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Allergy-Friendly Dishes for Cookouts, Barbecues, and Picnics

Fire up the grills and set the picnic table. It’s cookout season! As you plan small cookouts, barbecues, and picnics – following current COVID-19 guidelines , of course – try out these options from our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipe Collection . Appetizers Buffalo Chicken Dip – Buffalo chicken dip is a popular snack, but traditional recipes contain milk products. Make this version free of egg, milk, fish, gluten, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat. Add vegetables or...

Rising Star: 12-Year-Old Raises Food Allergy Awareness Through Music

To raise food allergy awareness, Louis Martins used his musical talents. He released his first musical composition, “ Fulminare ,” on May 14, 2021, during Food Allergy Awareness Week. Louis and his parents, Claudia and Luis, talked to Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) about his passion for music and why supporting patient organizations that support people with food allergies is important. At only 12 years old, Louis has been playing the piano for nearly seven years. He also likes to write...

Milk, Egg Allergy Alert: JUST Egg Flavored Plant-Based Bites

Cuisine Solutions, Sterling, VA is initiating a voluntary recall of its JUST Egg flavored plant-based “bites” products due to undeclared allergens. A limited number of 2-pouch retail packages may contain an incorrect sealed pouch containing whole-egg and milk products. The interior plastic pouches are properly labeled to distinguish the products.

Food Allergy Anaphylaxis in Infants and Toddlers (Video and Resources)

Update: If you missed the webinar, we added the video below. We also included some resources on additional information discussed in the webinar, as well as answers to several questions we received. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on May 13, 2021, on the latest research on food allergy anaphylaxis in infants and toddlers. The webinar was presented by: Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts Melanie Carver,...

Astepro Nasal Antihistamine Spray Is Approved to Be Sold Without a Prescription

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a nasal antihistamine for nonprescription use through a process called a partial prescription to nonprescription switch. The FDA approved Astepro (azelastine hydrochloride nasal spray, 0.15%) for seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis—commonly known as allergies—for adults and children six years of age and older.

AAFA Launches Ask the Allergist Knowledge Base

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has launched our new Ask the Allergist knowledge base . Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is the food allergy division of AAFA. For more than 20 years, AAFA’s board-certified allergists have answered your allergy and asthma questions through our Ask the Allergist service. Now we have compiled the most common questions people have submitted, along with their responses, into a searchable knowledge base. It includes questions and answers on food...

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...

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