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!

Traveling over a long period of time? (lucky you)  Check out this article from the NY times for things to bring, to do and to remember. 

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Tags: Food & Travel Safety · Medical tourism · Tourism · Travel Advice · Travel Destinations · World Cities

Anyone who has the opportunity to travel to Italy needs to go to Rome and in particular to the Pantheon and Vatican City.  Yes there’s the Colosseum and other fabulous ancient sites and museums to visit but for me these two destinations were unexpectedly off the charts

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Tags: Italy · Tourism · Travel Advice · Travel Destinations · Vacationing · World Cities

New EU regulations for consumer food information influences Rome hotel restaurant menu by adding little food allergy icons.

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This morning I was reading the news online and an article about kitchen sponges carrying bacteria caught my attention.  Are food allergens in your kitchen sponge?

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Tags: Allergies · Consumer Product Safety · Food Allergies · Kitchen Safety

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

50 years ago this year 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

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