Back inside this week, and I’m covering food allergy and anaphylaxis food labeling with may contains. I explain that with “may contains” on the food packaging it means that there is a real risk of cross contamination, and that it’s very much a personal comfort zone as to the level of risk you are prepared to take with your food consumption.I also mention about the rise of ambulance call outs in Victoria, Australia alone rose by 52% over the last 5 years directly due to asthma and anaphylaxis. This says to me a higher level of education in the school community of identification of these conditions.
Thanks go out to Fiona Skepton from Brisbane for sending me some awesome material last week alerting me to the local newspaper scene here doing major coverage of food allergies and anaphylaxis. If you have anything food allergy related, send it through to me and I’ll cover it on the show to share it with everyone.
Finally after many printing issues, our first childrens book is in the middle of being printed. Jessies Favorite Things (even with food allergies) and Jacks Favorite Things (even with food allergies) will be released very soon. Written for children with food allergies and anaphylaxis between 0 - 6 years old. You’ll be able to get them from your local anaphylaxis support groups, and of course from the website here.