Last year, one mom decided to paint a pumpkin teal blue to say that her house would be a safe house for kids with food allergies to trick or treat. It went viral, and this display is from a Hy-Vee in Illinois for this year.
The image on the left is from Safeway this year, a sign most likely developed by the Tootsie Roll company.
Food allergies are real and escalating. A growing number of Americans, not just children, are impacted.
Thankfully, grocery stores understand.
From 1997-2007, the CDC reported a 265% increase in the rates of hospitalizations related to food allergic reactions. The rate of the peanut allergy quadrupled from 1997-2010.
Are we allergic to food or to what’s been done to it?
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In memory of Emily, Gio, Sara and so many others who have lost their lives to a food allergic reaction.