Alumnus Launches Allergen-​​free Snack Startup

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Shortly after they started dating in 2010, Robert Dalton and his wife Nicole had a dinner to remember. What began as a romantic meal for two ended in a trip to the emer­gency room after Dalton’s meal was cross-​​contaminated with nuts. He is deathly allergic to peanuts and tree nuts and went into ana­phy­lactic shock.

Dalton, a 2007 grad­uate of North­eastern with a bachelor’s degree in his­tory, would be OK fol­lowing the scare. But the expe­ri­ence started a con­ver­sa­tion between he and Nicole about what kinds of foods were avail­able to people with allergies.

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Originally appeared in News@Northeastern on October 1, 2013