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Plan Ahead to Reduce Your Holiday Stress From Food Allergies

Holidays should be a joyous time spent with friends and family. But holidays focused around food can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. These tips will help you avoid food allergy reactions during holiday celebrations. Keep the Focus on the Holiday, Not the Food Every family celebrates holidays in their own unique way – often filled with special foods and traditions. Find ways to focus on the holiday and the time together. This could mean making new traditions.

Pollen Immunotherapy May Relieve Oral Allergy Syndrome Symptoms in Children

We know that children with pollen food allergy syndrome (PFAS) also suffer from seasonal allergies. A new study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston shows that allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effective in reducing PFAS symptoms for pediatric patients.

New Studies on the Role of Oral Food Challenges in Food Allergy Diagnosis and Eczema

Oral food challenges (OFCs) are the gold standard for allergists when diagnosing a food allergy. The person being tested is given a very small dose of the food by mouth under the supervision of a board-certified allergist to test for a severe reaction. Two medically challenging cases being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston contain new information on the benefits of OFCs when diagnosing food allergies.

AAFA and KFA Talk About Preventing Food Allergies With Pediatricians

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently exhibited at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference. We learned the latest news in pediatrics and food allergies. We also spoke with doctors about the food allergy and asthma programs and services we offer. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.

17% of Children With Food Allergies May Have a Sesame Allergy

Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing—whose utility has been controversial—accurately predicts whether a child with food allergy is allergic to sesame. The research was published on Oct. 28 in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.

Sesame Seed Allergy Alert - New York Style Sausage Co. Pork Products

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Raw Pork Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen For Immediate Release November 2, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Veronika Pfaeffle (202) 720-9113 FSISpress@usda.gov Announcement WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because New York Style Sausage Co., a Sunnyvale, Calif. establishment, sold 77 pounds of raw pork sausage products that...

Mom and Daughter Rally Local Businesses to Make Local Halloween Festival Food-Allergy Friendly

The community of Clifton Springs, New York, attends a popular Halloween festival every year called Spooktacular. Families come in costume for the games, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, haunted house and dance party. And, of course, the trick-or-treating. After hearing about TEALOWEEN on the KFA community, Stasi had an idea to see if she could make Spooktacular more food-allergy friendly.

Milk Allergy Alert - Golden Dragon Cookies Chinese Almond Cookies

Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Chinese Almond Cookies For immediate Release October 22, 2019 Contacts Consumers 312-842-8199 Announcement Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc.,of Chicago, Illinois is recalling Golden Dragon Inc. Chinese Almond Cookies, because it may contain undeclared Milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Golden...

Soy and Milk Allergy Alerts - MawMaw's Chicken Pies and Meat Products

MawMaw's Chicken Pies Recalls Chicken and Meat Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 099-2019 Health Risk: High Date: Oct 18, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Maria Machuca (202) 720-9113 FSISpress@usda.gov WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2019 – MawMaw’s Chicken Pies, a Kernersville, N.C. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken pie and meatloaf products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

It’s Complicated: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes

Air travel with food allergies can be complicated. Each airline has different food allergy policies, if they have any at all. Because of this, it is important for people with food allergies to have easy access to epinephrine in case of a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis [anna-fih-LACK-sis] while in the air. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) advocates for airlines to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on planes.

AAFA Explains Potential Halloween Hazards for Kids With Food Allergies

Halloween is typically a time for kids to let their imaginations run wild and have fun with friends but for kids with severe food allergies, trick-or-treating can be difficult and dangerous. Children may accidentally encounter candy that can trigger an allergic reaction. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to ensure there is greater awareness and proper labeling to prevent allergic reactions.

Fish Allergy Alert - Samurai Furikake Popcorn 5oz. Package

Samurai, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Fish In Furikake Popcorn 5oz. Package For Immediate Release October 14, 2019 Contacts Consumers Samurai, Inc. 1-808- 833-4779 Announcement Samurai, Inc. of Honolulu, Hawaii is conducting a voluntary recall on 16,660 packages of Furikake Popcorn, because it may contain undeclared Fish. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The...

Soy and Milk Allergy Alerts - Schwan's Garlic Herb Shrimp

Fisherman’s Pride Processors Issues Recall of Shrimp Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Milk and Soy Allergens For Immediate Release October 10, 2019 Contact Consumers: Fisherman's Pride Processors 1-844-417-9933 Announcement Fisherman’s Pride Processors Inc. of Vernon, CA is recalling 100 bags of Schwan’s Brand “Garlic Herb Shrimp” with date code 4A924608xx-B1 due to undeclared milk and soy. People who have allergic or sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of serious or...

Milk and Egg Allergy Alert - Whole Food Market White Parkerhouse Rolls

Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk & Egg In White Parkerhouse Rolls Issued by Four Whole Foods Market Stores in Midwest For Immediate Release October 09, 2019 Contacts Consumers 1-844-936-8255 Media: Olivia Petersen oliviapetersen@wholefoods.com Announcement Four Whole Foods Market stores in the Midwest region are voluntarily recalling White Parkerhouse Rolls because they may contain undeclared milk and egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens run the risk...

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