Our staff enjoys staying in touch with our customers and the information that they might find interesting related to food, drug and health emergency situations that can occur at home or when travelling. Check back regularly for interesting tidbits and let us know what you like!

50 years ago this month the antibody immunoglobulin (IgE) was discovered by researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden in collaboration with a team from Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital in Denver.

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Tags: Allergies · Asthma · Drug allergies · Food Allergies · Medical Conditions

Study abroad programs are a great way to see the world for college students.  Inspite of all the scary stuff in the world today, kids need to get out on their own, to discover the world, to be inconvenienced, to wonder, to learn to take a calculated risk, to say hello in a foreign language.

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Tags: Languages · Study Abroad · Travel Advice · Travel Destinations · World Cities

A great way to understand a new culture is to share in the local cuisine.  But ordering food when you have food allergies or other diet restrictions can be challenging.  Here are some general tips from personal experience and from speaking to other travelers.

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Tags: Food & Travel Safety · Food Allergies · Food Safety · Travel Safety

Comments on our Language Translations, our 'Keep It Simple' approach to our Translation Cards, the Chinese language writing styles that we use for our cards and our list of Food Translations.

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Tags: Food & Travel Safety · Food Allergies · Gluten Free · Languages · Translations · Travel Safety · Vegetarians

In our 11 years of providing food allergy cards to travelers we have never had a customer mention this allergy.   Alpha Gal - from a tick bite!

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Tags: Allergies · Food Allergies · Medical Conditions

On the horizon are new sources of food protein that can be processed into flour, pastes and cooking sauces.  And of course, do I see a 'gluten free' label on a bag of insect flour?  You can bet on it.

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Tags: Food Allergies · Gluten Free · Modern food

I saw those words together and it caught my attention.  Did you know that selling fake food was a multi-billion dollar business?   Dairy products are notorious as well as meat, spices and liquids like syrup and fruit juices.

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Tags: Consumer Product Safety · Food & Travel Safety · Food Allergies · Food Labeling · Food Safety

Is it me or doesn’t everyone want to know where their food comes from?  More and more I find myself wondering about this – especially at the grocery store.

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Tags: Food & Travel Safety · Food Allergies · Food Labeling · Food Safety · Travel Advice · Travel Safety

Struck by lightening in Rio de Janeiro, the Christ the Redeemer statue needs fixing.

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Tags: Brazil · Travel Destinations · World Cities

Medical tourism is rising throughout the world.  You can have a knee operation done and spend the rest of the day on the beach.

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Tags: Medical tourism · Travel Advice · Travel Destinations · World Cities