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Facebook Live – The Social and Emotional Impact of Food Allergies: Insights from Parents

Join Anna Luther of My Life and Kids Blog and Kenny Mendez, president and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of AAFA, for a Facebook Live discussion on new research and insights on the social and emotional impact of food allergies on parents. Also get useful back-to-school advice for parents of kids with food allergies!

What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

The manufacturers of epinephrine auto-injectors have extended their U.S. savings card programs through 2018. Epinephrine is the only treatment for a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). It is only available through a prescription by your doctor. Each prescription comes with two auto-injectors in a set. People with food allergies need two of these auto-injectors with them at all times.

Milk Allergy Alert - PreGel Lemon 50 Powdered Flavoring

Pregel America, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Lemon 50 For Immediate Release August 2, 2019 Contacts Consumers 704-707-0655 QA@pregelamerica.com Announcement PreGel America, Inc. of Concord, North Carolina is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Lemon 50, a powdered flavoring. The product is being recalled due to the possible presence of undeclared milk in the product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or lifethreatening...

Egg, Soy, Fish Allergy Alert: Door County Whitefish Smoked Whitefish Pate

Ruleau Brothers Inc. of Stephenson, MI, is recalling its 8 ounce containers of "Door County Whitefish Smoked Whitefish Pate" because they may contain undeclared allergens of Egg, Soy, and Anchovies. People who have allergies to Eggs, Soy, and Anchovies run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Clinical Trial Will Test Whether Omalizumab Can Reduce Food Allergy Reactions

While experimental desensitization strategies are available in research settings, people with food allergies must avoid known allergens and are advised to carry injectable epinephrine to prevent potentially life-threatening allergic reactions caused by accidental exposures. To help alleviate this risk, a new study to evaluate an experimental treatment for food allergy launched today.

Food Allergies and FPIES Are Tough, but Mason Is Tougher

When the sky cleared after a day or two of good heavy rain, Mason, age 4, asked his mom Kristal to go outside to play. And out they went. He noticed a puddle and started rolling his truck in the water. Eventually, he was rolling around in the mud. “He went from touching the water to completely covered in mud,” remembers Kristal. “We were out there for a few hours, and he was having the time of his life.” When it was time to clean up to go inside, “he thought being hosed off was completely...

New California Law: the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act Requires Food Allergy Training for All Food Handlers

Governor Newsom has signed the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act. This bill was authored by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD16 D-Orinda) and named in honor of Natalie Giorgi. Natalie passed away at age 13 due to a severe allergic reaction to undeclared peanut in a treat while at a summer camp in Sacramento. AB 1532 requires all food handlers to have a simple certification in safe food handling practices for major food allergens. This bill also would add “Organized Camps” to the definition of...

Peanut Allergy Alert: Cookie Dough Cafe Chocolate Chip Chilled Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough Bar

JuJu Bakes, LLC, DBA The Cookie Dough Cafe of Bloomington, IL is recalling 15 cases of 1.6 ounce Chocolate Chip Chilled Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough Bars, because they may contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Product was distributed in IL, MI, PA, IN, KY, WI, OH, MN, WV via Lipari Foods and was distributed to select retail stores.

Milk and Wheat Allergy Alerts - Cooked Perfect Brand Homestyle Meatballs All Natural

Home Market Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Beef and Pork Meatball Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 078-2019 Health Risk: High Date: July 25, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Meredith Carothers (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, July 25, 2019 – Home Market Foods, Inc., a Norwood, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 53,217 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat beef and pork meatball products due to misbranding and...

Milk Allergy Alert - Market Sausages Smoked & Uncured Maple Beef Snack Sticks

CM&R Inc. Recalls Beef Stick Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 077-2019 Health Risk: High Date: July 24, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Meredith Carothers (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, July 24, 2019 – CM&R Inc., a St. Paul, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 25 pounds of ready-to-eat beef stick products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and...

Egg Allergy Alert - Schwan's Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Strips

Koch Foods Recalls Breaded Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 075-2019 Health Risk: High Date: July 18, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Benjamin A. Bell (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, July 18, 2019 – Koch Foods, a Fairfield, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 743 pounds of fully cooked boneless chicken bites due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and...

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