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What are some effective school food allergy management strategies?   7/1/2008   Episode 12: What are some effective school food allergy management strategies? Host: What are some effective school food allergy management strategies? Bob Gravani: I think in today's world when we look at the number of children who have severe life threatening food allergies, many school systems have a plan in place that will acknowledge that somebody's allergies are more common than they use to be and h... view more on monkeysee.com
 
Who should I talk to and what should I tell them about my food allergy to make sure my needs are add   7/1/2008   Episode 11: Who should I talk to and what should I tell them about my food allergy to make sure my needs are add Bob Gravani: Hi, I am Bob Gravani. I am a professor of food science at Cornell University. My area of interest is food safety and I have been working in that area most of my professional career. view more on monkeysee.com
 
Besides checking the ingredients, is there anything else I should ask or warn my waiter about?   7/1/2008   Episode 10: Besides checking the ingredients, is there anything else I should ask or warn my waiter about? Host: Besides checking the ingredients is there anything else I should ask or warn my waiter about?Bob Gravani: In many restaurants waiters and wait staff as well as managers and owners and chefs really want to be aware that a food allergic consumer is dining in the establishment, because they can work with that individual to as... view more on monkeysee.com
 
Do restaurants understand and avoid cross contact?   7/1/2008   Episode 9: Do restaurants understand and avoid cross contact? Host: Do restaurants understand and avoid cross contact?Bob Gravani: Well there are about 12 million American that have food allergies today and certainly the restaurant industry, the food service industry in general, is becoming more and more aware of the need to prevent cross contact between food allergens and non food allerge... view more on monkeysee.com
 
If the restaurant can’t provide 100% proof that a meal is free of the allergen, should I eat it?   7/1/2008   Episode 8: If the restaurant can’t provide 100% proof that a meal is free of the allergen, should I eat it? Host: If the restaurant can't provide a 100% proof that the meal free of th allergen, should I eat it?Bob Gravani: Well as a severely food allergic consumer you really want to reduce your risk of eating a food that might contain an offending allergen and I would suggest that if the consumer does not feel a level of trust, does n... view more on monkeysee.com
 
What are some tips for allergen-free grocery shopping?   7/1/2008   Episode 7: What are some tips for allergen-free grocery shopping? Bob Gravani: Hi my name is Bob Gravani and I am a professor of Food Science in Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. My area of interest is food safety and recently we have conducted a survey of severely food allergic consumers to find out how they manage their food allergies. Today we're going to talk about food preparation s... view more on monkeysee.com
 
How do I find allergens on the food label?   7/1/2008   Episode 6: How do I find allergens on the food label? Host: How do I find allergens on the food label?Bob Gravani: Looking for allergens on food labels is very, very easy. A person can pick up a product, look at the ingredient label and find very quickly the plain English labeling of specific food allergens that are in that product and that's very important to people who are search... view more on monkeysee.com
 
What is the food allergen labeling law?   7/1/2008   Episode 5: What is the food allergen labeling law? Host: What is the Food Allergen Labeling Law?Bob Gravani: Well, the Food Allergen Labeling Law is called the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, we call it FALCPA. It is really a law that went into effect January 1st, 2006 and it mandates plain English labeling of the "Big 8" food allergens on food products. Befo... view more on monkeysee.com
 
If the statement on the label says a food “may contain” an allergen, or was “manufactured on shared   7/1/2008   Episode 4: If the statement on the label says a food “may contain” an allergen, or was “manufactured on shared Host: If the statement on the label says, a food may contain an allergen or was manufactured on shared equipment with other allergen containing food, is it safe to eat?Bob Gravani: Well, because of this new Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act many companies have put these designations on their label to make sure t... view more on monkeysee.com
 
What is cross contact?   7/1/2008   Episode 3: What is cross contact? Host: What is cross contact?Bob Gravani: Well cross contact is a situation where a food processing plant might be involved in making a product that contains an allergen and one that does not and they have to be scrupulously aware of keeping those products separate. Let me give you a couple of examples, if a company makes an egg ... view more on monkeysee.com
 
Should I use separate cooking utensils and cookware for allergy-free dishes?   7/1/2008   Episode 2: Should I use separate cooking utensils and cookware for allergy-free dishes? Host: Should I use separate cooking utensils and cookware for allergy free dishes?Bob Gravani: Well for severely food allergic consumers segregating equipment is very very important. In people's homes, certainly they probably don't even want the offending food allergen present in their homes because just the presence might accid... view more on monkeysee.com
 
Should I fry allergen and non-allergen foods in the same cooking oil?   7/1/2008   Episode 1: Should I fry allergen and non-allergen foods in the same cooking oil? Host: Should I fry allergen and non allergen foods in the same cooking oil?Bob Gravani: Well when it comes to cooking oil, if a product is -- an allergen is cooked in the cooking oil and then a non allergen product is followed in it, there could be some carry over and there is a very specific example that occurred in the food se... view more on monkeysee.com
 
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