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...

Show Your Valentine #TealLove with Non-Food Gifts

Allergy-Friendly Ideas for Valentine's Day Valentine's Day has long been associated with candy and sweets. For children with food allergies, this can mean being excluded or feeling unsafe. Focusing on non-food gifts allows them to safely enjoy the holiday. Exchanging Valentines is a fun tradition in schools. Most of us have fond memories of exchanging Valentines with our friends and classmates. Talk with your child's teacher in advance about having a safe and inclusive celebration. Many...

Sulfite Allergy Alert - European Natural Foods & Trading Co. Brian's Cauliflower

European Natural Food & Trading Co. Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Product For Immediate Release Contact Consumers European Natural Food & Trading Co, Inc. (973) 553-1896 Firm Press Release European Natural Food & Trading Co, Inc. of Paterson, NJ is recalling Brian's Cauliflower 83 oz. due to undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these...

Tree Nut (Pecans) Allergy Alert - House of Flavors Purple Cow Cookie Butter Ice Cream

House of Flavors Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans in Purple Cow Cookie Butter Ice Cream For Immediate Release January 27, 2016 Contact Consumers House of Flavors 1-800-930-7740, ext. 2229 Media Tom Watkins 231-845-7369 ext. 2229 Firm Press Release House of Flavors, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a small batch of 8 oz. cups of Purple Cow Limited Edition Cookie Butter Ice Cream, sold at Meijer stores, that contain Purple Cow Butter Pecan Ice Cream with a Purple Cow Butter Pecan lid.

Tree Nut (Almond) Allergy Alert - Figi's Classic Marzipan

Figi's Issues Recall Alert on Mislabeled Marzipan For Immediate Release January 27, 2016 Contact Consumers Figi's 1-800-437-3817 Media Sheri Dick 715-384-1462 Firm Press Release Figi's Companies, Inc. of Marshfield, WI is recalling 8 ounce packages of "Classic Marzipan" because the ingredients are not properly labeled and the product contains undeclared almonds. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Australia Tennis Match Interrupted by Anaphylaxis

Tennis fans interrupted the Australian Open to save a woman from a severe allergic reaction. Someone in the crowd tossed epinephrine – the first treatment used for anaphylaxis, or a severe allergic reaction – from an upper deck to rush it to her aid. In the U.S., laws to allow access to stock epinephrine in public places, like sports stadiums, are beginning to take shape. New Jersey passed such a law earlier this month. Is your state considering a similar law? Check and take...

Do You Know When and How to Use Epinephrine for Allergy Emergencies?

A recent study asked 859 families about the food allergy care they received from their allergist and pediatrician. Some of the questions were about the way they were treated. Other questions were about the information they were given. The results showed both good news and bad news. Most parents felt very good about their doctors Nearly all said that they were treated with courtesy and respect. They also said that the doctor listened to their questions and concerns. “I was happy to see...

Sulfite Allergy Alert - AA USA Trading Dried Kiwi and Dried Mango

AA USA Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites and Colors in AA Brand Dried Kiwi and Dried Mango For Immediate Release January 22, 2016 Contact Consumers Mei Zhang (732) 651-9948 Firm Press Release AA USA Trading Inc. of South River, NJ is recalling is recalling both dried kiwi and dried mango products packaged under the AA brand in 8-ounce plastic bags, because they may contain undeclared sulfites and colors. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites or...

Milk Allergy Alert - Home Made Ravioli Company Beef Ravioli Products - EXPANDED

Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc. Recalls Beef Ravioli Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens and Produced Without Benefit of Inspection Class I Recall 009-2016 Health Risk: High Jan 23, 2016 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Kristen Booze (202) 720-9113 EDITORS NOTE: This release is being reissued to expand the January 23, 2016 recall to include additional products. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in poundage and production...

Infant Fed Only Almond Milk Develops Scurvy from Lack of Nutrients

A recent report shows the dangers of feeding infants alternative milks instead of breast milk or formula. Doctors diagnosed an 11-month-old infant with scurvy, according to a report in Medical Daily . The baby boy was breastfed for two months. He developed a skin condition due to suspected milk allergy and his diet was changed to just almond milk. The almond milk caused a lack of nutrition, including vitamin C. The baby had bone fractures and was immobile. Doctors diagnosed him with scurvy.

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