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    Default Cake Mixes & Toxins- **PLEASE READ**

    I got sent this e-mail today and thought that I should share it for everyone:

    This is confirmed on Snopes snopes.com: Pancake Mix and Allergic Reaction

    A student at HBHS (high school) had pancakes this week and it almost became fatal. His Mom (registered nurse) made him pancakes, dropped him off at school and headed to play tennis. She never takes her cell phone on the court but did this time and her son called to say he was having trouble breathing. She told him to go to the nurse immediately and proceeded to call school and alert the nurse. The nurse called the paramedics and they were there in 3 minutes and worked on the boy all the way to the hospital. He came so close to dying. Evidently this is more common then I ever knew. Check the expiration dates on packages like pancakes and cake mixes that have yeast which over time develop spores. Apparently, the mold that forms in old mixes can be toxic! Throw away ALL OUTDATED pancake mix, brownie mixes, Bisquick, cake & cookie mixes, etc., you have in your home.

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    Thanks so much for the heads up! I know we have some pancake mix around here thats pretty old.. Now I will be sure the check the expiry date
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    Everyone concerned about this needs to read the WHOLE article on Snopes. There is nothing in pancake mix or cake mix that makes them dangerous. Any food can become contaminated with mold spores. The mold is dangerous ONLY to people who have allergic reactions to mold, and is extremely rare.

    The best advice goes for all food....if in doubt throw it out.


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    I love that PancakeMom answered this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoo View Post
    I love that PancakeMom answered this.
    HAHAHAHAHA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoo View Post
    I love that PancakeMom answered this.

    yes it is pretty perfect isn't it

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    Don't be dissin' the pancakes yo!!! Me and 'the girls' take it personally. I've been out of the box and on a shelf way past my expiry date but do not currently have any fungus, and am mostly hypo-allergenic!


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    Poor kid! Thanks for the heads up. I think it is pertinent to check expiration dates on all food and ditch the old stuff.

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    wow I can't imagine how my parents have survived all these years, I swear everything in their cupboards has been there since i left home 17 years ago! egad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PancakeMom View Post
    Don't be dissin' the pancakes yo!!! Me and 'the girls' take it personally. I've been out of the box and on a shelf way past my expiry date but do not currently have any fungus, and am mostly hypo-allergenic!
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    Yeast? In pancake mix? When I make pancake mix at home (which is super-easy, BTW), there's no yeast in it -- just baking powder and baking soda.
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    Interesting story I have heard it before, I just checked my box of pancake mix and there is no expiry date, I also don't see yeast in the ingredients list. **shrugs** don't know what to think

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    Quote Originally Posted by PancakeMom View Post
    Everyone concerned about this needs to read the WHOLE article on Snopes. There is nothing in pancake mix or cake mix that makes them dangerous. Any food can become contaminated with mold spores. The mold is dangerous ONLY to people who have allergic reactions to mold, and is extremely rare.

    The best advice goes for all food....if in doubt throw it out.
    Not that rare, seeing as both my husband and I are allergic to mould. According to our allergist it is a more common allergy than you want to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2boysmom View Post
    Not that rare, seeing as both my husband and I are allergic to mould. According to our allergist it is a more common allergy than you want to believe.
    Yeah I typed that pretty quickly and I should clear it up. Having an allergy to mold is not rare, having an allergy that is severe enough to cause anaphylaxis to ingesting any mold is rare. Or so I have been told...but then I've heard and read many questionable things

    Also...yes only currently am i fungus free. You never know when a new crop might be popping up between the old toes. Don't even get me started on yeast!!!


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