Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Food Allergy Diagnosis Guidelines Created

Posted By on Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 7:00 AM

There sure are a lot of new food rules lately. The newest report comes from the Wall Street Journal: The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases has finally issued clinical guidelines for diagnosing and treating food allergies. The guidelines will hopefully eliminate the hoard of allergy misdiagnoses.

Even if you're not allergic to mollusks, it's going to hurt if one of them spews hot garlic butter on you. The Marin Independent Journal reports that escargot sales have skyrocketed after a lawsuit regarding exploding snails. Seafood Peddler in San Rafael, California doubled their usual escargot sales last weekend. Days before, Chadwick St.-OHarra and Steve Righetti testified in small claims court that they were injured and soiled by escargot that jumped 2-3 inches after being stuck with cocktail forks during a June dinner.

And the next food-related lawsuit will be against Australian fast-food companies emailing coupons for free meals to kids under age 12. According to the Daily Telegraph Australian chains Happy Jack and Taco Bill have both started online "kids clubs" for direct marketing to kids. Groups including he Obesity Policy Coalition, World Health Organization, and Diabetes Australia have filed a complaint with the government to outlaw such marketing.

Here's to Mr. Food and an oh so good 30th anniversary. Fox News questions why the local news 90-second foodie isn't more popular with the hep-cat foodies

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