Our Commitment & Approach To Safety | Ready, Set, Food!
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Our Commitment and
Approach to Safety

We created Ready, Set, Food! for our children, and that’s why we always have and always will take the safety of our product so seriously. As parents and physicians, we understand first hand that deciding what and how to feed your child takes a lot of time, thought, and research. That’s why we’ve made safety the highest priority in every aspect of our business: from formulation to production, education to purchase, and the start of Stage 1 to the completion of Stage 2.

These are our safety principles, demonstrating how we’re committed to making early allergen introduction with Ready, Set, Food! as safe as possible for your baby:

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Backed by Science

Our evidence-based dosing uses the exact protein amounts studied in the landmark clinical trials on early and sustained allergen exposure, none of which documented any severe allergic reactions.

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Quality In Manufacturing

Ready, Set, Food! goes through vigorous product testing to comply with the most stringent manufacturing practices, and both our production and testing are conducted in FDA-compliant facilities. In addition, each daily maintenance packet of Ready, Set, Food! contains the highest quality peanut, egg, and milk powders. Foil-lined packets and our unique production process minimizes any risk of cross-contamination.

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100% Transparent

There’s no secret or proprietary formulas here. Our three ingredients are only organic, non-GMO peanuts, egg, and milk -- nothing else. We’ll always tell you exactly how much of each allergen is in each packet, when new allergens are introduced, and never hide what goes into our product.

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Start Early With Bottle Introduction

Our patent-pending bottle introduction method allows families to start at the earliest recommended age, as it is now proven that starting as early as 4 months is the safest time to introduce allergenic foods.

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One Food At A Time

Our sequential approach allows families to introduce one allergen at a time over several days in our Stage 1 introduction, which follows medical recommendations from the AAP and CDC.

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Guided, Gradual Exposure

Our stepwise system starts with an ultra-low dose of each allergen before slowly increasing to the maintenance amount used in the clinical studies. As a result, the initial allergen exposures are much gentler than what families typically feed their infants, equivalent to less than 1 teaspoon of yogurt or cow’s milk, 1/8th teaspoon of peanut butter, and 1/250th of a cooked egg.

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Our Ongoing Commitment

We’ll always strive to empower our parents with continuing education, post-purchase guidance and the latest research to make the best, informed decisions for your family. We pride ourselves on being another trusted, available resource outside of your child’s pediatrician on things like the difference between an intolerance and allergy, what is or is not a reaction, what it could look like, and when it could happen.

The safest time to introduce allergenic foods is as early as 4 months.

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The Science of Safely Introducing Allergens

In the three groundbreaking clinical studies demonstrating the efficacy of early allergen introduction in infants (LEAP, EAT, PETIT), there were no cases of severe allergic reactions in over 2,000 infant participants between the ages of 4 - 11 months of age.

Furthermore, according to a recent study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, infants experience significantly fewer severe reactions compared with older children, and that in turn, all infants can benefit from the early introduction of allergenic foods into their diet.

"We found that infants, unlike older children, have a low-severity food-induced anaphylaxis, which should come as reassuring news to parents who are about to introduce their baby to potentially allergenic foods like peanuts," says lead author Waheeda Samady, MD, from Lurie Children's, who also is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Safety Testimonials from Parents

Dad

“Nothing is as pure and simple“

“This is the one and only early allergen product to use! It is simple (one packet, once a day), gradual (allergens introduced one at a time and increased slowly over time), safe (follows established NIH and American Association of Pediatrics guidelines), and affordable (about a dollar a day to protect your loved one).

The problem with other products is that they introduce the allergens too late or they put it in another food - how many times has your infant finished an entire meal, which would leave some of the allergen dose behind - or they do not follow guidelines and/or incorporate sugars and other non-beneficial ingredients.

Search no more. We loved our experience with Ready, Set, Food! and have turned many friends into happy customers too!”

- Michael Ross
Mom

“Staff is very supportive“

"I highly recommend using Ready, Set, Food for early food introduction. My 4 year old is severely allergic to peanuts and eggs (outgrew dairy) so this was the perfect product for us with our second child. We started using this at 4 months and he is now 9 months and doing great. Also the staff is very supportive and prompt at answering any questions. We will definitely use again should we have any more children in the future."

- Gina Rogutich
Mom

“Really appreciated the clarity of the labeling“

“My baby's pediatrician said it was okay for her to start solids at 4 months, and I knew how important early allergy introduction was, but that baby was just not ready to eat! She's a late bloomer who is just now starting to accept solids at 7 months. I was so grateful to find a product that can be mixed with milk instead of having to wait until the baby could eat solid foods and potentially miss the window to prevent allergies.

I also really appreciated the clarity of the labeling and the step-by-step allergen introduction it lays out. If a kid does have a reaction to a new food, it's so important to be able to let the ER know what it was. I found this product to be a lot clearer than some others I looked at, and it introduces things one at a time instead of a bunch of ingredients all at once.”

- Kelly Markowitz
Mom

“The safest way for me to learn my son had an egg allergy“

“My son was 5 months, 2 weeks old and on day 5 of the intro pack, he had a very immediate allergic reaction. While this was really scary as a parent, it was actually the safest way for me to learn my son had an egg allergy. Ready, Set, Food! shares when and how much of each allergen is introduced, which allowed me to have all the info I needed for my son’s doctor when I took him in to get checked out. Learning that he had only had the equivalent of 1/250th of an egg made me grateful for their slow introduction, instead of him having a full bite of eggs if I did this myself at home. This feels like the weirdest endorsement, knowing I tried a product that caused an allergic reaction in my son, but there’s no safer, gentler way to learn your baby has a food allergy then giving Ready, Set, Food! a shot.”

- Jamie Bunyan

Safety FAQs

Do I need to consult my pediatrician before starting Ready, Set, Food!?

Based on the latest guidelines from the AAP, early allergen introduction is recommended for all babies with no need for prior screening from or consultation with a physician -- with the exception of babies with severe eczema. It is recommended that parents, specifically of infants with severe eczema, consult with their pediatrician first before starting early allergen introduction.

What are common symptoms of an allergic reaction?

In babies and young children, hives and vomiting are the most common symptoms of a food allergic reaction. Other mild to moderate symptoms include swelling of the face, lips, and eyes. Symptoms of an allergic reaction usually occur seconds to minutes after someone eats a food that they are allergic to, and almost always occur within 2 hours.

What does a severe allergic reaction look like?

When the symptoms of a food allergic reaction are severe, and involve more than one organ system, the reaction is classified as anaphylaxis. And anaphylaxis can be life-threatening.

Symptoms of a severe food allergic reaction can include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Noisy breathing
  • Swelling of the tongue
  • Swelling or tightness of the throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Wheezing
  • Persistent coughing
  • Change in voice or cry/difficulty vocalizing
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting /collapse
  • Pale appearance
  • Feeling floppy (infants and young children only)