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Just FYI...anyone else have that problem... cannot be in the same room or smell range as something baking or a baking aisle in a grocery store because I start wheezing and getting a closed throat!

I definitely have something similar to the breathing issue. Best I can figure, it's "an allergic reaction confined to the digestive system" when I inhale food particles in the air...if it's something I'm really sensitive to. (I basically googled my butt off to try and find that out, LOL). Basically, if it hits the mucus membranes of the lips, tongue, or throat, it goes bad.

I don't have the contact allergy issue, however.

But...if your breathing issue is caused by the same thing as mine, and not by it simply touching your skin? If you wear a face mask, that pretty much takes care of it! I get one of those little dentist-like ones - at a pharmacy or on-line - and if I wear it when I go into places with food, it has kept my throat from swelling up. The mask just has to be heavy enough to keep the food particle from getting through. (Don't get those molded ones though, that look like half a sphere? They tend to have formaldehyde and can cause an allergic reaction, bleh.)

I've also simply folded a silk or cotton scarf in half and tied it over my mouth and nose, and that has worked most of the time, too.

I admit, I feel a little ridiculous sometimes, but it's become a necessity. I figure I just need markers now to write on the front of my masks. Maybe color them black and write 'ninja shopper' on the front. Anything to make it a little more fun and less frustrating. :-)

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Either dextrin bothers "some" people or I am also lactose intolerant because M & M 's bother me every single time...

I am also irritated by "carmel color" such as that in some of the root beer's (barqs), dry roasted peanuts, maltodextrin in spices and many of the "gluten free" marked instant rice noodle soups.

I just ate some m&m's and i am suffering!!! ugh!

Just FYI...anyone else have that problem? I also break out in hives from touching any wheat/rye/barley/oats (products) and cannot be in the same room or smell range as something baking or a baking aisle in a grocery store because I start wheezing and getting a closed throat!

I have dermatitis herptaformairs too so I guess you could say I'm pretty easily irritated.

First off, I agree that you should see an allergist about your reactions. Such quick reacting allergies are nothing to mess around with. My son has to take an epi-pen whenever we leave the house due to nut allergies.

Secondly, I find it interesting about your suffering from M&M's. Yesterday, I felt so yucky. I even posted on here about a brand of frozen potatoes, wondering if that was the problem. Maybe this dextrin thing deserves more looking into, since I also had M&M's yesterday. Thanks for mentioning it! You never know when you are helping someone else reading your post!

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Since M&M's started making the ones with pretzels, some bags of regular M&M's have been contaminated. I used to be able to eat M&M's but it's a gamble. The bag may be fine or it may not. I called the company and they told me that many of their plants have been cross contaminated with the new ones with pretzels. They started making them last 8/10 and it was in October that I started to get sick from them. Be careful and don't buy any holiday ones because they are made at their overflow plants. They stated that these plants are definitely contaminated.

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I called the company and they told me that many of their plants have been cross contaminated with the new ones with pretzels. They started making them last 8/10 and it was in October that I started to get sick from them. Be careful and don't buy any holiday ones because they are made at their overflow plants. They stated that these plants are definitely contaminated.

I don't know who "THEY" are, but I have never found a company who would respond in the way you have indicated.

If a company adds one of the eight main allergens, lines are washed thoroughly between continued processing. And most would list a disclosure regarding shared lines.

Mars is one of the good companies. I have confidence in their labeling policy and manufacturing procedures.

...nor would it stop me from an occasional sweet from M&M's.

http://www.mms.com/us/legal/allergen.html

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Since M&M's started making the ones with pretzels, some bags of regular M&M's have been contaminated. I used to be able to eat M&M's but it's a gamble. The bag may be fine or it may not. I called the company and they told me that many of their plants have been cross contaminated with the new ones with pretzels. They started making them last 8/10 and it was in October that I started to get sick from them. Be careful and don't buy any holiday ones because they are made at their overflow plants. They stated that these plants are definitely contaminated.

Doubtful that a company would go out and directly state that. Mars is a good brand, that does lots of cleaning and checks on their lines.

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I used to eat the Dark chocolate M&M's all the time. They were so good. Then not long after the intro of the pretzel variety I got what had to be a contaminated bag.

Bad move by Mars. M&M's can not be trusted now.

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