AllerNote products are food allergy warning alerts designed to provide food service workers with a heightened awareness of the seriousness of your allergy- affording you peace of mind so you can enjoy eating away from home. Two types of AllerNote products are available: AllerNote notes and AllerNote Labels. Those that address wheat allergy issues read “No Wheat”. We used “Wheat” because waitstaff may not be familiar with the term “Gluten”. The act of handing over an AllerNote will go one step further in assuring that your explanation will be “taken in hand” and acted upon rather than being ignored. We’ve found them to be very effective.
AllerNote notes are transferable sticky notes that can be attached, removed and attached again without leaving any residue. They are designed to be given to your server as you explain your allergy issue. The AllerNote is an added reminder to your server and other food service workers of your food preparation needs and health concerns. There are 50 AllerNote notes in each matchbook type pad.
AllerNote Labels are semi-permanent, self-adhesive labels that are not easily removed; they are designed for lunch-boxes, notebooks, laptop covers, tumblers and anywhere else where it would be appropriate to draw attention to your allergy issue.
100 AllerNote notes- 2 Pads, 50 Sheets per Pad. Dimensions 1" wide X 2-1/4" long. Food allergy warning repositionable sticky notes that can be attached, removed and attached again without leaving any residue.
12 AllerNote Labels- 3 Sheets, 4 Labels per Sheet. Label Dimensions 1-1/2" wide X 2" long. Food allergy warning semi-permanent, self-adhesive labels that are not easily removed.
100 AllerNote notes 2 Pads, 50 Sheets per Pad. Dimensions 1" wide X 2-1/4" long. Plus 8 AllerNote Labels- 2 Sheets, 4 Labels per Sheet. Label Dimensions 1-1/2" wide X 2" long.
Wheat allergies are overreactions of the body’s immune system to proteins found in wheat. It is commonly an allergy to one of many proteins found in wheat, but they are generally categorized together under a ‘wheat allergy’. Gluten intolerance, which is more common, differs from an allergy in that it is a problem digesting gluten rather than a response of the immune system. Like most food allergies, it develops early in childhood, but is among the allergies that tend to disappear as a child gets older; however, this is not the case for everyone. Reactions can include rashes, hives, headaches, diarrhea, or even the most severe allergic reaction - anaphylaxis, which can result in death if not given immediate medical attention. Alerting restaurant staff of your allergy with AllerNote notes (in addition to providing a full explanation of your allergy issue) can help them to focus on the fact that you must avoid the use of wheat in your meal. We chose to use the word “Wheat” rather than “Gluten” for this AllerNote for a very simple reason; in a restaurant the chances are that you are communicating with someone without a medical background… possibly without any familiarity with allergy issues. “Gluten”, while expressive, is not as commonly perceived as “Wheat”. Again, you must fully explain your allergy issue. If you have an intolerance to Gluten that requires some other explanation, you may consider using our Generic ‘write-on’ AllerNote. In either case the act of handing over an AllerNote will go one step further in assuring that your explanation will be “taken in hand” and acted upon rather than being ignored.
AllerNotes/Out With Allergies LLC endorses the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services/Rutgers University's "Ask Before You Eat" program.
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