I actually find it more useful if the allergy free stuff is kept with it's similar allergy containing cousins. I like the fact that I can go to the biscuit aisle and buy ds's special biscuits, and he can see that they are real biscuits like everyone else eats.
that's a good point actually bobbybob... do you think that products should be highlighted within the aisles though?
like, the organic meat is always on a green shelf in tesco... they could do a similar thing for allergyfree foods
I would like all manufactures to list their products as .... Dairy free, Egg free, Gluten free etc... this would save a lot of effort in checking ingredients....
Son was diagnosed as being allergic to dairy, egg and nuts at just over 2 years old... Manufactures have come a long way since then... there was hardly any warnings on anything, I shopped at tesco's and they sent me a list of all their dairy free food, then a list of egg free food, then a list of their nut free food... and I had to go through it and highlight what he could have.. and then cross refrence it with the other 2 lists.... bloody nightmare... especially as they keep changing their ingredients...
Son is 7 now, and life has got easier... In fact he is going to be allergy tested again TOMORROW at basinstoke general hospital... Wish me luck...
Good Luck for tomorrow - my daighter is 2 next week and she has her first challenge in June.
its nice to know that things get easier. im having a nightmare at the moment. i gave her some fish fingers that didnt say anything about dairy on the ingredients list but she still had a reaction to them.
its not finding things for her to eat that is necessarily the problem i just want to give her some nice variety.
yes ive got the list from the hosital. nothing was showing! the hospital did suggest that the fish fingers were probably dipped in egg but not added onto the ingredients list because it is less than 25%.
my ds is on gluten free and dairy free diet, and its so difficult because if foods are dairy free they invariably contain gluten and vice versa. I was looking for rusks and the gluten free ines have milk powder in them. Grrr!