When you have a child suffering from a food allergy, Halloween celebrations are sure to make you break out into a cold sweat. Here are some tips to enjoy the party in total safety.
Don’t let your child go all alone from house to house in the neighbourhood
Remind him/her that he/she can only eat the candy after you have examined it
Carry his epinephrine auto-injector with you (in case he’s not so … “obedient”)
Sorting out the treats
After returning home, carefully check the collected treats.
Get rid of homemade items and those whose packaging contains no list of ingredients.
Carefully read the labels of each of the treats that contain it. The list of ingredients of a known product may be altered at any time and the composition of the same product may vary according to size.
Beware of cross-contamination. A handful of peanuts in your child’s pumpkin could contaminate the entire contents, if he is allergic to this food.
When in doubt, don’t take any risks: Contact the manufacturer… or throw it out!
A special thanks to Nina Cuneo for this pumpkin picture.
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