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British Airways Sets New Policy for Passengers with Nut Allergies

British Airways is becoming the first major airline with an official policy asking passengers not to eat nuts in flight. The updated allergy-friendly policy took effect February 18, 2016. Passengers can still carry nutty foods and snacks aboard. But they will be asked not to eat them if they are sitting near a person with that allergy during the flight. When a passenger says they have a nut allergy, flight crews will make an announcement, said an airline spokesperson. Crews will make an...

Fish Allergy Alert - Fresh Creative Foods H-E-B Tartar Sauce

Fresh Creative Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovy) in H-E-B Tartar Sauce For Immediate Release February 21, 2016 Contact Consumers H-E-B Customer Relations 210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113 Announcement VISTA, CA - Fresh Creative Foods is recalling 8oz containers of H-E-B Tartar Sauce due to an undeclared fish (anchovy) allergen. Some plastic tubs have the correctly labeled Cocktail Sauce lid with a container labeled as Tartar Sauce when the actual contents are Cocktail...

Peanut Allergy Alert - Flying Food Group Edamame Hummus Wrap

Flying Food Group, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Wraps Due to Adulteration, Misbranding, and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall 019-2016 Health Risk: High Feb 19, 2016 Congressional and Public Affairs Veronika Medina (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2016 Flying Food Group, LLC, a Grapevine, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,006 pounds of Edamame Hummus Wrap products due to adulteration and misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and...

Egg Allergy Alert - Peking Food Chef Hon Brand Steamed Buns

Peking Food LLC Issues Allergy Alert For Undeclared Egg in Assorted Chef Hon Brand Steamed Buns For Immediate Release February 18, 2016 Contact Consumers Peking Food LLC 1-888-686-7888 Announcement PEKING FOOD LLC of BROOKLYN, NY, is recalling Chef Hon brand STEAMED BUNS WITH SEAFOOD & VEGETABLE and STEAMED BUNS WITH SEAFOOD MARINATED IN XO-SAUCE, because they contain undeclared eggs . People who have an allergy to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if...

Does Environment Play a Role in the Development of Food Allergy?

A study found that Australian-born children with Asian mothers are more likely to have a nut allergy than Asian-born children who moved to the country. The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the University of Melbourne looked at 57,000 five-year olds. Researchers said children born in Asia who migrated to Australia were at a decreased risk for food allergy. They said the study suggests that something about the Asian environment protects against food allergy. The study was published in...

College Student with Food Allergies Relies on Friends to Help Keep Herself Safe

How is Valentine's Day different when you are diagnosed with multiple food allergies at 19? Kylee Christensen is 21 and is a college junior studying criminal justice in Illinois. At 19, she had a severe allergic reaction and was diagnosed allergic to multiple foods. Kids With Food Allergies and Kylee recently chatted online about how she manages romance, food allergies and college friendships while away at school. We spotted Kylee when she posted a picture of an "emergency box" she keeps in...

Dating Decisions: Ways Teens with Food Allergies Can Stay Safe

Dating as a teenager should be fun. But for a teenager with food allergies, dating can be tough, especially around food-centric holidays like Valentine’s Day. While many teenagers take for granted many parts of dating—like where to eat, where to go or even kissing—those with food allergies have to think ahead. Parents should help teens develop a plan for talking to dates about their allergies. Teens should also be sure to bring their emergency medication with them. And if...

Soy Allergy Alert - Giant Eagle Japanese Hand Breaded Cod Fillets

Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Japanese Hand Breaded Cod Fillets Due to an Undeclared Soy Allergen For Immediate Release February 8, 2016 Contact Consumers Media Dan Donovan media.relations@gianteagle.com 412-967-4551 Firm Press Release All lot codes up to and including February 8, 2016 of Giant Eagle brand Japanese Breaded Cod Fillets, prepared and sold from the Seafood department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through February 4, 2016 have been voluntarily recalled...

Milk, Egg, Wheat, Fish Allergy Alert - Fresh Express Chopped Romaine Salad

Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Chopped Romaine Salad Due to Undeclared Allergens For Immediate Release February 6, 2016 Contact Consumers (800) 242-5472 (M-F 8am – 7pm EST) Media Donna Watkins (512) 266-0832 Firm Press Release Salinas, California – Fresh Express Incorporated is announcing a precautionary recall of a limited quantity of 32-ounce Fresh Express Chopped Romaine with a Product Code of G034A06A and Use-By Date of February 19 due...

Peanut Allergy Alert - TF Foods Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)

TF Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo) For Immediate Release February 5, 2016 Contact Consumers John Pantaya 562-220-2666 Firm Press Release TF Foods of Paramount, CA is recalling its 10.60 ounce packages of "Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)" food treats because they may contain undeclared 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.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert (Pistachio) - BJ's Wholesale Deli Meats

BJ's Wholesale Club Announces Recall of Deli Meats Due to Undeclared Pistachios in Product For Immediate Release February 5, 2016 Contact Consumers BJ's Member Care Dept 800-896-0847 Firm Press Release BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., is voluntarily issuing a recall of Cittero Mortadella and deli meats sold from January 20 through February 3, 2016 due to a possible exposure to a tree nut allergen (pistachio). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pistachios run the risk of serious or...

New Food Find: Peanut-Free and Soy-Free SunButter

This #NewFoodFind is exciting for those allergic to soy. In January 2016, SunButter® LLC began dry roasting their sunflower kernels on new top of the line roasting equipment. SunButter Sunflower Butter will now be produced in one continuous process from field to table. This will ensure a finished product that is free from all of the top 8 food allergens. SunButter produced on the new equipment will arrive on store shelves in the spring of 2016. The packages will carry a 'Now Soy Free'...

Allergy-Friendly Recipes for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to make time to be together and to show your loved ones how much you care for them. Making a fun Valentine's meal or dessert at home may be safer than trying to eat at a restaurant on a busy holiday.  Remember to check all labels to ensure ingredients are safe for your child. It is best to not try new foods or ingredients on a special day. Pancakes Make heart-shaped  pancakes  for breakfast. Or make them as "breakfast...

Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza for the Super Bowl

Are you ready for some football? Sunday is Super Bowl 50! What goes better with football than pizza? This gluten-free, vegan pizza crust recipe from Brooklyn Allergy Mom, Heidi Bayer, will be a winner no matter which team you are rooting for! Gluten-free Vegan Pizza Crust (recipe inspired by the Minimalist Baker) Recipe by Heidi Bayer, Brooklyn Allergy Mom After trying everyone else’s recipe for pizza crust, including mixes, recipes, etc. (and being disappointed), I decided to set out...

Show You #TealLove Someone with Food Allergies 

Share the #TealLove this Valentine's Day! What is #TealLove? It is being inclusive of those with food allergies by: Encouraging non-food gifts and treats Having allergy-friendly options if there are food treats Pledging to read food labels to help keep kids with food allergies safe One in 13 U.S. kids has a food allergy. Help us spread awareness and encourage inclusiveness by sharing these awareness ribbons. You can use them as your profile pictures on social media: How to...

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