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Food allergies on the rise

Peanuts and peanut products are included in a host of unexpected foods, including everything from candy to chili to egg rolls.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Peanuts and peanut products are included in a host of unexpected foods, including everything from candy to chili to egg rolls. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

It seems that food allergies are more prevalent today than ever. It’s commonplace for food labels to warn that their products may have come in contact with nuts and for preschools to ban nuts of any kind.

Indeed food allergies are on the rise in the U.S., and the top offenders are peanuts, cow’s milk, eggs, shellfish, tree nuts, soy, sesame and wheat Read more.

Do you have any food allergies?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.