Health Tip: Watch for Food Allergies

(HealthDay News) -- Food allergies can make holiday parties worrisome, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself.

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology recommends that you:

  • Always ask about the ingredients of a dish before you taste it.
  • Know that food may be cross-contaminated if prepared near other foods.
  • Don't eat foods that you're not sure are safe.
  • Bring a few safe snacks.
  • Keep an epi-pen on hand.
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