To my blogger friends on blogspot.com

May 9, 2007 at 6:29 pm (Blog & Websites, Blogroll, cooking, food, labeling, legal, legislation, medical, social issues, Websites)

Allergic Girl, on Please Don’t Pass the Nuts:

Keep on keepin’ on.  We need truth in food preparation, even GMOs!!  I am so fired up about Frankenfoods right now.

Food Allergy Queen:

Your blog is awesome!

Sorry I am blogspot-challenged today.  I don’t know what the deal is, but google has it out for me, I think.  Giving me t-rubble!

To all who send me notes, comments, or who bump into me online: I am sorry for not being a better “reciprocal” blog reader and commentor.  I am outright swamped.

Today I took a few minutes and actually READ a few allergy blogs for the first time in months.  It was awesome.  I have missed it.  Being a full-time mom again is really all-consuming, what can I say?

I highly recommend the above two blogs!

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Allergy Conference Call

April 19, 2007 at 10:14 am (Allergy News Podcast. Listen free., Allergy News!, almond, Blog & Websites, cooking, food, labeling, medical, USA, Websites)

Have a listen.

I could not get into the conference call, but it is a very educational conversation.

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Allergy Alerts – wheat, peanuts, tree nuts

April 19, 2007 at 10:06 am (alert, Allergy News!, almond, cooking, food, labeling, nut-free, peanut, tree nut, wheat)

WHEAT ALLERGY ALERT
April 18, 2007

Patrick Cudahy, Inc. is recalling “ROSELI SOPPRESSATA” (salami) products
due to undeclared wheat.

The salami products were distributed to restaurants, caterers, and the food
service industry in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida,
Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, and Texas.

The product was sold in 10-lb. cartons (containing 4 packages each)
of “ROSELI SOPPRESSATA.” Each label bears the establishment number “EST.
28” inside the USDA seal of inspection. Each package also bears a packaging
date code of “6313,” “6346,” “6356,” “7003,” “7018,” “7026,” “7047,”
“7058,” or “7086.”

Consumers with questions should contact the company at (866) 534-0197.

PEANUT, ALMOND, PECAN, WALNUT, AND CASHEW ALLERGY ALERT
April 16, 2007

Harry & David Operations Corp. is recalling five types of candies because
they may contain undeclared peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, and cashews.

The candies were distributed throughout the United States through Harry and
David Stores.

All lot codes of the products listed below are being recalled. The products
were sold in 6-oz. paperboard boxes with a folded over top. The boxes are
striped in several color variations.

• “Dark Chocolate Clusters The Ultimate Walnut Cherry Caramel Indulgence”
candies in green and cream striped boxes

• “Dark Chocolate Clusters The Ultimate Peanut & Peanut Butter Indulgence”
in red and cream striped boxes

• “Dark Chocolate Clusters The Ultimate Pecan Cranberry Caramel Indulgence”
in dark red and cream striped boxes

• “Whole Almond Confection” in brown and white striped boxes

• “Whole Cashew Confection” in dark red and cream striped boxes

Consumers are requested to return product to the place of purchase for a
full refund. Consumers with questions may phone the company at (800) 233-
1101.

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And another milk allergy alert

April 11, 2007 at 9:52 am (alert, Allergy News!, cooking, food, labeling, milk, recalls, safety)

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
March 30, 2007

Acapulco Bakery is recalling packages of Lorenzo brand “Conchas de Sabor
Vainilla,” “Cuernitos de Canela,” “Hojaldras,” “Croissant,” and “Sweet
Mexican Bread” varieties due to undeclared milk.

The products were sold in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia.

The recalled Lorenzo brand “Conchas de Sabor Vainilla,” “Cuernitos de
Canela,” “Hojaldras,” “Croissant,” and “Sweet Mexican Bread” varieties come
in an uncoded plastic bag, lacking a weight declaration.

Consumers who have purchased the affected products should return them to
the place of purchase.

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Food allergy alerts

March 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm (alert, Allergy News!, cooking, egg, food, labeling, milk, recalls, safety)

EGG ALLERGY ALERT
March 29, 2007

Southeast Asian Foods is recalling “Chiu Chow Fish Paste,” “Chiu Chow Fish
Ball,” and “Chiu Chow Fish Cake” due to undeclared egg.

