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.

New Food Find: Top-8 Free, Gluten-Free Baking Mixes and Corn-Free Powdered Sugar

Better Batter was created by a mom who wanted a gluten-free flour that would work cup for cup in her mother’s old recipes. The Better Batter All Purpose Flour Mix has been available for a few years. Today's #NewFoodFind profiles five baking mixes and corn-free powdered sugar. Better Batter Baking Mixes Better Batter mixes are free of all major allergens. They are Kosher (OU Pareve), Halal-certified and GMO-free. There are five mixes - you can find the ingredient list for each variety...

Tree Nut (Almond) Allergy Alert - Fresh Express Baby Spinach

Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of 12 oz. Baby Spinach Due to Possible Allergen Exposure For Immediate Release January 15, 2016 Contact Consumers Fresh Express Consumer Response Center 800-242-3472 Media Donna Watkins 512-266-0832 Firm Press Release Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily issuing a precautionary recall of 350 cases of 12 oz. Fresh Express Baby Spinach with a Product Code of G010A17A and Use-By Date of January 24 due to a possible exposure...

Milk Allergy Alert - Blendtech Uncle Buck's Fish Batter Mix

Blendtech Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergen in Uncle Buck's Fish Batter Mix - Original For Immediate Release January 15, 2016 Contact Consumers BlendTech Inc 1-844-265-7354 1-316-941-9660 Firm Press Release BlendTech Inc of Wichita, KS, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Uncle Buck's Fish Batter Mix - Original due to the presence of an undeclared milk ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic...

What Are Your Food Allergy Resolutions for 2016?

We asked: What are your food allergy resolutions for 2016? Here are some of your answers: Resolve to Put Myself First “I'm taking better care of me so I can take good care of everyone else.” -Kathryn Resolve to Learn to Cook New Dishes "My resolution was to learn to cook Asian cuisine safely managing our PN/TN/Sesame allergy. So far I have cooked Beef and Broccoli, Pork Fried Rice, Orange Chicken and Crab Rangoons. All were delicious and I can guarantee healthier than we...

Soy, Fish Allergy Alert - Kermit, Inc Peddlin' Rooster Gourmet Barbecue Sauces

Kermit, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy and Anchovies in Various Barbecue Sauces For Immediate Release January 11, 2016 Contact Consumers LaRon Keith (812) 797-3939 Firm Press Release Kermit, Inc. of DeLand, Florida is recalling products co-packed for Peddlin' Rooster, P.O. Box 1743, DeLand, Florida 32721, because of an undeclared allergen on the label. The undeclared allergen is soy and anchovies as an ingredient in Reduced Sodium Worcestershire Sauce and Organic Ketchup that is...

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