Peanut Allergy Resource

PEANUT ALLERGY RESOURCE & GUIDE
for Parents, Friends, & Family of
those with Peanut Allergies

 

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Written by Wholesome Style contributor, Ashley. Read more about Ashley here

 

When my precious son was 20 months old, we learned the hard way that he has a severe peanut allergy. Our world was immediately turned upside-down and I had no idea where to begin. My first allergist did not offer insight, or even correct up-to-date medical knowledge. Since then, I have found a wonderful food allergist to help us as a family. Unfortunately, my experience is not a rare one. It is one of the most common things I read when learning of a food allergy fatality: the parents were uninformed.

At the beginning, I did not know any parents like me, or any children like my son; I felt completely alone. I want to help others going through this same journey and share community resources, shopping tips, and easy, healthy, peanut-free recipes. To read more on my story, click here. Be sure to like our Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest information.

 

RESOURCES

Wholesome Style Peanut Free Store via Amazon.com 
We have compiled a convenient Peanut-Free Store which offers a large variety of options for those with peanut allergies, all in one place to make your life easier. The goal here is safety and convenience for you. If there is a product(s) you know to be safe, and would like us to add it to the store, (or see a product that is unsafe in the store) please comment below, or email wholesomestyle.com@gmail.com. Although we do our best, manufacturers change their products often so it is your responsibility to contact the manufacturer to verify safety. See the Peanut Free Store.

Peanutfreeplanet.com
A great website for ordering special treats. Everything is safe!!!! They offer great holiday treats.

Trustthelabel.com
A resource that guides consumers as to which companies label if a facility is peanut-free (meaning there is no risk of cross-contamination in their food). You simply look up the brand, this website will tell you the manufacturer and whether they label.

Snacksafely.org
Offers a great array of food options to purchase. They personally call companies and update their snack list every six weeks. This is a wonderful guide to send to friends and family for parties or visits. It is easy for others to shop off the list and to keep your child safe. Having a food allergy is daunting enough. Shopping for a food allergy should be the easy part. (I will follow-up with FDA current standards)

FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education, is a excellent resource that allergists recommend. This organization is dedicated to finding a cure for those with food allergies, while keeping individuals with food allergies safe and included. What a perfect mission! They also keep those with food allergies up-to-date on the latest information.

 

CAN YOU TRUST A FOOD LABEL TO KNOW
IF A PRODUCT IS SAFE FOR PEOPLE WITH
FOOD ALLERGIES?

Excerpt from Trustthelabel.com: “The simple answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no – it depends upon the specific food manufacturer.

The laws in the United States require food manufacturers to label when one of the eight major allergens is an ingredient in the product.  However, they do not require food manufacturers to place any additional warnings on food labels for the possibility of accidental cross-contamination with any of the eight major allergens.  While some companies have voluntarily chosen to place “advisory warning/labeling” for cross-contamination, unfortunately, others have chosen not to.

The only way that you can tell if the information on a food label can be trusted regarding the possibility of cross-contamination with an allergen is to know the company’s policy on whether they label for cross-contamination or they do not.”

Please read the following disclaimer. Your use of this page and its information indicates that you understand, accept and agree to its limitations:

DISCLAIMER: ALL INFORMATION REGARDING PRODUCTS, INGREDIENTS AND MANUFACTURING PROCEDURES WERE COMPILED FROM CLAIMS MADE BY THE PRODUCTS’ MANUFACTURERS ON THEIR LABELS OR VIA OTHER MEANS AND MAY ALREADY BE OUT OF DATE. ALTHOUGH EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO BE AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE, WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MADE BY US OR THE PRODUCTS’ RESPECTIVE MANUFACTURERS. THIS PAGE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS INTENDED TO SERVE AS A RESOURCE AND GUIDE, NOT AS AN AUTHORITATIVE SOURCE, AND IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE THE ADVICE OF ANY MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY LISTED FOOD ITEM, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE PRODUCT LABEL TO ENSURE THAT UNDESIRED ALLERGENS ARE NOT INCLUDED AS INGREDIENTS AND TO VERIFY WITH THE MANUFACTURER THAT TRACE AMOUNTS OF UNDESIRED ALLERGENS WERE NOT INTRODUCED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. CURRENT FDA LABELING GUIDELINES DO NOT MANDATE MANUFACTURERS DISCLOSE POTENTIAL ALLERGENS THAT MAY BE INTRODUCED AS PART OF THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS.

 

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