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Food Allergy Advocacy Win: The President Signs the FASTER Act and Makes Sesame a Major Allergen

Update: The president has signed the FASTER ACT! On April 23, 2021, President Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act of 2021, also called the FASTER Act (H.R.1202/S.578), into law. This bill expands the definition of major allergens to include sesame and requires analysis of food allergy research. Under the FASTER Act, food manufacturers have until Jan. 1, 2023, to update labels of products containing sesame. But you may see sesame appear on labels...

Milk Allergy Alert: Raley's Salt and Vinegar Flavored Potato Chips

Shearer’s Foods LLC of Massillon, OH is voluntarily recalling two lots of 9.5 ounce bags of “Raley’s Salt & Vinegar Flavored Potato Chips,” because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Multiple Allergy Alert (Hazelnut, Peanut And Barley (Gluten)): Bueno Coffee Substitues

Creative Foods Inc. of Prineville, Oregon is recalling two products, Bueno Coffee Substitute Creamy Hazelnut and Bueno Coffee Substitute Pecan Praline. They both may contain undeclared peanut, hazelnut, and/or barley (gluten). While any gluten-containing product can cause health problems for individuals with celiac disease and other gluten sensitivities.

Nut Allergy Alert (Almond): Lake Champlain Chocolates Mr. Goodtime Bunny

Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is issuing a public alert and a voluntary recall on a mis-labeled Mr. Goodtime Bunny with a Best By date of 11/20/21 that may have been purchased between 2/22/21-3/25/21. LCC is issuing this recall after a consumer reported that the product contained almonds, which were not declared on the label.

Help People With Food Allergies During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 9-15. So now is the time to get ready to spread food allergy awareness! This year, we're even inviting the president to participate by declaring May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The month of May is a great time to help people better understand food allergies. We want to help you start the conversation with items from our online store. Order by April 23 to get your awareness items in May.

Milk Allergy Alert: Trader Joe's Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips

Snak King Corporation of City of Industry, CA is voluntarily recalling 9 ounce packages of “Trader Joe’s Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips” with a sell by date of 08/09/21 and 08/10/21 due to a potential of an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to milk may risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Tree Nut (Walnut) Allergy: Torn & Glasser Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans

Torn & Glasser of Los Angeles, CA is recalling 7464 units of dark chocolate espresso beans due to an undeclared allergen. The dark chocolate walnuts were mislabeled as “dark chocolate espresso beans”. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Tree Nut (Coconut) Allergy Alert: Hostess SnoBalls

Hostess Brands, LLC (”Hostess Brands“) has become aware that certain Hostess® SnoBalls® were inadvertently manufactured in the packaging for Hostess® Chocolate CupCakes and the packaging does not list ”coconut“, an ingredient in SnoBalls®, as an allergen. Hostess Brands is voluntarily recalling the following SnoBalls® manufactured on March 13, 2021:

Safely Dispose of Your Allergy Medicines and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

It is important to get rid of expired and unused medicine safely. They can be harmful to someone they aren't prescribed for, especially children. Or someone might misuse them. And getting rid of them improperly can cause them to end up in the water supply, affecting both humans and wildlife. There are several ways you can properly get rid of medicines, like epinephrine auto-injectors, inhalers, and prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. How Can I Dispose of Prescription Patches...

Allergy-Friendly Frozen Treats for Everyone!

Milk-Free Frozen Berry Mousse By KFA Food Bloggers Frozen berry mousse is a perfect warm weather treat. It is rich and creamy and totally decadent! Use any combination of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries or adapt to your tastes and what type of berries are available. There are lots of possibilities for using this creamy, dreamy creation. You can freeze it in silicone molds, serve it in individual serving sized containers, layer as a berry parfait, or use it as a filling for a...

Milk Allergy Alert - Glutenull Bakery Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies

Glutenull Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies For Immediate Release April 7, 2021 Contact +1(604) 777-5596 info@glutenull.com Company Announcement Glutenull Bakery of Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada is recalling Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies 11oz/320g, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume this product. Product was distributed in WA and...

To NBC – Food Allergies Are Not an “Emotional” Reaction

Once again, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has mocked food allergies. This time, Jimmy Fallon and actor Milo Ventimiglia made fun of anaphylaxis (a serious allergic reaction) as if it was an “emotional” response. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) sent a letter to Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer of the show at NBC asking the network to take food allergies seriously. This is not the first time Jimmy Fallon and guests on the show have made fun of people with food...

Popular Food Allergy Resources Are Now Available in Spanish

Two of our popular resources on managing food allergies are now available in Spanish! These handouts from Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) are available as free PDFs you can download for yourself, your child’s caregivers, teachers, and family members. ¿Por qué le prestamos tanta importancia a las alergias alimentarias? (What’s the Big Deal About Food Allergies?) Su guía para manejar las alergias alimentarias de su hijo/a (Your Guide to Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies) ¿Por qué le...

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