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December 24, 2005

There are food allergy clues out there - look for them!

I will start by apologizing to some who may be offended by the tone of this entry regarding food allergies. Holiday parties involve lots of foods we don't see at other times of the year, so please forgive me if this is a bit over the edge.

Sometimes I hear or read stories about food allergy reactions and ask myself, "What were they thinking?" Here's one of them from www.foodanddrinkeurope.com ...

Simmons reports that at one Christmas party she attended she innocently helped lay out a few bowls of chicken flavored chips. Believe it or not, it transpired that those chips actually contained real chicken flavoring. As a result one party reveler, who suffered from a severe allergy to all things poultry, ended up being admitted to accident and emergency.

Ok, so you have a poultry allergy (pretty unique) and you say, "Hey, look at these delicious looking 'Chicken Chips,' I think I will try one!" How big a surprise should it be that there is real chicken flavoring in the chips? And, by the way, who ever heard of chicken chips???

Sometimes you have all the information you need right in front of you - you just have to use it.

Happy Holidays to all our readers!

Posted by David at December 24, 2005 7:42 AM