Allergy Resources

This page is comprised of information regarding peanut/tree nut allergens. It is a place to document everything I've learned and reasearched since CT was diagnosed in February 2011. It will hopefully be a good resource for you too. It is a work in progress so I will continue to add resources to it as I discover them.

FAAN - The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Kids with Food Allergies

How to read a label for hidden peanut ingredients

How to read a label for hidden tree nut ingredients

What is really needed to clean up Peanut residue?

Onespot Allergy - The founder of this site is a PA Mom who has started an organization that focuses on informing parents about the latest information regarding food allergies and anaphylaxis. She has also developed products that make living with life-threatening allergies easier. You can also find her on Facebook.

The Nut-Free Mom - A great resource blog written my a PA Mom who does her research and shares it with the blogging community. You can also find her on Facebook.

Huey's Nut Free Chocolate - Local and tasty!

Peanut Free Plant

None Food Items that have Peanuts in them

Remember to check the labels every time you purchase anything even if you've bought it before and found it to be safe. Just because it was safe in the past, the manufacturing process could have changed. There are currently no laws that require companies to label their food. You can read more about that here.

Safe Foods: (Always read the labels every time!) 
  • Enjoy Life foods
  • Goldfish
  • Eggos
  • Dum Dum suckers
  • Betty Crocker cake mix
  • Hershey's - Hershey's website says "Rather than have you make purchase decisions based on outdated information, we encourage you to check the ingredient label on the package. This label provides accurate, current information about all the ingredients in the package."
  • Tootsie products

Unsafe Foods:
  • Duncan Hines cake mix - Pinnacle Food Corp says "At this time, we are unable to conclusively state that the plant is a “nut free” facility as this plant is a third party manufacturer and there may be other items manufactured within the facility which contain nuts".
  • Frozen California Pizza Kitchen pizza (Nestle)
  • Papa Murphy's pizza
  • Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips