2017-12-15 Fabulous Food Allergy Friday

Happy Whatever from Seattle
Happy Whatever from Seattle

We’re deep on holiday season now, so, whatever you celebrate, Happy That.

I (MaryKate) keep running into traditional Chinese/Chinese American dishes that I could eat but for one little ingredient — the Chinese sausage. No one makes gluten-free Chinese sausage commercially. But I found a Chinese sausage recipe that looks pretty straightforward and easy to modify. I am going to try it and see how it goes. I wonder what other ingredients people run up against frequently that they just cannot find allergy-friendly versions of? Let us know in the comments. We may try it for you.

And speaking of modifiable, I might give these chocolate truffles a try (not allergy-friendly, but they look modifiable if you have safe-for-you chocolate).

In science news, a Phase 1 Trial of Epinephrine Nasal Spray for Anaphylaxis, testing the bioavailability of aqueous formulations to that of hydro-alcoholic formulations of epinephrine nasal spray at two doses, is beginning. As a corn allergic person, I (Denise) shudder to think what’s in these formulations. But I guess since the regular injection has corn as well, it probably doesn’t make that much difference, although I would prefer not to snort an allergen.  

In other industry news, Nestlé has purchased Montreal-based Atrium, whose brands include Garden of Life, Pure Encapsulations, Wobenzym, Douglas Laboratories, Genestra Brands, Orthica, AOV, Minami Klean Athlete, Pharmax and Trophic. Allegedly Atrium will continue to operate as it has prior to the acquisition, with no changes to any of its brands. There is ONE Vitamin D supplement that is safe for me in that there’s no corn or no coconut derivatives, which is produced by Pure Encapsulations. I’m not very hopeful that this will continue to be a safe option for me on a long term basis. 

Have a great weekend, everyone.

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