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Friday, September 14, 2007

Top Allergy-Friendly Food Finds

Allison Van Dusen wrote a very useful article, Top Allergy-Friendly Food Finds on

Anne Munoz-Furlong, CEO and founder of The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, says there's been a steady increase in the number of available foods in this market over the last 10 years. She expects the trend to continue as the health issue grows.

"It used to be you could only get these specialty foods online, but now we're seeing it in mainstream grocery stores," she says. "You can get a box mix or a ready-made product. It's getting easier to feed [people] with food allergies."


Jay Berger, owner of, says food-allergic customers have been so desperate in the past for foods they can eat that they've been willing to settle for products that don't taste good, even though they typically cost three times more than similar non-allergy friendly versions.

"They'd go into the store and pick up two items that, thank God, meet their needs and they're so grateful," says Berger, who manufacturers the popular Miss Roben's baking mixes, which are free of wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts and eggs, and whose site sells many other companies' allergen-free foods. "It's important for people to know there are good things out there."

You can also click on a link there to take you to a slideshow of 10 Allergy-Friendly Foods.

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