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Asthma and Allergy Myths, Busted! Food Allergy Edition

Dr. M. Itch had joined us to bust some food allergy myths as part of his Asthma and Allergy Myths, Busted! series. For part 3, he tackles food allergy misconceptions. If you missed parts 1 and 2 on the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's (AAFA) blog, take some time to check those videos out too: Part 1: Face Masks, Inhalers, and Climate Change Part 2: Home Allergy Tests, Caffeine, Adult Asthma, and Food Allergies and COVID-19 Vaccines Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is the food allergy...

New AAFA Research Aims to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Severe Allergic Reactions in Infants and Toddlers

Recognizing Severe Allergic Reactions in Infants and Toddlers Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening if not treated quickly and properly. But the signs and symptoms can be hard to recognize, especially in infants and toddlers. One of the biggest challenges is that this age group is nonverbal. Infants cannot talk about their symptoms, so parents and doctors may not notice or identify the signs of an allergic reaction. Research also suggests infants and toddlers...

Milk Allergy Alert: Frito-Lay Ruffles All Dressed Potato Chips from Sam’s Club

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In Ruffles All Dressed Potato Chips Distributed Regionally to Sam’s Club For Immediate Release May 05, 2021 Contact Information Frito-Lay Consumer Relations 1-800-352-4477 Company Announcement Frito-Lay today issued a voluntary recall of select 16 1/8 oz. bags of Ruffles All DressedPotato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or...

Soy Allergy Alert: Bellisio Foods Michelina’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 – Bellisio Foods, Inc., a Jackson, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 3,927 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) spaghetti with meat sauce product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

One Gift to Help Kids With Food Allergies Can Have Twice the Impact During May

One in 13 children has food allergies, and living with food allergies is not easy. Parents and caregivers who work to keep children safe from food allergy reactions rely on life-saving education and support. During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, you can help us provide a vital lifeline for families. When you donate to Kids With Food Allergies, Neocate® will match each gift to KFA dollar to dollar from May 1-31, 2021, up to $5,000. That means your donation can have double the...

Food Allergy Awareness Week: Saving Lives Through Education

May 9-15, 2021, is Food Allergy Awareness Week . This time each year, the food allergy community comes together to raise awareness. This year, we’re working to dispel myths and misconceptions about food allergies. Food Allergy Awareness Week starts on Mother’s Day. KFA recognizes the diligence that goes into managing food allergies. Label reading, cooking food from scratch, doctor’s appointments, and working with schools on care plans are just some of the many things you do. We wish moms...

Ask Congress to Support People With Food Allergies and Asthma

Advocating for children with food allergies and asthma is a great way to spread awareness during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . We invite you to help us take action on Advocacy Action Day! When creating policies, Congress needs to consider what families managing food allergies and asthma need to live full, healthy lives. Around 5.6 million children and 26 million adults in the U.S. have food allergies. About 25 million people have asthma. And because these are related...

2021 Asthma Capitals™ Report: AAFA Ranks the Top 100 Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma

Asthma is the leading chronic disease in children. And since it’s an allergic disease, it’s also common in children with food allergies. Both conditions are part of a progression of allergic diseases called the “ allergic march .” There are several factors involved in the development of asthma. Genetics, exposure to tobacco smoke, and illnesses can play a role. But community factors may influence who develops asthma and how they are able to manage it. On May 5, 2021 – World Asthma Day – the...

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