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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...

Soy Allergy Alert: Evolve Protein Double Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Shakes

For Immediate Release May 03, 2021 Contact Information CytoSport Customer Relations 1-888-298-6629 Company Announcement CytoSport, Inc., the manufacturer of Evolve, today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of Evolve Protein Shakes after a third-party supplier was found to have supplied ingredients cross-contaminated with soy protein. CytoSport is initiating the voluntary recall to protect public health. Consumers that have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of an...

Take Action to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Even though about 5.6 million children and 26 million adults have food allergies, many people still don’t understand what it’s like to live with them. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be “ National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month .” All month long, we will be raising awareness to help dispel misinformation about asthma, allergies, and food allergies. (Kids With Food Allergies is the food allergy division of AAFA.) Food Allergy Awareness Week is also...

Food Allergies in Infants and Toddlers (Webinar)

Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and Dr. Michael Pistiner, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts, for a webinar on the latest research on food allergies in infants and toddlers. RSVP now to join us for the webinar on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. ET (10:30 PT). REGISTER NOW The webinar will include information from ground-breaking research on severe allergic reactions in infants and toddlers with food allergies by KFA, Dr. Pistiner, and...

Food Allergy Advocacy Win: The President Signs the FASTER Act and Makes Sesame a Major Allergen

Update: The president has signed the FASTER ACT! On April 23, 2021, President Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act of 2021, also called the FASTER Act (H.R.1202/S.578), into law. This bill expands the definition of major allergens to include sesame and requires analysis of food allergy research. Under the FASTER Act, food manufacturers have until Jan. 1, 2023, to update labels of products containing sesame. But you may see sesame appear on labels...

Milk Allergy Alert: Raley's Salt and Vinegar Flavored Potato Chips

Shearer’s Foods LLC of Massillon, OH is voluntarily recalling two lots of 9.5 ounce bags of “Raley’s Salt & Vinegar Flavored Potato Chips,” because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Multiple Allergy Alert (Hazelnut, Peanut And Barley (Gluten)): Bueno Coffee Substitues

Creative Foods Inc. of Prineville, Oregon is recalling two products, Bueno Coffee Substitute Creamy Hazelnut and Bueno Coffee Substitute Pecan Praline. They both may contain undeclared peanut, hazelnut, and/or barley (gluten). While any gluten-containing product can cause health problems for individuals with celiac disease and other gluten sensitivities.

Nut Allergy Alert (Almond): Lake Champlain Chocolates Mr. Goodtime Bunny

Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is issuing a public alert and a voluntary recall on a mis-labeled Mr. Goodtime Bunny with a Best By date of 11/20/21 that may have been purchased between 2/22/21-3/25/21. LCC is issuing this recall after a consumer reported that the product contained almonds, which were not declared on the label.

Help People With Food Allergies During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 9-15. So now is the time to get ready to spread food allergy awareness! This year, we're even inviting the president to participate by declaring May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The month of May is a great time to help people better understand food allergies. We want to help you start the conversation with items from our online store. Order by April 23 to get your awareness items in May.

Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)