Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

EpiPen Warning

Pfizer Canada, distributor of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr  autoinjectors, has issued a warning about the correct way to remove the blue safety cap on the devices.

"It has recently come to our attention that removal of the blue safety cap the wrong way by pulling it sideways or bending and twisting it off may prevent the device from working properly and potentially result in failure to deliver the drug," the company said in a release Thursday.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Candy Cane Cocoa

If you're looking for a quick last minute homemade gift for someone on your list, how about making a jar of allergy-friendly Candy Cane Cocoa?  You can never go wrong with chocolate and mint in my opinion!

Candy Cane Cocoa
1 cup Dari-Free powder
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup crushed candy canes
1/2 cup mini marshmallows (optional)

Layer each ingredient in an airtight jar.  Makes 1 quart of mix = 12 servings.  Create a tag to attach to the jar with these instructions: Mix contents in large bowl.  For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in mug and stir in 1 cup of boiling water.  Store remaining mix in the airtight jar.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Chef Cards

A Chef Card can be a very helpful tool in communicating with restaurant staff about your food allergies. Depending on how you customize your personal card, it can list the foods you are allergic to, alternative names for your allergens, and/or how to safely prepare your food to avoid cross-contamination. Of course you should always ask to speak directly to the manager or chef to ensure their full understanding.

Here is a list of websites where you can either make your own Chef Card to print out or order premade cards. One site listed below even has translation cards available to use when traveling.  (Translation cards)