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How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

If you’ve ever shopped for white chocolate, you may have noticed that it’s not particularly allergy friendly. Most of it carries nut cross-contact warnings, and it always contains both milk and soy. The few dairy-free white chocolates out there still contain soy. Not even Enjoy Life sells a top 8 free white chocolate. When I started thinking about this blog post, I wanted to bring white chocolate to the top 8 free community. TOP 8 FREE WHITE CHOCOLATE Ingredients 4 ounces food grade cocoa...

Are Local Summer Programs Required to Accommodate My Child With Food Allergies?

Many towns, cities and counties offer camps and summer programs. They are often less expensive than private day camps and sleep-away camps, making them attractive to local families. Each spring, parents ask Kids With Food Allergies, “Are local summer camps required to accommodate my child with food allergies?” The answer is yes. These camps must accept children with food allergies and asthma. The camp must make adjustments for full participation. This may mean offering allergen-free meal...

Can You Bring Outside Food to Restaurants If You Have a Food Allergy?

People with food allergies can have a hard time eating at restaurants. Sometimes, you can’t avoid a restaurant where it’s difficult to order a safe meal. Three attorneys from the Allergy Law Project answer the question: can a person with allergies bring outside food into a restaurant if a safe meal is not available? Unfortunately, there is not a lot of legal guidance on this specific issue.

Allergy Alert: Justin's Snack Packs Changing to Wheat Pretzels

Justin’s is ending its gluten-free Snack Packs and switching to a wheat variety. The nut butter snack company said it made the decision based on consumer feedback. The gluten-free Snack Packs were part of Target’s Made to Matter program in 2015 and were sold only from July to December of last year. Justin's said the new Snack Pack is launching this spring. The new product is labeled “New Wheat Pretzels” and comes in three flavors: Maple Almond Butter, Classic Almond Butter, and Chocolate...

Milk Allergy Alert - Northern Tier Bakery Tuna Salad Wedge Sandwich

Northern Tier Bakery LLC Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Tuna Salad Wedge Sandwich For Immediate Release March 9, 2016 Contact Consumers Northern Tier Bakery LLC 1-855-468-6972 Media Gary Hanson 602-286-1777 Announcement TEMPE, Arizona – Northern Tier Bakery LLC is voluntarily recalling 4.5 oz. Tuna Salad Sandwiches sold under the brand names SuperMom's Kitchen (763913801248), Take Away Café (763913107029), and Express Café (763913801248) due to mislabeling...

Sulfite Allergy Alert - Best Cash & Carry Rose Brand Dry Apricot (Turkey)

Best Cash & Carry Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Apricots For Immediate Release March 8, 2016 Contact Consumers Best Cash & Carry Inc. 718-786-8961 Announcement Best Cash & Carry, 56-30 56 Street, Maspeth, NY 11378 is recalling ROSE BRAND DRY APRICOT (TURKEY), because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. The recalled ROSE BRAND DRY APRICOT...

Celebrate Pi(e) Day 2016 with #Pi4All Allergy-Friendly Pie Photo Contest

In honor of Pi Day (3.14), So Delicious® Dairy Free is hosting its second annual Instagram contest called Pi(e) 4 All (#Pi4All), celebrating allergy awareness. For every photo of allergy-friendly pie uploaded to Instagram, and tagged with #Pi4All and @so_delicious, between Saturday, March 12 and Monday, March 14, So Delicious will donate $3.14 to KFA. Additionally, one lucky winner will receive a Visa gift card worth $314 for their photo!

Soy Allergy Alert - Eatin' Alive Thai Peanut Noodles and Thai Wrap

Eatin' Alive Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Thai Peanut Noodles and Thai Wrap For Immediate Release March 7, 2016 Contact Consumers Eatin' Alive 503-365-4469 Announcement Eatin' Alive of Portland, Oregon is recalling Thai Peanut Noodles and Thai Wrap, because they contain undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Products were distributed in Oregon Portland...

Follow KFA on Instagram for All the Allergy-friendly Foods at Natural Products Expo West

Are you excited to see the newest allergy-friendly foods? Follow @ kidswithfoodallergies on Instagram as we check out the new products at Natural Products Expo West on March 11-12 . Hundreds of companies attend this event to show off their latest foods. We'll tag our photos with # NewFoodFind and tell you what you can look forward to buying in 2016. Many of these foods are free of eggs, dairy, gluten, or even free of all top-8 allergens.

Tree Nut (Cashew) Allergy Alert - Specialty Commodities Dry Roasted Almonds

Specialty Commodities, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashew Allergen in Dry Roasted Almonds For Immediate Release March 7, 2016 Contact Consumers Specialty Commodities, Inc. 701-282-8222 Media Steve Schrier 312-634-8484 Announcement Specialty Commodities, Inc., (SCI) of Fargo, N.D., a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), is recalling a specific lot of dry roasted almonds because they may contain undeclared cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to...

Tree Nut (Cashew) Allergy Alert - Gretchen's Shoebox Express Cheese and Fruit Bistro Box

Voluntary Recall of Cheese and Fruit Bistro Box for Undisclosed Allergen For Immediate Release March 5, 2016 Contact Consumers Customer Relations 1-800-782-7282 Announcement Gretchen’s Shoebox Express, a food packing establishment in Seattle, is voluntarily issuing a recall of the Cheese & Fruit Bistro Box (Item #11015085) with an “enjoy by date” of March 4, 2016 and earlier because the product may contain an undeclared tree nut allergen (cashews). People who have an allergy or severe...

Infants and Toddlers Require Special Attention with Epinephrine Autoinjectors

Press Release: Contact: Melissa Graham mgraham@aaaai.org (414) 272-6071 Onsite Press Room (March 4-7): (213) 743-6242 INFANTS AND TODDLERS REQUIRE SPECIAL ATTENTION WITH EPINEPHRINE AUTOINJECTORS Researchers at AAAAI Annual Meeting Believe Needles May Be Too Long for Standard Care Los Angeles, CA – What is the optimal needle length for infants and toddlers who need epinephrine? Researchers from Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, Ontario, asked this...

How Much Peanut Protein Can Be Found on Everyday Surfaces?

Press Release Contact: Melissa Graham mgraham@aaaai.org (414) 272-6071 Onsite Press Room (March 4-7): (213) 743-6242 HOW MUCH PEANUT PROTEIN CAN BE FOUND ON EVERYDAY SURFACES? Researchers Present Air and Surface Quantifications at AAAAI Annual Meeting Los Angeles, CA – For families managing food allergies, like peanut allergies, food avoidance is key. Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, however, wondered how much peanut exposure occurs in common environments like restaurants and...

What Happens to Food Allergies After Treatment with Oral Immunotherapy?

Press Release Contact: mgraham@aaaai.org (414) 272-6071 Onsite Press Room (March 4-7): (213) 743-6242 WHAT HAPPENS TO FOOD ALLERGIES AFTER TREATMENT WITH ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY? Research at AAAAI Annual Meeting shows many patients adhere to home dosing Los Angeles, CA – Researchers from Stanford University are reporting essential, long-term follow-up data for patients who achieved food allergy desensitization through multiple oral immunotherapy (OIT) protocols. During OIT, the patient consumes...

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