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Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

If your child accidentally eats the food they avoid, will their food allergy last longer? What about purposely eating the food during an in-office food challenge? Have you avoided in-office food challenges because you’re afraid a reaction will make the allergy worse? A recently published study can put your mind at ease. What the study was about Researchers followed a group of 512 infants allergic to milk and egg . These babies also had a strong likelihood for peanut allergy. The researchers...

Tree Nut Allergy Alert (Almond) - Lipari Foods Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Bean Products

Lipari Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Bean Products Due to Undeclared Almond For Immediate Release February 23, 2016 Contact Consumers Customer Service 800-729-3354 Media Michelle Voss Michelle_Voss@liparifoods.com 586-447-3500 ext. 9619 Announcement WARREN, Mich. - Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of dark chocolate covered coffee beans packaged by sister company JLM due to an undeclared allergen of tree nuts (almonds). People who have an allergy...

Sanofi US Parts Ways with Auvi-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Sanofi recalled all Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) last year . The company issued this statement today. Sanofi US to Return Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) Rights to kalo Press Release BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi announced today that the license and development agreement between Sanofi and kalo, formerly Intelliject Inc., the developer of Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP), will terminate later this year. At that time, all U.S. and Canadian rights will...

Peanut Allergy Alert - Uncle Bucks and Cabela's Classic Candies Maple Nut Candy Peg Bags

Rucker's Wholesale & Service Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Ingredient in Uncle Bucks & Cabela's Classic Candies Maple Nut Candy Peg Bags For Immediate Release February 23, 2016 Contact Consumers Rucker's Wholesale and Service Co. 618-945-2411 or 800-663-1857 Announcement Ruckers Wholesale and Service Co. of Bridgeport, IL is voluntarily recalling all of Uncle Bucks and Cabelas Classic Candies Maple Nut candy peg bag, due to the presence of an undeclared peanut...

Milk Allergy Alert - Wilderness Family Naturals Organic Coconut Milk Powder Products

Wilderness Family Naturals Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Organic Coconut Milk Powder And Products Containing Organic Coconut Milk Powder For Immediate Release February 12, 2016 Contact Consumers Wilderness Family Naturals info@wildernessfamilynaturals.com (800) 945-3801 Announcement Wilderness Family Naturals of Silver Bay, MN, is voluntarily recalling its Wilderness Family Naturals Organic Coconut Milk Powder and other products that contain this ingredient due to potential milk...

Peanut Allergy Alert - Best Foods Deer Brand Cumin Powder

Best Foods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Deer Brand Cumin Powder 7 Ounce and Deer Brand Cumin Powder 14 Ounce For Immediate Release February 22, 2016 Contact Consumers Abdul Paracha 1-732-650-1300 Ext 222 Announcement Best Foods Inc. 30 Saw Mill Pond Rd,. Edison, NJ is recalling its 7 ounce packages and 14 oz. packages of Deer brand Cumin Powder because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening...

Survey: What Are Your Thoughts on Possible Food Allergy Treatments?

AAFA is working with researchers at Northwestern University who are currently conducting a pilot study called "Parental Therapy Preferences for Children with Food Allergy". Parents of children with food allergies are invited to complete an online survey about your thoughts on possible food allergy treatments. This study aims to better understand the needs of patients and their families when deciding on a therapy in order to improve current and future therapy options. All responses will be...

British Airways Sets New Policy for Passengers with Nut Allergies

British Airways is becoming the first major airline with an official policy asking passengers not to eat nuts in flight. The updated allergy-friendly policy took effect February 18, 2016. Passengers can still carry nutty foods and snacks aboard. But they will be asked not to eat them if they are sitting near a person with that allergy during the flight. When a passenger says they have a nut allergy, flight crews will make an announcement, said an airline spokesperson. Crews will make an...

Fish Allergy Alert - Fresh Creative Foods H-E-B Tartar Sauce

Fresh Creative Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovy) in H-E-B Tartar Sauce For Immediate Release February 21, 2016 Contact Consumers H-E-B Customer Relations 210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113 Announcement VISTA, CA - Fresh Creative Foods is recalling 8oz containers of H-E-B Tartar Sauce due to an undeclared fish (anchovy) allergen. Some plastic tubs have the correctly labeled Cocktail Sauce lid with a container labeled as Tartar Sauce when the actual contents are Cocktail...

Peanut Allergy Alert - Flying Food Group Edamame Hummus Wrap

Flying Food Group, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Wraps Due to Adulteration, Misbranding, and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall 019-2016 Health Risk: High Feb 19, 2016 Congressional and Public Affairs Veronika Medina (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2016 Flying Food Group, LLC, a Grapevine, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,006 pounds of Edamame Hummus Wrap products due to adulteration and misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and...

Egg Allergy Alert - Peking Food Chef Hon Brand Steamed Buns

Peking Food LLC Issues Allergy Alert For Undeclared Egg in Assorted Chef Hon Brand Steamed Buns For Immediate Release February 18, 2016 Contact Consumers Peking Food LLC 1-888-686-7888 Announcement PEKING FOOD LLC of BROOKLYN, NY, is recalling Chef Hon brand STEAMED BUNS WITH SEAFOOD & VEGETABLE and STEAMED BUNS WITH SEAFOOD MARINATED IN XO-SAUCE, because they contain undeclared eggs . People who have an allergy to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if...

Does Environment Play a Role in the Development of Food Allergy?

A study found that Australian-born children with Asian mothers are more likely to have a nut allergy than Asian-born children who moved to the country. The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the University of Melbourne looked at 57,000 five-year olds. Researchers said children born in Asia who migrated to Australia were at a decreased risk for food allergy. They said the study suggests that something about the Asian environment protects against food allergy. The study was published in...

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