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Join the 8th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Food Allergy Walk and Expo

Come and see new products and services that can make your home healthier for you and your family members dealing with asthma and seasonal allergies. Learn about the Certified asthma & allergy friendly® mark to find out what it really means and how it may benefit your family. When: Saturday, September 17th Registration opens at 8:30 am (Save time and pre-register!) Walk and Fundraiser 9:00 am - 11:30 am Where: Plymouth Meeting Mall 500 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 Cost:...

PBS KIDS Continues to Teach Kids About Food Allergies

With so many other TV networks airing shows that display poor awareness of food allergies, we want to highlight a network that is doing a great job of supporting the food allergy community. If your preschooler is a fan of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, we have some big news. The animated tiger develops a food allergy on the upcoming season of the PBS KIDS’ popular series. Daniel learns he is allergic to peaches the very first time he tries them in “Daniel’s Allergy.” His dad and Doctor Anna...

Milk Allergy Alert - WFSP Foods, LLC Recalls Pork and Chicken Sausage Products

WFSP Foods, LLC Recalls Pork and Chicken Sausage Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Release: 075-2016 Health Risk: High Date: August, 26, 2016 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Maria Machuca (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2016 – WFSP Foods LLC, a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 18,672 pounds of pork and chicken sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food...

Skyrocketing Costs Are Limiting Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

The recent surge of media coverage about rising medication costs has shed important light on the challenges of access and affordability that AAFA has championed time and again. It has also reinforced that – for millions of American families – access to medication such as the epinephrine auto-injector can be a life-and-death matter.

Milk Allergy - Baptiste's Bakery Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® update

Baptista’s Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® For Immediate Release August 17, 2016 Contact Consumers Snack Factory® Consumer Affairs info@pretzelcrisps.com 888) 683-5400 Announcement Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of 7.2 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® and 7.2 oz Snack Factory® Sriracha Lime Pretzel Crisps® packages because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who...

Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

A few years ago, Delaware passed a law requiring schools to keep epinephrine auto-injectors available. Amanda Debus, winner of the 2016 Miss Delaware pageant, was part of the driving force that helped get that law passed. Why was this stock epinephrine law for schools so important to Amanda? For the same reason that she has made allergy awareness her personal platform as Miss Delaware. Amanda knows firsthand that a severe allergic reaction to food can happen at any time - even if you have...

Tips for Managing Food Allergies at School: Get Active With Food-Free Activities

Do you need ideas to share with your child's teacher to encourage non-food rewards in the classroom? Many elementary schools are becoming more food allergy aware. An average U.S. classroom has two children with a food allergy. Using non-food rewards is healthier for everyone, not just those with food allergies. These ideas get a class up and moving after a job well done.

Free Community Chat: Open Chat About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Join Kids With Food Allergies for an Open Chat about Back-to-School with Food Allergies. The text-based chat will be hosted on our community on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Join KFA’s exclusive online community to participate in the chat. WHEN : Thursday, September 1, 2016 TIME : 7pm – 8pm ET / 4pm - 5pm PT WHERE : KFA's Online Chat Event This will be an “open chat” to share tips and ask questions about back-to-school issues like: Non-Food Rewards for Children with Food...

Egg Allergy Alert - Bakers of Paris Recalls Croissants Sold at Whole Foods Market® Stores in Northern California

Bakers of Paris Recalls Croissants Sold at Whole Foods Market® Stores in Northern California Due to Undeclared Allergen For Immediate Release August 16, 2016 Contact Consumers Bakers of Paris customer-service@bakersofparis.com 415-468-9100, ext. 221 Media Lionel Robbe-Jedeau lionel@bakersofparis.com 415-468-9100 Bakers of Paris (Brisbane California), is recalling plain and chocolate croissants sold in 18 Northern California Whole Foods Market stores due to an undeclared allergen. The...

Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy: Is Earlier Better?

“Peanut allergy can have an adverse impact on quality of life for the child and family. Severe allergic reactions can occur with just a tiny ingestion of peanut allergen. A new NIH study provides encouraging news that children may be successfully treated with OIT for peanut allergy at a very young age.” – Lynda Mitchell, chief operating officer of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America What health issue did the study examine? We currently have no effective means to cure or treat food...

Soy and Tree Nut (Pistachio) Allergy Alerts - Al Shabrawy Meat Incorporated Meat and Poultry Products Update

Al Shabrawy Incorporated Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 070-2016 EXP Health Risk: High Date: Aug 10, 2016 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Benjamin A. Bell (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2016 – Al Shabrawy Meat Inc., a South River, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of...

Join AAFA, AAAAI, KFA for a #FoodAllergy101 Twitter Chat

Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and Kids With Food Allergies Wednesday, August 17 at 1 PM EST for a #FoodAllergy101Twitter chat. Follow @AAFANational , @AAAAI_org and @KFAtweets . Use #FoodAllergy101. Experts will answer your questions about food allergies, such as: What is anaphylaxis? What is an action plan? How do I treat a reaction? And more!

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