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Eat, Drink, Be Merry - Allergy Free!

Eating can get a little tricky during the holidays if you have food allergies. How many times have you asked, "Are there peanuts in this fudge?" or "Is this gluten free?"

So what do you do if you or your guests have food allergies ?

The Bay Area Allergy Advisory board put together some tips to make sure food allergies don't send you to the ER this holiday season.

— First, keep food labels around. That way guests can double check ingredients in anything home made.

—Look for a natural turkey. Pre–basted turkeys can contain soy, wheat and dairy, some common allergens.

— Don't cross contaminate. Experts say it's important to keep utensils and surfaces clean.

—Finally, color code bowls or utensils to let people know what they can't eat.

Just make sure to tell them what the colors mean!

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