Top 8 Allergens Doesn’t Even Begin to Cut It
When the food industry tries to label food allergens, it’s usually only the top eight. This doesn’t cover corn. It also doesn’t cover celery or citrus or cilantro and many other foods that don’t begin with the letter “C”. And yes, I do know people who have severe food allergies to each of these foods.
Top 8 allergens according to the Mayo Clinic
- Tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, walnuts but not coconut, which is a fruit)
- Fish (such as bass, cod, flounder)
- Shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp)
Biggest Frustration Dealing with Food Allergies
I think one of the biggest frustration for most allergy sufferers is trying to parse the menus at restaurants to make sure you can eat safely. There are many places I just wont go because the menu is non-existent/out-of-date online or the descriptions are too vague for me to ask informed questions. Don’t even get me started on getting accurate answers to my questions from the wait staff. That’s a rant for another time. I want to be sure before I sit down at a table that there’s something on the menu that I’ll be able to eat.
A close second is to search for a suitable recipe that doesn’t contain any of your allergens. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been excited by a gluten-free bread recipe only to find out that it has yeast in it. Yeast is the one thing I haven’t found a viable substitute for in bread recipes.
So tell me, what is your biggest frustration in dealing with food allergies? Leave your answers in the comments.
Most Popular Post
The readers have spoken! The most popular post was from Kyra at Vie De La Vegan with Sun-dried Tomato Spelt Ravioli & Pesto Sauce. This post has been pinned. Congratulations to Kyra! I hope she continues to join the link party.
Note: The Corn-free Every Day link party will be moving to Saturdays starting next week, February 28, 2015. I’ve noticed that my site gets the most traffic on the weekends. I want to provide everyone that participates the most exposure possible.
Link Party Rules & Guidelines
Here are the abbreviated rules. The full rules and guidelines are available here, including a list of hidden corn ingredients.
- Link a maximum of two corn-free posts: recipes, healthy living tips, or crafts.
- Link back to this post on your post page.
- Be nice, leave a comment and visit other posts.
- Have fun!
Only submissions that follow all the rules are eligible to be featured.
Welcome to the Corn-free Every Day Link Party!
Corn-free Every Day Featured Posts on Pinterest
Increasing Corn Allergy Awareness
I’m so pleased that everyone is enjoying the corn-free link party. One of my long-term goals is to raise awareness of corn allergies until it is recognized as a top allergen and labeling is required. It’s my personal opinion that corn allergies in the United States are very under-diagnosed. It’s in just about everything so it’s hard to eliminate and prove that corn is the cause of the allergy symptoms.
I think this party can help raise the awareness with bloggers. So I encourage you to spread the word and thank you for linking up today!
I appreciate all your comments. I’m always so pleased to find out that I’m providing valuable information to you. A couple of people have told me that my spam blockers have given them problems. I’m so sorry that spammers are ruining it for us all. I just don’t have time to fish out the real comments from the spam and hold down a full-time job.