The products were distributed in Northern California through restaurants,
supermarkets, and retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Chiu Chow Fish Paste” is packed in a clear 5-lb. plastic bag, 40-lb.
plastic gallon bucket, or 14-oz. clear plastic cup.

“Chiu Chow Fish Ball” is packed in a clear 5-lb. plastic bag, or 14-oz.
vacuum plastic bag.

“Chiu Chow Fish Cake” is packed in a 7-oz. or 13-oz. vacuum plastic bag.

Consumers who have purchased the products may return them to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at (415) 822-2070.

EGG ALLERGY ALERT
March 23, 2007

Harry London Candies, Inc. is recalling “Harry London Chocolate Fudge and
Peanut Butter Egg confectionery Products” due to undeclared egg.

The products were distributed to various distributors, wholesalers, and
fundraising accounts nationwide in 8-oz. and 3.5-oz. packages with one of
the following bar code numbers: 2179501083, 2179501084, 2179501085, or
2179501086.

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard it and call the
company’s customer service department at (800) 321-0444 Monday through
Friday 8:30-5:00 EDT.

EGG AND MILK ALLERGY ALERT
March 23, 2007

Harry London Candies, Inc. and Macy’s are recalling Frango® Cheggs
branded “Mint Chegg, Double Chocolate Chegg, Marshmallow Chegg, Peanut
Butter Chegg, Caramel Chegg, and Toffee Cheg Egg confectionary Products”
due to undeclared egg and milk.

The products were sold at Macy’s Department Stores.

The products are packaged in 4-oz. and 8-oz. packages and have one of the
bar code numbers listed below.

Candy products with the following bar codes contain undeclared egg:
2179500565, 2179500566, 2179500567, 2179500568, 2179500570, 2179500572,
2179500573, 2179500588, 2179500589, 2179500590, 2179500592, 2179500594

Candy products with the following bar codes contain undeclared egg and
milk:
751756019807, 751756019814, 751756019821, 751756019852, 751756019838,
751756019869, 751756019876, 751756019883, 751756019890, 751756019906

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard it and call the
company’s customer service department at (800) 321-0444 Monday through
Friday 8:30-5:00 EDT.

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Fish Allergy Alert

March 20, 2007 at 8:29 pm (Allergy News!, cooking, fish, food, labeling, recalls, safety, Websites)

FISH ALLERGY ALERT
March 20, 2007

TO: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Members

FROM: The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer
Healthcare

RE: FiberChoice® plus Multivitamins fiber supplement

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is recalling FiberChoice® plus
Multivitamins fiber supplement product, due to an undeclared fish allergen.
One of the raw materials of the product contains fish gelatin, which was
not declared on the product label. The fish gelatin consists of the
following species of fish: cod, pollock, hake, cusk, haddock, redfish,
sole, and flounder.

The affected FiberChoice® plus Multivitamins fiber supplement were
distributed beginning in mid-January throughout the United States through
national retail outlets, including food, drug, and mass merchandisers.

The affected product is packaged in 16-oz. plastic bottles (90 count)
marked with UPC # 5714500581 located on the side of the bottle in black
lettering. One of the following lot numbers appears on the bottom of the
bottle in black lettering:

06L062, 06L063, 06L102, 06M075, 07A001, 07A002, 07A003, 07A004, 07A005,
07A006, 07A007, 07A008, 07A009, 07A051, 07A052, 07A053, 07A054, 07A055,
07A068, 07A069, 07A070, 07A072, 07A073, 07A074, 07A075, 07A076, 07A077,
07A078, 07A080, 07A116, 07A117, 07A118, 07A119, 07A120, 87373901 (display)

No other FiberChoice® fiber supplement is affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased FiberChoice® plus Multivitamins fiber
supplement should return it to the retail store where it was purchased for
a full refund. Consumers with questions about the product or this recall
are encouraged to call GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare toll-free at
(800) 819-0681.

