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Hi everyone,

Does anyone have trouble with just certain flavours of extracts?

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Does anyone have trouble with just certain flavours of extracts?
I seem to react to club house vanilla extract. It is a large container and Club House warns that there is a higher risk of cross contamination in their larger sized containers. I don't react to the smaller sized containers made by Mc Cormick and they have the same warning about their products as Club House. I am considering making my own home made vanilla extract to avoid this contamination problem.

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Be careful if you choose to make your own. My ex used to work in a vanilla plant and they made vanilla extract. His 2nd day there he broke out in a horrible rash and got very sick. He went to the doctor and they told him that it was VERY common to develop a vanilla allergy if you come in contact with raw vanilla beans. He can no longer eat anything with a strong vanilla flavoring and sometimes develops an itchy rash when just around a bakery. I've never heard of this before, and the doctor he went to was a new one since it was a workman's comp issue, so I don't know how reliable his doctor was. Still, I would use extra precaution if you choose to make your own. I don't know that I'd want to risk never eating vanilla again... Yummy! Not eating gluten is bad enough...

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Wow Guhlia--Thanks for letting us know what happened to your husband. I thing I'll stick to the small bottles of McCormick because I also love vanilla too much to have to give up. :)

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I don't know about extracts but recently while in Kauai, we ate a lot of papaya and other fruit and I got a really severe rash over my legs and arms and had to discontinue. Enzymes in certain foods will cause problems. Bead lady.

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