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Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
10/24/12 4:30 AM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has greatly improved labeling for the 8 major allergens - milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, fish, and...
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
10/24/12 3:47 PM
 
Hi Colleen, I believe we are talking about the same issue. We are aware of the re-bagging issue--we included it under the Dum Dums/Spangler photo (second to last photo) and highlighted it as #3 at the top of the blog post:   Quote: Some...
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
11/2/12 6:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by MACEMama: I came across a funky one while going through DS' candy tonight.  I knew Tootsie Rolls have milk in them, but I was curiously reading the label while snacking on a lemon flavored one (habit ).  Ingredients are:...
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
11/2/12 6:58 PM
 
If whey were the only milk-derived ingredient in it, it would still have to list MILK either in parentheses after the word whey (milk) or in an "Contains: Milk" statement.    However, in this case, the common name (plain English) word Milk...
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
10/31/12 9:36 PM
 
Comment by MACEMama offline
I came across a funky one while going through DS' candy tonight.  I knew Tootsie Rolls have milk in them, but I was curiously reading the label while snacking on a lemon flavored one (habit ).  Ingredients are:   SUGAR, CORN SYRUP,...
 
9/13/12 7:00 AM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Read Before You Eat! This is a reminder that you must read the entire label before serving a food to your child with food allergies. Foods regulated by the FDA are only required to list top 8 food allergens in plain English somewhere in the...
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
10/25/12 12:50 PM
 
Comment by Starkled offline
Originally Posted by Colleen English Ross:    This is why I toss Dum Dums, Tootsie Rolls, and Smarties my daughter gets when trick-or-treating and replace them with the same candy I've reserved from what I've purchased.   Hi Colleen!...
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
10/24/12 2:07 PM
 
One thing not noted in the article is to take care with candies that are repackaged (such as Smarties, Tootsie Rolls).  Often, they are repackaged by third parties that also package items with common allergens, such as nuts.  This is...
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
10/24/12 2:17 PM
 
Hi Yes - that is definitely an important point!   We did include it as important point #3 at the top of this blog post (right above the image of the Snickers bar).   It's worth restating again, though so thank you!
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
10/24/12 3:39 PM
 
Sorry, I think you misunderstood me.  What I was talking about is different than shared lines at a manufacturer's facility. I am talking about when a third party repackages a product like Dum Dums for a store such as Target, CVS, etc.  This...
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
10/30/12 1:36 AM
 
Comment by christine patrick offline
Hi Everyone I am new to this. I have heard that kids with life threatening allergies are eligable for disability tax credit in canada. Does anyone know anout this?   Thanks Christine
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
10/30/12 4:28 AM
 
Comment by janmumx4 offline
Hi Christine and I live in the UK so not much help with you question, but Wanted to tell you to hang in there and Someone will get back to you.We potentially have a no of members having difficulty getting online on the East coast of the US right now...
 
Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy
10/30/12 6:42 AM
 
Comment by cheymom offline
Hi Christine!  Welcome to KFA!  We are glad you found us.   I am not in Canada, but we do have a lot of Canadian members that deal with life threatening food allergies.  You can try posting in on our Main Support Forum and they can...
 
9/13/12 7:56 AM
 
Comment by MAM-mom offline
This is a great reminder!  It's easy to forget how confusing labels can be, even now that we have FALCPA which requires clearer food labeling with regard to allergies.  
 
How to Check Ingredient Statements on Candy to Keep Loved Ones Safe
2/4/14 6:00 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Valentine's Day The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has greatly improved labeling for the 8 major allergens - milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat,...
 
 
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