It’s hard enough for those who have multiple food allergies to find products that are safe for them to eat, but with many grocery shelves now empty, the challenge is even greater. Read here about many families who are struggling to find the foods they know are safe due to the hoarding and stocking up by others. Please keep your fellow allergy sufferers in mind and only buy what you need. Food manufacturers are trying to keep up with the demand, and you may be able to buy directly from them if the need arises.
As the coronavirus spreads and locked-down communities stock up, products needed by allergy sufferers are increasingly hard to come by.
By Eric Athas
April 7, 2020
Like many Americans these days, Lisa M. Delmont is kept up at night by worry. But for Ms. Delmont, it’s the empty grocery store shelves that bring on dread.
Her 2-year-old son, Benjamin, is severely allergic to milk, eggs, cashews, pistachios and bananas, so she has to be judicious about the items she brings home. Exposure to the wrong food could send Benjamin into anaphylactic shock, something that has happened three times since he was born.