Be careful during the holidays

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Before you visit any holiday buffet, be careful if you have a food allergy.

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology mentions these important recommendations:

Ask about the ingredients in any dish before you taste it.

  • Remember that any food can be cross-contaminated while being prepared alongside other dishes.
  • Don’t eat any food if you don’t feel comfortable that it doesn’t contain something to which you’re allergic.
  • If necessary, bring your own food to a party or eat before you leave.
  • Carry an emergency epinephrine kit with you at all times.

Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_132470.html