooting.

Mr Wood, 46, a Home Office worker, said: “On the past three occasions when we’ve gone to Mayday they’ve said they haven’t got a cubicle, or a nurse to go in the cubicle.

“But a latex allergy is similar to a nut allergy and is not that hard to manage.

“St George’s doesn’t have this policy and I don’t know of any other hospital that does. It’s discrimination against Jo.”

Jo developed a neurological condition called hydrocephalus as a baby and was left severely brain damaged after she suffered a seizure at the age of three.

She was diagnosed with the latex allergy, which could trigger a potentially fatal allergic reaction, when she was four.

It means Jo, who attends Rutherford School, in South Croydon, has to go to hospital for minor conditions as a precaution.

Mrs Wood, 42, a care worker, said: “We are doing our best to cope, but this is making it so much harder.

“What we want is for Mayday to change its policy, and we are considering legal action.”

The last time Jo was turned away was on November 13. She was sent to St George’s to be treated for a chest infection.

The couple,of Horton Way, Shirley, have made an official complaint to Mayday, which is investigating the matter.

A hospital spokeswoman, referring to the November 13 incident, said: “Because of Joanna’s complex medical needs, which include a latex allergy, our current guidance states she should be treated in a cubicle,but unfortunately at that time none was available on the ward.

“To ensure her safety, a decision was made to transfer her to a children’s ward at St George’s and she was taken there by an ambulance accompanied by a nurse.

“We appreciate that it is much easier for the family if Joanna can be treated locally.

“We have apologised for any dis-tress the incident caused her and her family while trying to ensure she gets the best possible care.

The spokeswoman added that, as a district general hospital, Mayday sometimes had to transfer patients to other hospitals where they could be given more specialist care.

Got Latex Allergy?

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Allergy News – Asthma, GMOs, Peanut Allergy, my EYE!

November 18, 2006 at 6:59 pm (Allergy News Podcast. Listen free., Allergy News!, asthma, Blog & Websites, Contests, Contributors to the Podcast, medical, Products, Science, social issues, Websites)

This episode’s topics:

full_mask_front.jpghalf_mask_stadium.jpgshield_front.jpg  Coming soon to allergyware.com!  BreathXchange masks!

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Lucky Me

November 17, 2006 at 12:39 pm (Allergy News!, Blog & Websites, books, Contributors to the Podcast, medical, Products, Science, social issues, Websites)

I finished my business in Illinois early and got to come home two days ahead of schedule…

However, that means I didn’t yet finish the upcoming podcast.  Don’t worry, though, it’s more than half-way done!

In the meantime, if you are looking for a good podcast, try the edition of Writers on Writing in which Christina Adams speaks about her memoir of early intervention into the case of her child’s autism.  There are connections between food and autism, and as I have wondered about aloud on my podcast and on this blog, there are medical connections between the allergic response we typically see to food, and the autistic response.

Hope you are having a terrific Friday! 

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That is one big prize-winning cabbage!

November 14, 2006 at 7:37 am (Allergy News Podcast. Listen free., Allergy News!, Photos, Websites)


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Hooray, I have internet here. I’ll record the podcast ASAP and announce the winner of the goodie giveaway!!!

Stay tuned.

Also, allergyware.com is back up!  Thank you, webhost!  When I get the long-term sponsorship I seek, I will be moving both this blog and my allergy alert gear website to a different server, with no down time…ever.  😛

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milk alert

November 14, 2006 at 7:32 am (Allergy News!, recalls)

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
November 13, 2006

Wilkins-Rogers, Inc. is recalling its 2-lb. “Washington Seafood Breader”
due to undeclared milk.

The product was distributed through retail outlets in Delaware, Maine,
Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and
Virginia.

The “Washington Seafood Breader” is packed in 2-lb. poly bags and includes
all use by dates from JAN 1707 to NOV0307.

Consumers who have purchased the product should return it to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at (800) 735-3585 ext 260.

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Since my webhost is evidently struggling…

November 13, 2006 at 6:39 am (Products, Websites)

Here’s a post that lists all my cafepress stores, for all your allergy alert gear needs.
Hopefully they’re just doing some server maintenance or something…grrr….

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