People dealing with food allergies can get a little help from the web. Check out these high tech resources:
Allergic To It is a site for people to share with one another. Anyone can go on the site and enter their favorite food allergy safe foods. The entire community can then vote on foods, giving products a "Confidence Counter", which translates into how confident you can be in that product.
My Food Facts is an iPhone app that allows you to scan the bar code of any food item to find out if you may be allergic to it. Sure beats squinting at labels in a poorly lit grocery store!
Eating out with food allergies can be fraught with confusion and fear. Check out these two sites before you make a reservation:
Allerdine is a food allergy restaurant guide giving information about the food allergy friendliness of various restaurants. Set up a free profile to share your experiences and to receive e-mail offers from restaurants and their partners.
Allergyeats has over 600,000 restaurants in its database. Based on peer rating and feedback, AllergyEats help food allergic diners make informed choices about where to eat out. The site is currently offering a gift card contest. Check out their Facebook page to learn how you can win.