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College Student with Food Allergies Relies on Friends to Help Keep Herself Safe

How is Valentine's Day different when you are diagnosed with multiple food allergies at 19? Kylee Christensen is 21 and is a college junior studying criminal justice in Illinois. At 19, she had a severe allergic reaction and was diagnosed allergic to multiple foods. Kids With Food Allergies and Kylee recently chatted online about how she manages romance, food allergies and college friendships while away at school. We spotted Kylee when she posted a picture of an "emergency box" she keeps in...

Dating Decisions: Ways Teens with Food Allergies Can Stay Safe

Dating as a teenager should be fun. But for a teenager with food allergies, dating can be tough, especially around food-centric holidays like Valentine’s Day. While many teenagers take for granted many parts of dating—like where to eat, where to go or even kissing—those with food allergies have to think ahead. Parents should help teens develop a plan for talking to dates about their allergies. Teens should also be sure to bring their emergency medication with them. And if...

Soy Allergy Alert - Giant Eagle Japanese Hand Breaded Cod Fillets

Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Japanese Hand Breaded Cod Fillets Due to an Undeclared Soy Allergen For Immediate Release February 8, 2016 Contact Consumers Media Dan Donovan 412-967-4551 Firm Press Release All lot codes up to and including February 8, 2016 of Giant Eagle brand Japanese Breaded Cod Fillets, prepared and sold from the Seafood department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through February 4, 2016 have been voluntarily recalled...

Milk, Egg, Wheat, Fish Allergy Alert - Fresh Express Chopped Romaine Salad

Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Chopped Romaine Salad Due to Undeclared Allergens For Immediate Release February 6, 2016 Contact Consumers (800) 242-5472 (M-F 8am – 7pm EST) Media Donna Watkins (512) 266-0832 Firm Press Release Salinas, California – Fresh Express Incorporated is announcing a precautionary recall of a limited quantity of 32-ounce Fresh Express Chopped Romaine with a Product Code of G034A06A and Use-By Date of February 19 due...

Peanut Allergy Alert - TF Foods Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)

TF Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo) For Immediate Release February 5, 2016 Contact Consumers John Pantaya 562-220-2666 Firm Press Release TF Foods of Paramount, CA is recalling its 10.60 ounce packages of "Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)" food treats because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert (Pistachio) - BJ's Wholesale Deli Meats

BJ's Wholesale Club Announces Recall of Deli Meats Due to Undeclared Pistachios in Product For Immediate Release February 5, 2016 Contact Consumers BJ's Member Care Dept 800-896-0847 Firm Press Release BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., is voluntarily issuing a recall of Cittero Mortadella and deli meats sold from January 20 through February 3, 2016 due to a possible exposure to a tree nut allergen (pistachio). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pistachios run the risk of serious or...

New Food Find: Peanut-Free and Soy-Free SunButter

This #NewFoodFind is exciting for those allergic to soy. In January 2016, SunButter® LLC began dry roasting their sunflower kernels on new top of the line roasting equipment. SunButter Sunflower Butter will now be produced in one continuous process from field to table. This will ensure a finished product that is free from all of the top 8 food allergens. SunButter produced on the new equipment will arrive on store shelves in the spring of 2016. The packages will carry a 'Now Soy Free'...

Allergy-Friendly Recipes for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to make time to be together and to show your loved ones how much you care for them. Making a fun Valentine's meal or dessert at home may be safer than trying to eat at a restaurant on a busy holiday.  Remember to check all labels to ensure ingredients are safe for your child. It is best to not try new foods or ingredients on a special day. Pancakes Make heart-shaped  pancakes  for breakfast. Or make them as "breakfast...

Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza for the Super Bowl

Are you ready for some football? Sunday is Super Bowl 50! What goes better with football than pizza? This gluten-free, vegan pizza crust recipe from Brooklyn Allergy Mom, Heidi Bayer, will be a winner no matter which team you are rooting for! Gluten-free Vegan Pizza Crust (recipe inspired by the Minimalist Baker) