New AAFA-Affiliated Support Group Turns West Virginia Teal for Food Allergy Awareness

Sometimes it takes just one determined mom to make a difference. Here is what one West Virginia mom did in a short amount of time to create a spectacular Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW)! Earlier this year, Robyn Clark, a community member of Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), posted about looking for help with an Easter egg hunt. One thing led to another. And pretty soon, she found enough people to form a support group, the WV Children's Allergy Alliance. The group is one of the many support...

New Food Finds: Egg-Free Foods for 2016

Kids With Food Allergies sent a team to check out all the #NewFoodFinds revealed at the annual Natural Products Expo West. These are some new egg-free foods we found: Namaste Raw Good Egg Replacer - Kosher, vegan and gluten free egg replacer free of all major allergens. Also free of potato and corn! Egg replacer #newfoodfind from @namastefoodsllc #allergyfriendly #eggfree #glutenfree #expowest A video posted by Kids With Food Allergies (@kidswithfoodallergies) on Mar 12, 2016 at 1:52pm PST...

FDA Modernizes Nutrition Facts Label for Packaged Foods

Kids With Food Allergies is providing this information from the FDA so you can stay informed about changes in the Nutritional Facts label on packaged foods. Be aware this redesign does not change how allergens are labeled . Stay up-to-date on breaking news about food allergies, nutrition updates and allergy-friendly recipes and join or login to our community today! For Immediate Release May 20, 2016 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a major step in making sure consumers have...

Milk Allergy Alert - Ultimate Nutrition Amino Gold Products

Ultimate Nutrition Issues Allergy Alert on Possible Undeclared Milk Allergen in Amino Gold Products For Immediate Release May 18, 2016 Contact Consumers Ultimate Nutrition 1-860-409-7100 x115 Announcement Ultimate Nutrition Inc. of Farmington, CT, is recalling its dietary supplement, Amino Gold, because they may contain undeclared milk in the form of hydrolyzed whey protein. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume...

Milk Allergy Alert - Food Gusto, Inc. Birdy 3 in 1 Coffee Mix (Robusta)

Food Gusto, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Birdy 3 in 1 Coffee Mix (Robusta) For Immediate Release May 17, 2016 Contact Consumers (862) 264-6774 Media Kit Sirichartchai 862-264-6774 Announcement Food Gusto, Inc. of Paterson, NJ, is recalling its Birdy 3 in 1 coffee mix (Robusta) because product contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or serve sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life–threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The area...

Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk, Eggs, Soy, and Wheat Allergy Alerts - The Caramel Factory, Llc Candy Products

The Caramel Factory, LLC Issues An Allergy Alert For Immediate Release May 19, 2016 Contact Consumers The Caramel Factory, LLC 1-662-563-9900 Announcement The Caramel Factory, LLC of Batesville, MS, is recalling the following products for undeclared allergens: Chocolate covered candies with undeclared milk and soy white and dark chocolate cashew turtles and tortoises white and dark chocolate pecan turtles and tortoises white and dark chocolate pecan krispie clusters white and dark chocolate...

Fish Allergy Alert (Anchovies) - Conagra Foods Packaged Foods, Llc Two Beef Products

Conagra Foods Packaged Foods, LLC Recalls Two Beef Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen Class II Recall Release: 042-2016 Health Risk: Low Date: May 19, 2016 Congressional and Public Affairs Veronika Medina (202) 720-9113 WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 – ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods, LLC, a Council Bluffs, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 84,340 pounds of two beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food...

KFA Blog Named One of the Best Food Allergy Blogs of 2016

For the fifth year in a row, our Kids With Food Allergies blog has been named one of " The 19 Best Allergy Blogs of 2016 " by We are pleased to again be recognized as a leader in providing high-quality food allergy information, food and recipes, and news about food allergies and anaphylaxis. It is important to stay up-to-date on news and food allergy recalls. By joining our community and following our blog, you will receive breaking news about research and treatments. JOIN NOW

Tree Nut (Almond), Soy and Wheat Allergy Alerts - Giant Eagle The Farmers Market Chopped Asian Salad Kit

A Precautionary Recall of Three Cases of The Farmers Market Chopped Asian Salad Kit is Announced Due to Possible Exposure to Allergens For Immediate Release May 13, 2016 Contact Consumers Fresh Express Consumer Response Center (800) 242-5472 Media Donna Watkins (512) 266-0832 Orlando, Florida - A precautionary recall of three cases (containing 6 salads each) of 6.25 ounce The Farmers Market Chopped Asian Salad Kit with Product Code G126B22 and Use-by Date of May 20, 2016 has been issued due...

Letter To NBC: Jokes About Food Allergies Can Put People in Danger

On behalf of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the more than 15 million Americans living with food allergies, I am writing with some concerns about a recent broadcast on the Today Show entitled “Coming Out of Their Shells.” The segment featured Matt Lauer and Al Roker as they searched for the world’s largest pistachio. In the episode, they make light of and even laugh at nut allergies.

Peanut and Coconut Allergy Alerts - Whole Foods Market Korean BBQ Sauce

Whole Foods Market Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut and Coconut in Korean BBQ Sauce For Immediate Release May 11, 2016 Contact Consumers 512.477.5566 ext. 20060 Media 512.477.5566 ext. 20060 Announcement Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling one batch of Whole Foods Market™ Korean BBQ Sauce because the product contains Peanut Coconut Sauce and therefore includes peanut and treenut (coconut) allergens that were not declared on product packaging.

AAFA Responds to Peanut-Tainted Flour Warning

Last week, a published report said that a variety of cake and cookie recalls were linked to flour containing “low levels” of undeclared peanut that was supplied to a Georgia company. Food Safety News said the Georgia company, CSM Bakery Solutions, used the flour in products distributed to its customers. The company said that testing after production revealed the presence of peanut. Peanut was not listed on the product labels. “Even trace amounts of a food allergen can be deadly,” said Dr.