Tree Nut (Walnuts) Allergy Alert - Whole Foods Market Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices

Allergy Alert for Undeclared Tree Nut in Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices Issued by Whole Foods Market Stores in California, Idaho, and Nevada For Immediate Release June 29, 2020 Contacts Consumers 1-844-936-8255 Media Rachel Malish Announcement Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices from 36 stores in California, Boise, Idaho, and Reno, Nevada, due to an undeclared tree nut (walnut) allergen. The recall was initiated when a store...

Milk Allergy Alert: Beyond Better Foods Chocolate Peanut Butter Pints

Beyond Better Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Mislabeled Chocolate Peanut Butter Pints For Immediate Release June 24, 2020 Company Contact Information Consumers: 1-800-819-2998 Announcement Beyond Better Foods, LLC, is recalling select pints from a single production run of Enlightened brand Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream pints because they may have been packaged in Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter containers and thus contain...

Peanut Allergy Alert: 7-Select Yogurt Pretzels

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC dba Azar Nut Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in “7-Select Yogurt Pretzels” For Immediate Release June 23, 2020 Company Contact Information Consumers: 1-800-351-8178 Announcement Mount Franklin Foods, LLC dba Azar Nut Company of El Paso, TX is voluntarily recalling its 5-ounce packages of "7-Select Yogurt Pretzels" because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic...

Wheat, Soy. Tree Nut (Cashews) Allergy Alerts - Fresh Express Southwest Chopped Kit

Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Southwest Chopped Kit Due to the Presence of Undeclared Allergens For Immediate Release June 19, 2020 Contacts Consumers Fresh Express Consumer Response Center (800) 242-5472 Announcement Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Fresh Express 11.5-ounce Southwest Chopped Kit with production codes G163B10A and G163B10B, UPC code 0 71279 30602 5 and use-by date of June 29 due to the presence of undeclared...

Strides in Food Allergy Advocacy

Even though 32 million Americans have food allergies, protections for people with food allergies are still lacking. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and its division Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) have been advocating for better food allergy awareness and for ways to prevent severe allergic reactions. Engagement With FDA During COVID-19 – AAFA is leading a coalition of 13 other food allergy organizations to respond to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) "Temporary...

Fish, Shellfish, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, Milk Allergy Alerts - Captain Rusty's Seafood Dip

Rusty’s Seafood Market Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens (Fish, Crustacean, Shellfish, Eggs, Milk, Soy, and Wheat) in all “Captain Rusty’s Seafood Dips” For Immediate Release June 12, 20202 Contacts Consumers Captain Rusty Seafood 813-244-2799 Announcement Rusty’s Seafood Market of Lorida, Florida, is recalling all five of its Captain Rusty’s Seafood Dips due to the presence of undeclared allergens. People who have allergies to fish (mahi, salmon, whiting, pollock, threadfin...

Wacky Cake: a Versatile Recipe Free of the Top 9 Food Allergens

Wacky Cake is an easy recipe to use to make various cakes and cupcakes. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flour* 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vinegar (do not omit) 5 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup water Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Do not beat.

Unpacking Food Allergy Bias During a New Turning Point in the Struggle for Racial Equality

By Kafi Drexel Brown Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Public Relations Director I have a confession. While health and wellness have been a longtime focus of my life and work, I didn’t give food allergies much thought until I joined the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) as its public relations director. It also didn’t hit me how odd it is I haven’t considered food allergies an important factor in my life until having a conversation with a colleague about how racial...

Food Allergy Dos and Don’ts for Reading Food Labels

Labeling laws in the U.S. only make food companies label the top eight most common allergens: milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. But there are loopholes that can be confusing. These label reading tips will help prevent accidents. Do check every label, every time. If you can’t read the label, don’t eat the food. Do be wary about precautionary advisory labels (allergy warning statements). Statements like “may contain” or “processed in a facility with...” may not be...

Healthline Names Kids With Food Allergies’ Blog as One of the Best Allergy Blogs of 2020

We are proud to announce that the Kids With Food Allergies’ blog has once again been named one of the best allergy blogs by Healthline for 2020! Healthline is a health site with information on many different health topics. We have received this honor every year since 2012. Comment below to tell us what you want to see more of on our blog! We will continue to use our blog to bring you information about: The latest food allergy news and research Advocacy alerts on issues that affect the food...

Dupixent® (Dupilumab) Shows Positive Results for Eosinophilic Esophagitis During Clinical Trial

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi today announced positive results from Part A of the pivotal Phase 3 trial evaluating Dupixent® (dupilumab) in patients 12 years and older with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The trial met both of its co-primary endpoints, as well as all key secondary endpoints. Dupixent is the first and only biologic to show positive and clinically-meaningful results in this population as part of a Phase 3 trial.

Label Change Alert: Hershey's Will Start Putting Allergen “Contains” Statements on Labels

In response to consumer feedback, the Hershey Company is adding additional allergen callout on their products. Packages will have a separate voluntary "contains" statement if a product contains an allergen. This will make it easier for people to tell if a Hershey's product contains one of the t op 9 food allergens (egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish and sesame). The new labels will begin to appear in the next few weeks. But it could take a while for the company to fully...

Alert: Possible Malfunction of Amneal and Impax Laboratories Epinephrine Auto-Injector Devices

If you have received Amneal or Impax’s 0.3mg epinephrine auto-injector after December 20, 2018, should immediately visually inspect the auto-injector to confirm the presence of the yellow “stop collar” by following the instructions below. You can find photos to explain the steps in the letter sent to consumers . Epinephrine is a life-saving medicine for people with severe allergies. There are different devices available in the U.S. and each device has its own unique set of instructions.

Soy and Wheat Allergy Alerts - Johnson Sea Products Home Style Crab Cakes

Johnson Sea Products Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat & Soy in “Home Style Crab Cakes” For Immediate Release May 22, 2020 Contacts Consumers Johnson Sea Products 1-251-824-2693 Media Susan Taylor 1-251-824-2693 Company Announcement Johnson Sea Products of Coden, AL, is recalling its 12oz package of frozen “Home Style Crab cakes” because they contain undeclared ingredients of wheat and soy. People who have allergies to wheat or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening...

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