Monday, December 20, 2010

Chicago teen dies from allergic reaction

A 13-year-old from Chicago died Friday after eating something that must have contained her allergen at a school Christmas party. My heart goes out to this family! Please, let's all be extra vigilant about keeping our allergic children safe during the holiday celebrations!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Milk Allergy Alert

Tofutti Brands Inc. has announced a precautionary recall of 25 pallets of its 4-Pack YOURS TRULY frozen dessert cones (UPC 0-20188-01500-9) due to possible trace level milk contamination reported for one lot of product shipped which was produced in August of 2010.

YOURS TRULY CONES are labeled as Milk Free and persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity or intolerance to Milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening injury if they consume products with milk ingredients. Tofutti Brands uses stringent quality controls to prevent milk contamination of its products and sells tens of millions of ice cream novelty products each year.

The 25 pallets from the suspect lot are being recalled. The bulk of these 25 pallets were sold along the east coast and the Midwest. None of the suspected lot was sold to any west coast distributors or stores.

The product in the above 25 pallets is identified by the labeled Manufacturing facility code 18-497 which will appear printed on one of the two end flaps of the box of the YOURS TRULY CONES along with a production code of either 2330 or 2350, which will follow right after the plant code.

Consumers who may have purchased YOURS TRULY CONES bearing these codes are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. This recall does not involve any of the Company’s other frozen dessert products. Consumers with questions may contact the Company at 908-272-2400, Monday-Friday, from 9:00AM-5:00PM EST, or email us at

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Product Review

Lundberg Rice!

I recently received a sample of Lundberg Rice from a food allergy resource fair and was excited to try it at home. My kids can eat rice and they like rice. So this was perfect for my family.

Our sample was for the Short Grain Brown rice. We have a rice cooker so I made the rice according to my rice cooker directions (equal water to rice ratio) and hit the button. In about 15 minutes we had a nice side dish to our chicken. I normally buy white rice so this was a bit a new taste for my family the kids and I LOVED IT. The rice had a nice firm texture with a "nutty" taste. Which was odd for our nut free home to say it has a nutty taste.

I have found a new rice that we will definatly be purchasing again. They have 10 varieties in all. California Brown Basmati

California White Jasmine

California Brown Jasmine

Brown Sweet Rice

California Sushi Rice

California White Basmati

Golden Rose Brown

Long Grain Brown

Long GRain White

Short Grain Brown
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It is not too late to send delicious baked from scratch treats as holiday gifts to friends and family! Here is a sweet deal from Apples Bakery or Apple's Gluten Free Kitchen...

on orders $50 and over

Just use coupon code FREESHIP50 when you place your order on

Hurry, this offer is only valid until December 14, 2010.

Thank you and happy holidays from your friends at Apple's Bakery and Apple's Gluten Free Kitchen.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Eat Freely with Cybele - December Recipe

A recipe for yummy allergy-friendly fudge just in time for the holidays!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

MTV wants to hear from you!


Are you constantly wiping your eyes, blowing your nose and using your inhaler to no avail? Do you have to carefully monitor what you eat to make sure you don't have a severe allergic reaction, breakout in hives or stop breathing? Is doing everyday things like going out to eat or shopping in the mall a dangerous or hazardous experience? Do you suffer from multiple allergies that affect your life on a daily basis or one extreme allergy that would be considered life-threatening? If this sounds like you, Gigantic! Productions wants to hear your story.

If you appear to be between the ages of 15 and 22, please email with details. Please include your name, location, phone number, and photograph if possible.