Safety is key when dining with a food allergy

For those with food allergies, dining out at a restaurant or at someone else’s home can bring on a slew of risks that can turn what is intended to be a relaxing experience into one filled with hidden dangers and risk. An article published by Mayo Clinic summarizes several tips that can help keep you […]

New studies point to why and how of food allergies

Food allergies are on the rise—and quickly. In recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergy rates in children younger than 18 grew about 18% between 1997 and 2007. Many of these food allergies can be narrowed down to a few types of food (peanuts, eggs, milk, tree nuts, wheat, […]

How pets can make you healthier

When I was younger, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Many of my toys were of the animal variety, and I’ve always cooed over every dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig or any other animal I’ve ever seen. Animals are fantastic, and I love having them around me to pick up my spirits and to make […]

European Union prepares for changes to food labels

On the heels of proposed changes to U.S. food labels from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes changes to the European Union (EU) food regulations.

The changes aren’t new regulations, but requirements of laws that are going to finally come into effect this year. EU Regulation 1169/2011, was originally proposed in late January 2008, […]

Pets in gardens: just say no

[ SPANISH ] There is a lot to learn about how to keep your pet happy and healthy during the spring months. Not only is there a rise in seasonal allergies from pollens, insects and more for your animals, even if they are indoor pets, but there are also many potential hazards to be aware […]

Guess what? Pets have seasonal allergies, too

After the long winter, I know I can’t wait to open all of the windows in my house, go for a walk with my dog and start to garden again. The sun in the sky, the birds chirping around me make me energized for the first time in months to finally kick-start the year after […]

14 food allergens must appear on UK labels by end of 2014

We are currently in the middle of #AllergyWeek in the United Kingdom (UK), which started on April 28 and will end on May 4. With an estimated 21 million people in the UK affected by at least one type of food allergy, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that allergies are a growing health concern. […]

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Coffee? Tea? Food allergies?

The Maryland General Assembly is currently considering a bill that targets food allergies within restaurants. The bill, if passed, would require that restaurants ask a customer of any known food allergies prior to ordering. This could be outlined either on the menu/menu board of the restaurant, or requested through a server.

In an additional section […]

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Fall 2013 White House regulatory plan includes many food safety rules – Food Safety News

Many food safety items, including rules surrounding mechanically-tenderized beef […]