Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

by slashallergies

Mister Snacks, Inc. issues allergy alert on undeclared peanuts in Sunbird Snacks 5oz. packages of yogurt raisins
This recall is limited to 161 cases containing twelve Sunbird Snacks 5 oz. Yogurt Raisin packages. The product comes in a 5 oz. clear bag marked with a Lot Number and Expiration Date of “EXP 0513 265″ ink-stamped on the back of the package. The product was distributed nationwide in retail stores.

Food allergies: What you need to know
People exposed to high levels of germ- and weed-killing chemicals may be more likely to develop food allergies. The chemicals are called dichlorophenols and they are created by the breakdown of common pesticides and chlorinated chemicals used to purify drinking water. They also turn up in moth balls, air fresheners, deodorizers and herbicides sprayed on crops.

Chattanoogans reporting symptoms of new food allergy to local allergist
Covenant Allergy and Asthma Care has reported evidence of a new type of food allergy in the Chattanooga area that actually stems from a tick or chigger bite. In the past month, three patients presented to Covenant’s East Brainerd office with reports of a recent tick or chigger bite along with hives, itching, difficulty breathing, and/or symptoms of a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.

Olive allergy – pipeline review, H2 2012
Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Olive Allergy – Pipeline Review, H2 2012′, provides an overview of the indication’s therapeutic pipeline. This report provides information on the therapeutic development for Olive Allergy, complete with latest updates, and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects. It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Olive Allergy. Olive Allergy – Pipeline Review, Half Year is built using data and information sourced from Global Markets Direct’s proprietary databases, Company/University websites, SEC filings, investor presentations and featured press releases from company/university sites and industry-specific third party sources, put together by Global Markets Direct’s team.

Mislabeled fish raise food allergy risk
Nearly 40 percent of seafood sold in New York City is mislabeled, according to a conservation group’s new report on a fishy practice that spells trouble for people with food allergies. “Recent testing has revealed that dishonest labeling and fraudulent seafood substitution for certain species is rampant and widespread,” researchers from the ocean conservation group Oceana wrote in their report, which they said was based on DNA testing of 142 seafood samples collected from unidentified New York City grocery stores, restaurants and sushi bars.

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