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Author:  mattcohen [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:13 am ]
Post subject:  Poppyseed allergy

I would be grateful to know your experience dealing with a poppyseed allergy. Our son, who turns 3 in September, recently tested positive for this. Thanks very much.

Author:  gwentheeditor [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Poppyseed allergy

Welcome to the Forum, Matt, though sorry to hear of your child's allergy.

Sesame is the most common of the seed allergies, but I believe we have other members dealing with poppyseed as well.

Some bits of advice:
• be especially careful about breads. Even if you get one without poppyseed, you'll want to check with the maker or bakery that poppyseeds aren't used on the same line. This is known as cross-contamination or cross-contact. It's important because with anaphylaxis risk, even trace amounts may bring on symptoms in some children. Does anyone know some bread cos. that def. don't use poppyseed?
• Similarly, be wary of dressings – a common place for poppyseeds to hide.

This article on managing seed allergies is mostly about sesame, but much of the advice would also pertain to poppyseed: http://allergicliving.com/index.php/201 ... allergies/

Author:  Annasmom [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Poppyseed allergy

Our daughter has a sunflower seed allergy. For us, that means oil as well. Thankfully for you, poppy seed oil shouldn't be an issue. Bread is a big issue with seed allergies. We've had good luck with Van de Kamp's bread (at Kroger/Ralphs) because it's also dairy free, which we need. They seem to do a good job of not using seeds in their breads.

Author:  caz [ Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Poppyseed allergy

mattcohen wrote:
Our son, who turns 3 in September, recently tested positive for this
...had reaction or just tested(sensitised) positive?

We too are dealing with sunflower anaphylaxis...the things that are non top 8 are very tricky to manage because they dont have the mandatory labelling laws that say peanut, or dairy have.

I would imagine you would need to be careful with most breads and rolls (shared lines and very small seeds => risk of cross contamination etc). Look out for ingredients that say 'seeds' , spices. Health foods very often make the addition of 'seeds' to their products so beware.

good luck!

Author:  mattcohen [ Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Poppyseed allergy

I'm wondering if anyone dealing with a tree nut or poppyseed allergy has experience wtih Vege Hut bread. Thanks very much.

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