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How to Test Food For Nuts

This Genius Allergy Tester Can Tell If Nuts Are Hiding in Your Kid's Food

How to Test Food For Nuts

If you've ever had an allergic reaction to food, you know how frustrating — and depending on the severity of the reaction, how frightening — it can be. For parents of children with allergies, this fear only doubles.

It's estimated that one in 13 children in the United States have food allergies, so for caretakers, that translates to tons of work when it comes to food preparation, especially if someone is allergic to peanuts. Wiping down surfaces that might have come into contact with peanuts is just one of the many safety precautions that parents take. But now there's an easy-to-use device that can help you even more.

Announced today, Nima, a science-driven company trying to reduce the anxiety associated with food safety and allergies, has released a Peanut Sensor. It's exactly what it sounds like: a quick and reliable device that tests for the presence of the peanut proteins in food. It's especially handy for dining out or when your child is eating something that you haven't prepared yourself.

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