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Bombay Sapphire Gin has almonds in it, a risk for those with tree nut allergies. In fact, 10 botanicals are used in its processing: juniper lemon peel “grains of paradise”, a relative of the ginger plant coriander seeds culeb berries (part of the pepper family) orris root ALMONDS cassia bark from the cinnamon family liquorice […]
Last week, I spoke with Tommy Schnurmacher for a half hour segment on CJAD 800 AM News Talk Radio. To listen to part 1 of the interview, click the Play button on the image below. The topics we discussed include what inspired me to begin this work, legal issues surrounding seasonal allergies (ragweed), allergy bullying and its […]
In May of 2012, we learned that a student at Walt Disney Elementary School in a class of non-verbal special needs students had been exposed to peanuts, his allergen, because the teachers had the kids make peanut butter sandwiches as part of an alphabet lesson on the letter S, causing an allergic reaction. The entire special […]
An alert reader who relies on Nutri Grain cereal bars as a safe peanut and nut free snack (as do I) recently alerted me to the fact that Nutri Grain now has a product that is not peanut or nut safe. They’re Nutri Grain Soft Bakes, and they contain peanuts and almond flour. A child was eating […]
This is a hard post to write. Let’s start with the good news: My son wrote a free verse poem that was selected as a winner to be read in a Poetry Cafe that was held in the school library this week. While most of the children wrote about springtime or how beautiful butterflies are, […]