Friday, January 11, 2013

Unexpected sources of allergens

Checking ingredient labels are a regular part of grocery shopping with food allergies.  I never thought of checking my spices though until I noticed that some spices may be cross-contaminated.  If you have allergies, don't ever let your guard down.  Read labels on everything, food, spices, meats, make-up and soaps.   

Have you come across unexpected sources of allergens?  Please share with the rest of us, we can help each other out. 

Have a good and safe weekend friends!

Shared on Allergy Free Wednesdays.


  1. Many of the products from Walmart have allergy warnings. Our church's preschool doesn't purchase anything for the children from the bakery because of peanut contamination risks.

    1. I am so thankful for allergy warning labels. They sure help make life a little easier. Thank you for sharing.

  2. peanuts in potting soil. It's not even a food! I just learned about this a few months ago and we've been dealing with a peanut allergy for 3 years now. Who knew...

    1. Wow! That is crazy! I'm so glad you shared that. I would have never thought to look at the ingredients on my potting soil. I sure will now.

  3. Of a mom with a daughter who has extreme peanut allergies I have learned the hard way what all its in. Please be aware that it is in Ant traps and roach traps also. Also be sure and check any pesticides you put on your yard. The ones that are granules are sometimes ground up peanut shells.

    1. Thank you for sharing that! I'm amazed and concerned at all of these "hidden sources". I will be looking at all my gardening products more carefully.

  4. Also spray tanning. Some made with walnut shells FYI

    1. I'm learning so much from all of you. I'm so glad you shared.

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