(HealthDay News) -- Food allergies can make holiday parties worrisome, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology recommends that you:
- Always ask about the ingredients of a dish before you taste it.
- Know that food may be cross-contaminated if prepared near other foods.
- Don't eat foods that you're not sure are safe.
- Bring a few safe snacks.
- Keep an epi-pen on hand.
-- Diana Kohnle
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