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Finding Hidden Food Allergens

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Other commonly used allergens include citrus oils, mushroom oil, almond and other tree nut oils, and soy protein.

Glues – Many glues and adhesives contain wheat. Be careful around stamps and envelopes since confirming the ingredients in those adhesives is difficult. Whenever possible, chose self-stick stamps and envelopes to avoid licking the adhesive.

You may want to create a master list of product categories that you use to help keep track of which products and brands are safe or are not safe because they contain known allergens.

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corn is particularly nasty as it is found in literally hundreds of compounds used in the manufacturing or stabilizing processes. Some examples: toothpaste often contains sorbitol, shampoo and conditioners often contain citric acid, adhesives are all corny (to my knowledge), lotions often contain glycerine and citric acid, deodorant often have propylene glycol which can be corn derived ... everything on the list above should be closely examined by anyone allergic to or shopping for someone who is allergic to corn.

October 29, 2010 - 9:25am
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