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Another food allergy-related tragedy...

...and a reminder that vigilance is *not* an option.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Allergie...

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  1. ... and because one doesn't "taste" peanut, doesn't mean it is peanut free.
    So very sad.

    1. I have seen your knowledgable posts scattered throughout CH. I know you are a Celiac and are also allergic to soy? As I'm fairly new to the site I don't know my way around completely yet so not sure of how/where to ask questions without hijacking topics. I am MOST interested in the results of your extensive GF baking and cooking trials. Is there a place to find them grouped?

      1. How utterly tragic. I hope someone will read this with an allergy and carry a viable epi-pen at all times. It is so important to take allergies seriously.

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        1. re: sedimental

          Re: the epi-pen, I can't believe his mother didn't at least *try* the one she had in the house - it expired two months ago, not two years. I would have told the first responders to shove it, and used that one. So horrifying.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            Yes, that was a real..."did I read that right"? Moment for me. Especially now that we know expiration dates are not meaningful with medications. That is not a judgement about mom, we do whatever we do...in the moment. It will be hard enough to come to acceptance that her beautiful boy died from a cookie.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              I agree....even if it didn't do anything, at least it was an option.

              Of course, I'm the type who would have just used it, then called the ER.

          2. How tragic. When I was a kid, a neighborhood boy died from eating a snickers. I count myself so lucky that I don't have any life threatening allergies.

            1. I am shocked that he ate that cookie without checking the packaging for any *contains nuts/peanuts* warning.I am a seasoned experienced veteran RN and this made me cry.Poor kid:(