Food Allergy Safety:
What Is In Your Food?
Allergy safety in today's social and business climate can be a difficult or even a dangerous road to have to travel if you or a family member happen to have one of the common food allergies.
The norm for any situation which arises in this country, the rules of the "game" always cater to what is best for the majority. If you happen to be one in the minority (by having a severe food allergy), although most people can and do empathize with your struggle for safety in regards to allergies, the possibility that they are willing to change the status quo is not usually considered part of the solution.
Some very recent examples of this is the recent attempt by several airlines to enforce peanut free flights. Also, now of major importance, many schools are trying to adopt and enforce no peanut products (this includes peanut butter sandwiches) being brought to school by any children.
The unfortunate part, authority is having many problems enforcing these types of policies. Many people have the attitude if there is 20-30 kids per classroom and only 1 or 2 have the problem, why is the rest of the class bearing the largest percentage of the problem. The general attitude is "why are we changing the whole system for the benefit of 1 or 2?"
Do you have a child who may have a food allergy? Check out Little-Safe-One.com's section about baby food safety.
Unfortunately, empathy does not always translate into sympathy or sacrifice in today's society. By being one of the unfortunate few, I am sure this scenario comes up frequently everywhere you and your family travel. Until allergy safety starts to affect someone in each individual's personal circle of family or friends, or until they start to realize the actual trials of coping with a food allergy, food allergy safety is going to have to remain a constant state of vigilance for you to try and protect you and your loved ones, especially when you may be dining out with food allergies.
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