Mom and Daughter Rally Local Businesses to Make Local Halloween Festival Food-Allergy Friendly

The community of Clifton Springs, New York, attends a popular Halloween festival every year called Spooktacular. Families come in costume for the games, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, haunted house and dance party. And, of course, the trick-or-treating. After hearing about TEALOWEEN on the KFA community, Stasi had an idea to see if she could make Spooktacular more food-allergy friendly.

Milk Allergy Alert - Golden Dragon Cookies Chinese Almond Cookies

Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Chinese Almond Cookies For immediate Release October 22, 2019 Contacts Consumers 312-842-8199 Announcement Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc.,of Chicago, Illinois is recalling Golden Dragon Inc. Chinese Almond Cookies, because it may contain undeclared Milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Golden...

Soy and Milk Allergy Alerts - MawMaw's Chicken Pies and Meat Products

MawMaw's Chicken Pies Recalls Chicken and Meat Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 099-2019 Health Risk: High Date: Oct 18, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Maria Machuca (202) 720-9113 FSISpress@usda.gov WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2019 – MawMaw’s Chicken Pies, a Kernersville, N.C. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken pie and meatloaf products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

It’s Complicated: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes

Air travel with food allergies can be complicated. Each airline has different food allergy policies, if they have any at all. Because of this, it is important for people with food allergies to have easy access to epinephrine in case of a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis [anna-fih-LACK-sis] while in the air. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) advocates for airlines to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on planes.

AAFA Explains Potential Halloween Hazards for Kids With Food Allergies

Halloween is typically a time for kids to let their imaginations run wild and have fun with friends but for kids with severe food allergies, trick-or-treating can be difficult and dangerous. Children may accidentally encounter candy that can trigger an allergic reaction. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to ensure there is greater awareness and proper labeling to prevent allergic reactions.

Fish Allergy Alert - Samurai Furikake Popcorn 5oz. Package

Samurai, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Fish In Furikake Popcorn 5oz. Package For Immediate Release October 14, 2019 Contacts Consumers Samurai, Inc. 1-808- 833-4779 Announcement Samurai, Inc. of Honolulu, Hawaii is conducting a voluntary recall on 16,660 packages of Furikake Popcorn, because it may contain undeclared Fish. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The...

Soy and Milk Allergy Alerts - Schwan's Garlic Herb Shrimp

Fisherman’s Pride Processors Issues Recall of Shrimp Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Milk and Soy Allergens For Immediate Release October 10, 2019 Contact Consumers: Fisherman's Pride Processors 1-844-417-9933 Announcement Fisherman’s Pride Processors Inc. of Vernon, CA is recalling 100 bags of Schwan’s Brand “Garlic Herb Shrimp” with date code 4A924608xx-B1 due to undeclared milk and soy. People who have allergic or sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of serious or...

Milk and Egg Allergy Alert - Whole Food Market White Parkerhouse Rolls

Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk & Egg In White Parkerhouse Rolls Issued by Four Whole Foods Market Stores in Midwest For Immediate Release October 09, 2019 Contacts Consumers 1-844-936-8255 Media: Olivia Petersen oliviapetersen@wholefoods.com Announcement Four Whole Foods Market stores in the Midwest region are voluntarily recalling White Parkerhouse Rolls because they may contain undeclared milk and egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens run the risk...

Food Allergies Don’t Have to Make Halloween Scary

Holidays like Halloween that focus on food and treats can be stressful for parents and kids who manage food allergies. Preparing ahead can reduce that stress and minimize the chances of having a food allergy reaction. Here are our tips to make your Halloween safer and less stressful. Communicate With Caregivers If your child will be attending Halloween parties or trick-or-treating with friends without you, make sure there is an adult who knows how to prevent, recognize and treat anaphylaxis...

FDA Accepts Application for Viaskin Peanut Patch for Review

DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for its investigational Viaskin® Peanut immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut-allergic children ages 4 to 11 years. Viaskin Peanut is the Company’s lead product candidate designed to potentially reduce the risk of life-threatening allergic reactions due to accidental exposure to peanuts.

Peanut Allergy Allergy - Ample Hills Peppermint Pattie Ice Cream

Ample Hills Manufacturing, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Peppermint Pattie Ice Cream For Immediate Release October 03, 2019 Contact Consumers Ample Hills Manufacturing 1-240-595-2508 press@amplehills.com Announcement Ample Hills Manufacturing of Brooklyn, New York is recalling all half pints of Peppermint Pattie Ice Cream (lot code 19169, all time stamps with Best by Date 6/18/20) (80z) (236ml) because they may contain undeclared peanut. People who have an allergy or...

NIH Grants Fast-Track Contract for Development of Peanut Allergy Vaccine

BlueWillow Biologics®, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced it has been awarded a Fast-Track Small Business Research Innovation (SBIR) contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for the development of an intranasal therapeutic peanut allergy vaccine using the company’s NanoVax® platform.

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