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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Free e-book: ‘Grocery Shopping For Your Food-Allergic Child’

Plumtree Press has announced the publication of a free downloadable e-book, “Grocery Shopping For Your Food-Allergic Child.” The book is written by food allergy expert Linda Coss.

You can download it from

Accordig to its press release, the book teaches parents:

  • How to determine if a product is safe for their child;

  • Why they should always read the ingredient statement of each item they purchase;

  • What they need to know about the dangers of cross-contamination;

  • How and when to call the product’s manufacturer;

  • How kosher labeling can be helpful for the dairy-allergic

  • And other important information they need to keep their food-allergic child safe.

Coss is the author of two books on food allergy: How To Manage Your Child’s Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips For Everyday Life and What’s to Eat? The Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook. Both books are available at,, and various booksellers nationwide.

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