Allergy free table

What’s on the “allergy-free” menu?

Milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soybeans, fish, crustaceans, wheat and eggs—these are the top or “big” eight allergens recognized by the FDA in the US. While there are more than 170 foods that have been reported…

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Campers on the dock

A Reflection of My Most Recent Audit: Indian Head Camp

Driving from the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Airport through the magnificent Endless Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, my stomach swirled with butterflies of excitement. I was on my way to Indian Head Camp (IHC) which, in my mid-twenties,…

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May Contain

What’s up with “May Contain” Statements?

“May contain…” “May contain traces of…” “Manufactured in a facility that processes…” “Made on shared equipment with…” You’ve probably seen them before. These are precautionary allergen labeling statements commonly found on packaged foods. While for…

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College

Allergy Friendly College Campuses to Watch this Year

GREAT MENTION to our awesome clients: Cornell University Syracuse University   To say it’s scary when your kids flee the nest and go off to college for the first time is an understatement—there are so…

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How to be the Best Allergen and Gluten-Free Campus Ever

True or False T/F Every ten minutes a food allergy reaction send someone to the emergency room. T/F More than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions. T/F Teenagers and young adults are…

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Facts

Common Myths About Food Allergies

While food allergies are becoming more common and the demand for allergy-friendly food grows, many facts are commonly misunderstood. Here are some common myths about food allergies you may have heard before, or even believed…

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Coconut

The Coconut Conundrum: Is Coconut a Tree Nut?

Coconuts might be the tropical rage in the health community, but it’s a major source of confusion in the allergic community. According to the FDA, coconut is a tree nut. And, by all rights, a…

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