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Understanding Oral Allergy Syndrome

Did you know a pollen allergy can be responsible for a type of food allergy? If your child complains about an itchy mouth or throat after eating certain fruits or vegetables, their symptoms may actually be related to a pollen allergy. This is called oral allergy syndrome (OAS) . It is also sometimes called pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS). Symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome With OAS, your child may have some of these symptoms after eating certain raw fruits, vegetables, seeds, or nuts:...

Activity Book Teaches Kids About Food Allergies and Asthma

Help your kids learn about food allergies and asthma in a way they can easily understand. “Ally & Andy’s Awesome Asthma and Allergy Activities” book (available in English and Arabic ) is a fun way for your child to learn about the basics of food allergies and asthma in a story format, with coloring pages, puzzles, and other activities. Your child can do the activities on their own, or you can do them together. About 5.6 million children in the U.S. have food allergies. 1 And children...

Peanut Allergy Alert: Sara Lee Frozen Pecan Pies

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Pecan Pies For Immediate Release May 12, 2021 Contact Information Sara Lee Frozen Bakery 1-800-323-7117 Company Announcement Sara Lee Frozen Bakery announced today the recall of specific lots of select Sara Lee, Chef Pierre and Devonshire pecan pies produced between March 4 and April 1, 2021, because the product may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe...

Soy Allergy Alert: 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder Vanilla

Arizona Nutritional Supplements of Chandler, AZ is voluntarily recalling 13.9 oz. containers of “365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder Natural Vanilla Flavor” due to the potential of an undeclared soy allergen. Containers of 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder Natural Vanilla Flavor were mistakenly packaged with Soy Protein Powder resulting in an undeclared Soy allergen.

Food Allergy 101: Reactions, Diagnosis, Management, and Epinephrine (Twitter Chat)

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a Twitter chat on food allergies on May 11, 2021. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and David Stukus, MD , associate professor and Director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, joined us to answer common questions about food allergy reactions, diagnosis, management, and epinephrine. Below are some highlights from the chat. To see more, search for the hashtag...

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...

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