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Awesome new Allergy cookbook

March 19, 2007 at 7:04 am (books, Contests, cooking, education, food, Products, social issues, Websites)

I won a copy of The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook by Cybele Pascal, via allergymoms.com.  Since I am into eating organically as well as avoiding our food allergies, this book has great appeal to me!

Thank you, Gina and Cybele!

If you are not signed up for allergymom.com’s great email newsletter, you are missing out.

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Two more recalls today

March 16, 2007 at 7:16 pm (Allergy News!, cooking, food, soy, USA, wheat)

WHEAT ALLERGY ALERT
March 16, 2007

Ben & Jerry’s is recalling “Country Peach Cobbler Ice Cream: Peach Ice
Cream with Cinnamon-Sugar Shortbread Pieces & a Peach Swirl” due to
undeclared wheat.

The product was distributed through retail stores nationwide in pint
containers with date codes of Jan 23 2008, Jan 24 2008, Feb 08 2008, or Feb
09 2008 on the bottom of the container.

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard the ice cream and
send the base of the empty container to Ben & Jerry’s Consumer Response
Department, Country Peach Cobbler Refund, 30 Community Drive, South
Burlington, VT, 05403 for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call
the company at (877) 995-4716.

SOYBEAN ALLERGY ALERT
March 16, 2007

Gretchen’s Shoebox Express is recalling packages of “Tuna & Garden Salad
Mixer” due to undeclared soybean.

The product was distributed exclusively on Amtrak Cascade trains running
between Eugene, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia, with stops in
between.

The “Tuna & Garden Salad Mixer” is packaged in a clear 3-compartment
plastic container with by a large red “Gretchen’s Shoebox Express” label on
top, and an “Enjoy by” code date label on the bottom of 3-16-07 and prior
dates.

Consumers who have purchased the product or have questions may call the
company at (206) 623-8194.

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Milk allergy alert

February 20, 2007 at 8:13 pm (alert, Allergy News!, cooking, milk, recalls, safety, USA)

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
February 20, 2007

Vita Specialty Foods, Inc. is recalling the sauces listed below due to
undeclared milk.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores except
for the “Virginia Tech Hot Wing Sauce” and the “IU Hoosiers Varsity Wing
Sauce” that were distributed in Virginia and Indiana, respectively.

The recalled products are identified as:

“Scorned Woman Wicked Wing Sauce” 18-oz., “Best Before” dates 5/04/07
through 1/18/08

“Jim Beam Hot Wing Sauce” 5-oz., “Best Before” dates 4/17/07 through 11/7/07

“Jim Beam Hot Wing Sauce” 13-oz., “Best Before” dates 1/26/07 through
12/19/07

“Jim Beam Gourmet Foods Hot Wing Sauce” 1-gal., “Best Before” date 10/25/07

“IU Hoosiers Varsity Wing Sauce” 12-oz., “Best Before” dates 1/10/07
through 7/26/07

“Virginia Tech Hot Wing Sauce” 12-oz., “Best Before” dates 1/10/07 through
7/26/07

“Budweiser Barbecue Sauce” 19-oz., 77-oz., 1-gal., and 5-gal., all “Best
Before” dates through 6/11/08

“Budweiser Basting Sauce” 14-oz., 71-oz., 1-gal., and 5-gal., all “Best
Before” dates through 12/19/07

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to dispose of them or
contact the company at (800) 974-4778 with questions or for a refund.

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Just when you think you’ve heard them all…

February 1, 2007 at 6:30 pm (Allergy News!, chicken, cooking, fish, recalls)

COD FISH ALLERGY ALERT
February 1, 2007

Unilever is recalling “Knorr® CHICKEN flavor BOUILLON” CUBES due to
undeclared cod fish.

The affected “Knorr® CHICKEN flavor BOUILLON” cubes were distributed in
Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode
Island. Products may have reached consumers through retail stores in these
states and adjoining areas.

The affected product is packaged in 2.5-oz. (72g) cartons (6 cubes in each
carton) marked with UPC # 4800171162 located on the end flap of the carton
and Best If Used By date of MAR17 2007 located on the end flap of the
carton.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to discard it
immediately and contact the company at (866) 839-9455 for a full refund.

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