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02 November 2009

Open Cartons of Tree Nuts at the Supermarket

Every fall, the local supermarket puts out these open cartons of tree nuts. Anyone else find that unsettling? How common are airborne tree nut reactions? My son is allergic to peanuts not tree nuts, but if he were allergic to tree nuts, going to the supermarket during this season would be nerve-wracking for me and traumatic for him. (A couple of years ago, we had to work our way up to being able to walk calmly past peanut butter jars and bags of peanuts, the memory of his big reaction was so vivid in his then 3 - 4 year old memory. Open bins of peanuts would be downright scary!)

1 comment:

I'm Just a Girl said...

This is the time of year when I stop taking my son (who is severely allergic to tree nuts) grocery shopping with me. Although he begs to go and is often disappointed when I leave him behind...he understands that it's just not worth the risk. It's so nerve racking...why can't they package up the tree nuts? Is it really necessary to have huge bins of them in the store?