Tag Archives: food allergies

Can a Silicon Valley Start-up Invent the First Drug to Treat Peanut Allergies?

Source: Grub Street NY

The first-ever preventative treatment for peanut allergies is tantalizingly close, a pharma company claims. Silicon Valley–based Aimmune Therapeutics says its scientists have all but perfected a once-a-day capsule that could potentially help millions of peanut-allergy sufferers. Aimmune (pronounced “AIM-yoon,” like they’re taking aim at food allergies) claims that …

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Parents Are Boycotting the Peter Rabbit Movie for Mocking Food Allergies

Source: Grub Street NY

James Corden’s Peter Rabbit isn’t killing it so far with audiences — the new film version of the furry children’s book bunny has been decried as “violent” and a “narcissist.” This Peter is also allegedly a “food allergy bully”: The film came out this weekend, and groups

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New Research Shows That Adults Are Getting Clobbered by Food Allergies

Source: Grub Street NY

According to dismaying new research data, the rate of severe allergic reactions to foods in America has risen 377 percent in the last decade — a nearly fivefold jump. The numbers come from a new study by Fair Health, a nonprofit with access to 24 billion health-insurance claims …

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A Restaurant Owner Wants to Build a Chain Specifically for People With Food Allergies

Source: Grub Street NY

For people with life-threatening food allergies, going to restaurants can be like navigating a minefield. That’s not the case at the Montreal restaurant Zero8, where the menu is entirely free of the eight most common, potentially fatal food allergens: gluten, dairy, eggs, fish or shellfish, soy, …

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Woman Claims Jimmy John’s Sandwich Left Her Incapable of Speech

Source: Grub Street NY

Jimmy John’s got sued this week by a Michigan woman who alleges she’s been “unable to speak above a whisper” since eating one of its sandwiches back in June. Lindsey Bresnahan says she noticed a year ago that she’s allergic to Dijon mustard, but her Billy Club Unwich …

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Waiter Arrested for Serving Fish to Customer With Deadly Seafood Allergy

Source: Grub Street NY

A server in Canada could pay for what appears to be a costly order snafu that almost took the life of a customer. An employee at a restaurant in Sherbrooke, Quebec, faces possible criminal prosecution — a big step up from the usual punishment of a bad tip…More »

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What It’s Like Dining Out With Extreme Allergies and Dietary Restrictions

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

sandrabeasley_one“Just so you know, I have an allergy to milk,” Sandra Beasley tells the Thip Khao server when she arrives to take our order.

“OK.”

“I have an allergy to chicken egg,” Beasley adds.

“Chicken egg,” the server recites back.

“Beef, shrimp…”

At this point the smiley young woman taking our order realizes this is no ordinary list and pulls out a little notepad to write everything down. She re-recites the ingredients. “That’s it?” she asks.

“Cucumber and mango,” Beasley says.

Beasley, a 35-year-old author and poet, has already scoped out the menu online in advance, as she always does. ...

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Eater Features: With food allergies and dietary restrictions…

Source: Eater Philly

odduckmenus.jpgWith food allergies and dietary restrictions on the rise, how are restaurant pros handling it all? Eater National delves into the topic today, talking to everyone from food allergy experts to chef Ming Tsai and Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. Austin newcomer Odd Duck even prints seven different menus a day. Do check it out. [-EN-]

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