Death by adrenaline auto-injector – are they safe?

People often ask me, are adrenaline injectors dangerous? “If I use one on my child and they weren’t having a servere reaction, could it cause them any harm?” Is it safe to use an expired EpiPen, Jext of Emerade adrenaline injector? Could using two auto-injectors ever cause an overdose of adrenaline? These are all common […]

Dairy free wine from Villa Noria – tested!

Ever wondered just where you are supposed to find dairy and egg free wine with low sulphite levels? The sulphite levels are never declared on labels and it’s virtually impossible to get in contact with wine makers to check. Well Uva wines can do just that, check out their Villa Noria range of dairy and egg free wine with very low sulphite levels too…

Wine that contains milk / dairy – a list of producers

We all know that wine producers should now be labelling their wine to show any added milk, egg and sulphites but how many actually are? How easy is it to find guaranteed freefrom wine in the shops? Here is my small but hopefully growing list. Please help me!

Should a dairy allergic drink wine containing milk?

Have you ever seen a warning on a wine label saying that it contains milk? I’ve heard that some wines can but rarely actually seen it listed . Recently I consumed half a bottle of wine containing potassium caseinate (from milk) by mistake, so what happened?

Lactic bacteria in wine – what does this mean?

Having recently noticed ‘lactic bacteria’ on a wine label after a nasty skin reaction I decided to look into wine allergen labelling in more details. It seems wine producers are seeking an exemtion from having to declare allergens. What do you think?

Coriander beer? Nut beer? Brewers! Leave our beer alone!

Did you know that beer could contain coriander, orange and even eggs, dairy, nuts and almonds in some cases. We all know beer contains yeast and gluten, but watch out for these other allergens!

Wine labelling – can you get sulphite free wine?

Most wine contains some sulphites, and when you examine any wine bottle label you’ll see it clearly indicated; contains Sulphites! So I wondered whether you can get low sulphite or sulphite free wine…

Wine! What’s really in it? Can you be allergic to wine?

Would you be suprised to find that your wine might contain fish, egg whites or even dairy? Read more to find out about the hidden nasties in our wine…