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People With Food Allergies Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Updates as of June 10, 2021: Who can get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine How to find where to get the vaccine near you As more information becomes available, we will continue to update our community. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized three COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use from Pfizer-BioNTech (for ages 12 and older), Moderna (for ages 18 and older), and Johnson & Johnson (ages 18 and older). This is great news in the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for...

Parental Warning: Don’t Let Kids With a Shellfish Allergy Eat Cicadas

The Brood X cicadas are here. These are a type of insect that live underground and then emerge from the soil in every 17 years to mate. And there’s a lot of them. If you live anywhere from New York to Tennessee, you’ve probably seen them. Or you’re about to. To most kids (and a lot of adults), this sounds like something out of an action or science fiction movie. As much of the eastern half of the nation experiences this “swarmageddon,” the red-eyed critters are often hard for kids to resist...

Sesame Allergy Alert: Legacy Foods Company Beef Jerky Products

Legacy Food Company, Inc. Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Ingredient WASHINGTON, May 26, 2021 – Legacy Food Company, Inc., a Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 67,895 pounds of beef jerky due to misbranding and an undeclared ingredient, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains sesame oil, which is not declared on the product label. The beef jerky items...

AAFA Marks Day of Remembrance for Lives Lost to Asthma and Food Allergies

On this final Friday of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month , the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), our food allergy division, are holding a Remembrance Day in honor of family members and loved ones who’ve died from asthma or allergies. On average, more than 3,500 Americans die from asthma each year. 1 An estimated 200 also die each year because of severe allergic reactions, called anaphylaxis [anna-fih-LACK-sis]. 2 These death rates...

Cool, Crisp, and Delicious: Allergy-Friendly Summer Salads

When the weather heats up, who wants to stand over a hot stove? Instead, you can serve up colorful, cool salads free of many of the major allergens. Lorene Alba, the Director of Education for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) , joined us on Instagram to make Rainbow Scoops from our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipe Collection . This salad is packed with lots of nutrition and flavor. It’s versatile too. It’s free of egg, milk, peanut, tree nut, sesame, soy, fish, shellfish,...

8 Facts About Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

White blood cells are the superheroes of our immune systems. They fight the “bad guys” – infections, bacteria, parasites, and diseases. But sometimes, these superheroes get confused about who they are supposed to fight. When that happens, your immune system might overreact to things that are supposed to be good, like food. One type of white blood cell called an eosinophil [EE-oh-sin-oh-FILL] is an immune system superhero that can cause issues when too many of them collect in one area of your...

Milk, Egg Allergy Alert: Chef Francisco Vegetable Beef and Barley Condensed Soup

Kraft Heinz Foods Company, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 13,504 pounds of a frozen foodservice soup product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains milk and eggs, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

Milk Allergy Alert: Jolly Time Healthy Pop Kettle Corn

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn today issued a voluntary recall of select Healthy Pop® Kettle Corn 100’s (4 count) because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled bags.

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...

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)