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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...

Letter to the FDA: Require Food Manufacturers to Post Substitutions

Update: We are pleased to announce that on June 18, 2020, the FDA responded to our joint letter on their temporary labeling guidelines. They released a list of FAQs to help clear up confusion. The FDA is making it clear that: Any substitution that involves a top 8 allergen recognized by law and those identified as “priority allergens” by other countries including sesame, celery, lupin, buckwheat, molluscan shellfish and mustard must require a label change by manufacturers and vendors The...

Read the Latest Issue of freshAAIR™ – a Digital Magazine for People With Allergies and Asthma

The Spring/Summer 2020 issue of freshAAIR™ Magazine – a digital magazine from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) for people with allergies and asthma – is available! (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.) Read the Spring/Summer 2020 freshAAIR issue Here are some of the topics we cover in this issue: COVID-19 and the global health crisis 2020 Allergy Capitals™: the most challenging cities to live in with seasonal allergies AAFA and MedicAlert's goal to reduce...

Allergy-Friendly Monkey Munch Snack Mix

Monkey Munch is a snack that's as fun to make as it is to eat. It's so easy older kids can make it on their own, or little ones can make it with the help of an adult. It's similar to the popular puppy chow snack or Chex™ Muddy Buddies™. But most Muddy Buddies recipes and store-bought versions can contain peanut butter and milk . Our friend Elena shows us how to make Monkey Munch using sunflower seed butter. But it's a versatile recipe. You can adapt it to make it safe for your child with...

Milk Allergy Alert - Wegmans Semi-Sweet Chocolate nonpareils, 18.5oz

Mellace Family Brands California Inc. (Johnvince Foods) Recalls Wegmans Semi-Sweet Chocolate nonpareils, 18.5oz (1lb 2.5oz) 524g Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen For Immediate Reelase May 15, 2020 Contacts Consumers Wegmans Food Markets 1-855-934-3663 Announcements MELLACE FAMILY BRANDS CALIFORNIA INC. (JOHNVINCE FOODS),located at 655 North River Road, Unit C, Warren Ohio 44483-2254, is recalling Wegmans Semi-Sweet Chocolate nonpareils, 18.5oz (1lb 2.5oz) 524g because it has undeclared MILK...

Soy Allergy Alert - Mac’s Chicharrones Pork Skins Hot & Spicy Variety Pack 10 Singles

Evans Food Group Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork Skin Products due to Misbranding Class II Recall Release: 010-2020 Health Risk: Low Date: May 13, 2020 Congressional and Public Affairs Chrystal Okonta (202) 720-9113 FSISpress@usda.gov WASHINGTON, May 13, 2020 – Evans Food Group Ltd., an Arlington, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 3,796 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork skin products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...

Allergy-Friendly Crafts You and Your Kids Can Make at Home

With the school year ending and summer camp programs more limited because of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may be looking for new ways to keep kids busy with things like arts and crafts or sensory play. But some arts and crafts supplies can contain food allergens . This includes items like paints (egg, milk, wheat and soy), crayons (soy) and slime (corn). You can make some of these items at home with safe ingredients. Our friend Elena loves play dough and ooblick. Both of...

Why You Need to Know How to Use Epinephrine to Treat Food Allergy Reactions

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . May 10-16, 2020, is Food Allergy Awareness Week. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and MedicAlert have teamed up to help you manage your child’s food allergies and prevent severe allergic reactions. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA). We’re asking you to “ACT” to manage your child’s allergies: “A” means have an action plan for anaphylaxis. “C” reminds you to carry important medicines and have your child wear...

Why It's Important to Carry Epinephrine With You Everywhere You Go When You Have Food Allergies

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . May 10-16, 2020, is Food Allergy Awareness Week. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and MedicAlert have teamed up to help you manage your child’s food allergies and prevent severe allergic reactions. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA). We’re asking you to “ACT” to manage your child’s allergies: “A” means have an action plan for anaphylaxis. “C” reminds you to carry important medicines and have your child wear...

How an Action Plan Can Help You Treat Anaphylaxis

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . May 10-16, 2020, is Food Allergy Awareness Week. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and MedicAlert have teamed up to help you manage your child’s food allergies and prevent severe allergic reactions. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA). We’re asking you to “ACT” to manage your child’s allergies: “A” means have an action plan for anaphylaxis. “C” reminds you to carry important medicines and have your child wear...

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.

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