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Tips when Dealing with Children with Food Allergies

  • Wash hands regularly to prevent cross-contamination when preparing foods.
  • Use separate cooking equipment and utensils, and keep work surfaces clean to avoid cross-contamination between foods.
  • Read all food labels carefully every time you shop. Ingredients in processed foods change over time.
  • Become familiar with the terms on food labels which identify ingredients made from problem foods.
  • Never assume that foods are free of a problem ingredient.
  • If in doubt, do not use a suspected food

Last modified: February 19, 2020