Just after a bit of advice... My DS is 2yo has diagnosed egg, nut, dust, shellfish and berries.
The allergy specialist has said that DS can have foods containing traces of, he can also have cakes as long as no more than 2 eggs. This is to build up the tolerance.
He does have an anaphylaxis plan & epi pen (thankfully never had to use). His main reaction is hives & rash. Zyrtec normally does the trick.
DS goes to child care and will not give him any foods which contains traces of until they receive a signed letter for specialist (who's is in the city and costs me $400 per visit is the only reason I haven't gotten the letter yet).
There was a situation at child care the other when I was picking up. It was late afternoon snack which was milk arrowroot biscuits, my DS was give a plain rice cracker which he didn't want, the staff asked if he could have "traces of" I said he could,they still wouldn't give him a biscuit ok fair enough.
So I was going to have a conversation with them as my understanding of "traces of" is that there is a slight chance of the allergen to be in the product as it is made in a factory or with the same machinery as the product with the allergen.
so do I have a right to ask child care what is the difference with the biscuit to the kitchen at the centre? So for example day 1 they have quiche - egg based so DS cannot have then day 2 they have lasagne made in the same pan as day 1? So would that not have traces of the allergen.
TIA and sorry for long winded post