September 7, 2008 |
Hershey Co. is recalling 7.25-ounce plastic bottles of Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping because the ice cream topping contains undeclared almonds, which could cause a severe or life-threatening reaction in people who have allergies to almonds. The Hershey, Pa., company has received three consumer complaints, spokesman Kirk Saville said. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries. The recalled product, which has the code "69N" printed on the back of the bottle, was sold nationwide after July 8 this year.
January 14, 2007
IN Jane Engle's article "From Soap to Nuts" [Travel Insider, Jan. 7], she went into extensive detail about the problem with nut allergies, all of which are true. However, never once did she mention another common and very difficult-to-deal-with allergy, and that is allergy to eggs. So many things contain egg: mayonnaise, salad dressings, some breads, almost all cookies and muffins, some pastas, frying batter etc. Hopefully, you will play catch up and address that subject. ALICE N. BESSMAN Los Angeles
June 9, 1999
I was pleased to see several recipes in recent weeks highlighting fava beans and their many uses. However, I was surprised to see them printed without any warning about the potential dangers of fava beans to those carrying the gene for favism, an extreme allergy to favas. Favism is most common among Mediterranean populations, especially those from the islands of Sicily, Sardinia, Crete and Rhodes. The allergy can cause a host of symptoms, from hives and sneezing in mild cases to death from the explosion of hemoglobin (a blood component)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1990
Re articles on Dr. George R. Borrell (Jan. 4 and 6): About 10 years ago, after many years of misery with frequent colds and flu, blocked nose, having to sit up all night, I went to a qualified MD allergist. I was given the 200-plus skin test injections, was told that I was allergic to practically everything in the air and put on a twice-a-week allergy injection program. After some months with no improvement, I was informed that the only solution was to have an operation, in fact two operations, one for each side of my face (sinuses)
November 24, 1991
Good Lord! Don't you read Harry Shearer? One week after he provides insight into the horrors of perfume ("Making a Stink," Oct. 13), I get hit with a surprise allergy attack and the weapon is none other than a fragranced page in The Times itself. I'm only amazed that you didn't put the stinky stuff on the page facing "Man Bites Town." EVAN C. HENRY Costa Mesa
February 29, 2004
Regarding "Ask About Hotel Rules for Fido" [Letters, Feb. 15]: I share my life with a German shepherd who accompanies me wherever she is allowed. If a hotel is involved, its pet policy dictates my choice. I certainly understand allergy concerns, and if you have an allergy to animals, you have the added responsibility to make sure you don't come into contact with them -- much as one with a food allergy must exercise care eating in a restaurant. This surely doesn't mean others in the restaurant can't have what you are allergic to. Dogs are essential to the health and well being of many people, and, as such, they and their human companions deserve equal and fair treatment.