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NJ Governor Signs Law Allowing Access to Epinephrine in Public Places

Congratulations, New Jersey! Governor Christie has signed a bill into law expanding access to epinephrine auto-injectors in public places. What does this mean for you? Under the law, a person who has completed a training program will be allowed to give epinephrine to anyone experiencing a severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis . Certain public places and businesses (such as restaurants, amusement parks, theaters, camps, etc.) will be allowed to have auto-injectors available for food...

Tree Nut (Walnut) Allergy Alert - Market District and Giant Eagle New Year's Pretzels

Market District Voluntarily Recalls New Year's Pretzels Due to an Undeclared Walnut Allergen For Immediate Release January 5, 2016 Contact Consumers Market District Customer Care 1-866-620-0216 Media Dan Donovan media.relations@gianteagle.com 412-967-4551 Firm Press Release All lots of New Year's Pretzels prepared and sold individually from the Bakery department inside the Carmel Market District located at 11505 N Illinois Street in Carmel, Indiana since December 26 have been voluntarily...

Tree Nut (Almond) Allergy Alert - Cape Cod Provisions Cranberry Candy and Harvest Sweets

Cape Cod Provisions LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Product For Immediate Release January 6, 2016 Contact Consumers Cape Cod Provisions LLC 1-888-811-2379 Media Evan Tetreault 508-564-5840 Firm Press Release View Product Photos Cape Cod Provisions LLC of Pocasset, MA is recalling Cape Cod Cranberry Candy™ and Harvest Sweets™ Milk Chocolate/Dark Chocolate/Yogurt Covered Cranberry Blend (mix of all three varieties in the package) because they may contain...

Proposed Federal Bill Adds Sesame to List of Major Allergens

An important bill in Congress adds sesame to the list of major allergens that must be declared on a food label. Currently, only eight allergens - milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy - are listed on food labels . Allergens not on that list - such as sesame – are sometimes called non top-8 allergens. The Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015 (HR 4061) would make sesame the ninth allergen regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, the...

Noah Wraps up Our Epinephrine Awareness Campaign with a Little Help from His Friends

Noah loves Legos, Minecraft and Peanuts. No, not  those  peanuts! This cutie from Webster, NY took his gang of friends to the Peanuts movie to celebrate his seventh birthday. Along with his plush Charlie Brown, he took his epinephrine auto-injectors. That makes him the December winner to end our year-long #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine campaign. Noah is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, egg, sesame, mustard and sunflower. His mom Michelle said he hopes to be a scientist when...

Milk, Soy, Wheat Allergy Alert - Taylor Farms Pacific Signature Cafe Traditional Stuffing

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Recalls Signature Cafe Traditional Stuffing Due to Potential Undeclared Allergens For Immediate Release Contact Consumers Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. 209-830-3186 Safeway 1-877-SAFEWAY Firm Press Release Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, California is voluntarily recalling 190 cases of Signature Café Traditional Stuffing because the product label did not identify certain ingredients including soy, milk and wheat. The recalled product was sold in a...

Your Gift Will Be Doubled!

Dear Friend of Kids With Food Allergies, You are why we can help families with children with food allergies live healthier and safer lives. Now until the end of December,  every dollar you donate will be matched  by generous donors including So Delicious Dairy Free! They feel so strongly about our mission of keeping kids with food allergies safe and healthy that they want to double the impact of every dollar you give. You are why we can educate families with practical food...

Milk, Soy Allergy Alert - American Pure Whey Protein Products

American Pure Whey Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in Whey Protein Products. For Immediate Release December 23, 2015 Contact Consumers 888-399-0580 Firm Press Release American Pure Whey, New Bern, NC is recalling all lots distributed from 7/2015 to 09/2015 of the products 100% Pure Whey Protein Matrix and 100% Pure Whey Protein Isolate, because they may contain undeclared milk and soy that are present in the whey ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to...

Wheat, Soy Allergy Alert - Ocean Brand Masago Lake Smelt Roe

Ocean Group, Inc. Announces Recall of Ocean Brand Masago Lake Smelt Roe for Undeclared Allergens For Immediate Release December 17, 2015 Contact Consumers Kurt Kim 213-272-2758 Firm Press Release Los Angeles, CA-Ocean Group, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is recalling Ocean brand Masago Lake Smelt Roe product because product labels failed to declare food allergens Wheat and/or Soy, in their ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat or soy run the risk of a...

Food Allergy Tips for the Holidays: Keep Safe Foods Safe

The holidays are a time for family, friends and food. Make sure everyone who prepares, handles and serves food that your child will eat knows how to prevent cross contamination. Wash hands before and after eating or handling food, or keep wipes on hand. Hand sanitizer will not remove food proteins. Read the labels of all food ingredients. Be sure you know all the label reading tips ! Wash all prep areas and eating areas with a paper towel and commercial cleaner, or a new...

Dairy Allergy Alert - Zatarain's Red Beans and Rice Original

Voluntary Recall Notice for Zatarain's Red Beans and Rice Original due to Possible Health Risk from Undeclared Ingredients For Immediate Release December 17, 2015 Contact Consumers Zatarain's Consumer Affairs team 1-877-837-3796 Laurie Harrsen laurie_harrsen@mccormick.com (410) 527-8753 Firm Press Release GRETNA, La. - Zatarain's is initiating a voluntary recall of 8 oz boxes of Red Beans and Rice Original with a "BEST BY" date of  JUL 31 16Z distributed in the Midwest and Eastern...

Peanut, Wheat, Egg Allergy Alert - Mars Chocolate Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes

Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanuts, Wheat and Egg Ingredient for DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24.0 oz. Bag, Sold Only at One Major Retailer with Stores Across the U.S. For Immediate Release December 18, 2015 Contact Consumers 1-800-551-0704 Media 1-973-691-3536 Firm Press Release Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanuts, Wheat and Egg Ingredient for DOVE® Chocolate...

Food Allergy Safety Tip for the Holidays: Wait to Try New Foods

As a parent of a child with food allergies, you know how exciting it is to introduce a new food to your child's diet or to find a new food or product that everyone is talking about! December is a busy time with holidays. If you want to try new foods, wait until you have a peaceful day. Avoid feeding your child something new in a strange place or during a hectic time.  These are not the optimal times to try new foods: While you are traveling (whether by air, a long car...

How Food Allergies Broke the Internet in 2015

Top 4 Social Trends in Food Allergies in 2015 Food Allergy Awareness: On Twitter:  For the first time ever, a sitting U.S. President sent a message during Food Allergy Awareness Week. We shared President Barack Obama's message on Twitter: President Barack Obama shares a Presidential Message with everyone living with a #foodallergy . pic.twitter.com/6dAjHHW6ci — KidsW/FoodAllergies (@kfatweets) May 11, 2015 On Instagram:   It takes a village to keep kids with food...

Egg Allergy Alert - Sun Noodle Tonkotsu Ramen

Sun Noodle- New Jersey- Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Tonkotsu Ramen For Immediate Release December 14, 2015 Contact Consumers Pamela Ritz 1-844-201-1040 Firm Press Release Sun Noodle of Teterboro, NJ is voluntarily recalling its Tonkotsu Ramen because it may contain undeclared egg. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The Tonkotsu Ramen product was primarily sent...

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