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10% off Vermont Nut Free expires September 1st

Posted by Dave on August 23, 2008

Vermont Nut Free is offering 10%off, just in time for school.
Online Promo Code:back2school
Offer Expires September 1, 2008

Use the discount code as many times as you wish from now through September 1st (Labor Day) and feel free to share it with friends and family.

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Peanut-free snacks from Robert’s American Gourmet aka Pirate’s Booty!

Posted by Dave on July 28, 2008

Taken from their FAQ page:

My child has peanut and/or nut allergies. Is your product safe for them to eat?

Robert’s American Gourmet uses three manufacturing facilities in order to provide our customers with a full range of peanut free and nut free snack options.

We have a wide range of products that are manufactured in our peanut free and nut free facility which include:

o Smart Puffs
o Pirate’s Booty
o Potato Flyers
o Veggie Booty
o Fruity Booty
o Veggie Chips
o Pirate’s Booty with Caramel
o Tings
o Potato Flyers with Balsamic Vinegar
o Chaos
o Honey Wheat Pretzels
o Cocoa Booty
o Pirate’s Cannon Balls
o Baked Tings
o Pirate’s Swords
o Tubes
o Veggie Tubes
o Soy Crisps – All Flavors

One of our facilities produce product which contain peanuts and/or nuts which include our new snack Pirate’s Swag Peak Trail Mix, Pirate’s Swag Groovy Granola Almond Cranberry, and Pirate’s Swag Cashew Cranberry.

Do any of your snacks contain Tree Nuts, Pine Nuts or Peanuts?

Yes our new snack Pirate’s Swag Peak Trail Mix, Pirate’s Swag Groovy Granola Almond Cranberry and Pirate’s Swag Cashew Cranberry do.

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Scharffen Berger Chocolate

Posted by Dave on July 1, 2008

Q: Is your chocolate nut and dairy free?

A: Our 9.7 ounce Home Baking Bars (99% cacao, 70% cacao and 62% cacao) and our 2Kg chocolate propacks (99% cacao, 82% cacao, 70% cacao, and 62% cacao) are nut and dairy free. We manufacture these chocolates in our Berkeley, CA facility. These items are also kosher and pareve.

While we make the chocolate for all our items, we may use other facilities to mold and wrap them. These facilities may also process both nuts and dairy on the equipment we use, so we cannot guarantee that all of our products are completely nut and dairy free. Our cocoa powder is also packaged in an outside facility. You can check our product labels to determine if there are products for which we cannot guarantee the nut or dairy-free status.

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10% off Vermont Nut Free Chocolates thru July 5th!

Posted by Dave on June 29, 2008

Use discount/coupon code summerkick

Offer Expires July 5, 2008

Use the discount code as many times as you wish from now through July 5th

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New products from Philly Swirl

Posted by Dave on May 10, 2008

Philly Swirl has new peanut free pops that are also sugar free.

They now also have Ice Cream cupcakes however those are made in a facility that uses nuts/peanuts.

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Evernote Invites

Posted by Dave on May 10, 2008

Comment and leave your email if you would like an invite to Evernote.

Remember everything.

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere.

On the web

Create, clip, and share notes on the web and see them everywhere

On your phone

Take snapshots and record audio and find them whenever you want

On your desktop

Search through all your notes, even the images, whether online or off

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Expert sees peanut allergy solution within 5 years

Posted by Dave on May 6, 2008

Expert sees peanut allergy solution within 5 years

By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) – A form of immunotherapy that could get rid of a person’s allergy to peanuts is likely within five years, even as the condition appears to grow more and more common, a U.S. expert said on Thursday.

Peanut allergy often appears in the first three years of life, with the allergic reaction to eating peanuts ranging from a minor irritation all the way to a life-threatening, whole-body allergic response called anaphylaxis.

Many children grow out of other food allergies such as milk or eggs, but only about 20 percent lose their peanut allergy.

Dr. Wesley Burks, a food allergy expert at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, wrote in the Lancet medical journal that a solution appears to be on the horizon.

“I think there’s some type of immunotherapy that will be available in five years. And the reason I say that is that there are multiple types of studies that are ongoing now,” Burks said in a telephone interview.

Ideally, such a therapy would change a person’s immune response to peanuts from an allergic one to a nonallergic one, Burks said.

He said one possible approach is using engineered peanut proteins as immunotherapy. Other approaches are showing promise, he said, including the use of Chinese herbal medicine in animal research.

Genetic engineering may also produce an allergen-free peanut, Burks said.

But he said that because several peanut proteins are involved in the allergic response, the process of altering enough of the peanut allergens to make a modified peanut that is less likely to cause an allergic reaction would probably render the new peanut no longer a peanut.

“You could end up with a soybean,” Burks said.

He said peanut allergy affects about 1 percent of children under age of 5, and that in the past 15 years more children have been diagnosed with the condition.

He cited research showing the condition becoming more common — doubling among young children from 0.4 percent in 1997 to 0.8 percent in 2002 in one U.S. study

It is unclear why it is becoming more common, he said. One theory he cited was the “hygiene hypothesis,” which holds that too little exposure to infectious agents in early childhood can raise one’s susceptibility to allergic reactions.

Burks said other researchers have suggested that if a pregnant woman eat peanuts, her baby has a higher risk of becoming allergic.

Symptoms of peanut allergy includes skin reactions such as hives, itching around the mouth and throat, diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, wheezing and, in severe cases, anaphylaxis — a medical emergency. (Editing by Maggie Fox and Xavier Briand)

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Cast your vote to get Starbucks Coffee more food allergy aware

Posted by Dave on April 9, 2008

Starbucks has a new site where customers can state their ideas and people vote on them, register and vote.

The more votes the more it will most likely get some attention from Starbucks.

Here is the idea for Peanut free awareness

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Buy Trace Adkins Song, Proceeds Benefit FAAN

Posted by Dave on March 29, 2008

Download country music sensation Trace Adkins’ live recording of the hit single “You’re Gonna Miss This” from iTunes between March 27 and April 10, 2008 to support the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

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222lb Cheeseburger, now that is a Whopper!!

Posted by Dave on January 24, 2008

A California restaurant is responsible for a 222 lb., giant cheeseburger that is a lot more than a mouthful.

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