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Data Shows Early Introduction Has Led to a Decrease in Peanut Allergy

According to new research scheduled for presentation during the 2021 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Virtual Annual Meeting, despite finding that peanut allergy prevalence is still high among those with early introduction to peanut, the study authors did discover that early introduction led to a 16% decrease in peanut allergy.

Confronting Hunger and the Racial Food Allergy Divide

The best way to prevent food allergy reactions is to stay away from known allergens. This may sound simple. But it is much more complicated than that. You have to know how to identify foods your child is allergic to and understand how foods are labeled . This means if your child has food allergies, you have to be sure they eat safe foods and other caregivers know how to manage their food allergy. Because of this, the foods you have access to may be limited. For some families managing food...

Advocacy Update: House Reintroduces Bill on Sesame Labeling and Food Allergy Research

On Feb. 22, 2021, the House representatives reintroduced the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act (H.R.1202). The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has led advocacy efforts asking for required sesame labeling for years. (Kids With Food Allergies is the food allergy division of AAFA.) If passed, the FASTER Act would recognize sesame as the ninth food allergen by law. This would require food companies to label sesame as an allergen on food and...

Tree Nut (Pecans) Allergy Alert - Market District Gourmet Pretzel Platters and Gourmet Pretzel Bags

Market District Voluntarily Recalls Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzels Due to Undeclared Pecan Allergen Impacted Items Sold at Three Market District Locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio For Immediate Release February 19, 2021 Contacts Consumers: Giant Eagle Customer Care 1-800-553-2324 Media: Jannah Jablonowski 412-967-4551 media.relations@gianteagle.com Announcement Giant Eagle, Inc. has issued a voluntarily recall of Market District Gourmet Pretzel Platters and Gourmet Pretzel Bags due to...

Fish (Anchovies) Allergy Alert - Brite Harbor Caesar Dressing and Dip

Litehouse Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovies in Product For Immediate Release February 15, 2021 Contacts Consumers Litehouse Customer Service 1-800.578.1652 Media Chris Blanford 208.874.9490 chris.blanford@litehouseinc.com Announcement Litehouse Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Brite Harbor Caesar Dressing & Dip 1.5 oz pillows because it may contain undeclared anchovies. The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall which is...

Fish (Anchovies) Allergy Alert - Kowalski's Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Russ Davis Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovies) in Kowalski’s Buffalo Cauliflower Bites For Immediate Release February 15, 2021 Contacts Consumers: Customer Service 1-877-433-2173 Announcement Russ Davis Wholesale of Wadena, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling Kowalski’s brand Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Kowalski’s Steakhouse Blue Dressing because the Blue Cheese Dressing contains undeclared fish (anchovies). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish...

Shellfish Allergy Alert (SHrimp) - Delicae Gourmet Peanut Sauce, Panang Curry Sauce, and Spicy Red Curry Sauce

Delicae Gourmet LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Shrimp Allergen in Thai Peanut Sauce, Panang Curry Sauce, and Spicy Red Curry Sauce For Immediate Release February 09, 2021 Contacts Consumers Delicae Gourmet, Barbara Macaluso 800-942-2502 Company Announcement Delicae Gourmet LLC of Tarpon Springs, FL is recalling Thai Peanut Sauce, Panang Curry Sauce, and Spicy Red Curry Sauce, because it contains undeclared shrimp allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shrimp...

Wheat and Tree Nut Allergy Alerts - Dole Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. Is Voluntarily Recalling Two Lot Codes of Dole™ Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit For Immediate Release February 10, 2021 Contact Consumers Dole Consumer Center 1-800-356-3111 Announcement Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lot codes of Dole™ Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit. Description: Dole™ Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit UPC: 0-71430-00034-2 Best If Used by Date: 02-11-21 Lot Code: W02702A, W02702B This recall is due to possible...

Tree Nut (Almonds) - Sprouts Vanilla Flavored Yogurt Covered Cranberries

Hickory Harvest Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Sprouts Vanilla Flavored Yogurt Covered Cranberries For Immediate Release February 09, 2021 Contacts Consumers Hickory Harvest Foods, Dana Dotson Announcement Hickory Harvest Foods of Akron, OH is recalling Vanilla Flavored Yogurt Covered Cranberries manufactured under the brand of Sprouts Farmers Market because they may contain undeclared Almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Almonds run the risk of...

Soy Allergy Alert - Publix Brand Parmesan-Crusted Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillets

Ocean Beauty Seafood LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Publix Brand Parmesan-Crusted Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillets 12 Oz. Package For Immediate Release February 08, 2021 Contacts Consumers Ocean Beauty Seafood LLC 206-286-2566 info@oceanbeauty.com Media: Ron Christianson 206-285-6800 Announcement Ocean Beauty Seafood LLC of Seattle, WA is recalling 8450 packages of Publix brand Parmesan-Crusted Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillets, net wt.12oz, frozen, UPC 41415 30245 7, because it may...

Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

Allergy-Friendly Buckeyes: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Original “buckeyes” are peanut butter balls partially dipped in chocolate. When you make them, you leave a small patch of peanut butter at the top to resemble the nut of the Ohio buckeye tree. This version can be made free of the top 9 allergens. Our friend Elena shows us how to make an allergy-friendly version you can adapt using safe ingredients for your child with food allergies. Watch...

Black Americans With Food Allergies and Asthma Need Health Equity Now

February marks Black History Month in the United States. It celebrates the major achievements of Black Americans throughout history. It is also a chance to learn about key moments that have not only shaped the Black experience in America, but that of the entire nation. Black History Month is often a time to look at how far we’ve come and how far we have to go. At the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), we believe one of the best ways to honor the past is to heal the present and...

Valentine's Day With Food Allergies Declassified: Kisses, Candies and Parties

Valentine's Day has long been associated with kisses, candy, parties and special treats. For children with food allergies, this can mean being left out or feeling unsafe. With some advanced planning, you can keep your sweethearts with food allergies safe and included. Use open communication with your child and their caregivers to reduce the chances of a food allergy reaction. Whether toddler, teen or somewhere in between, make a plan to keep your loved ones safe this Valentine's Day: 1. At...

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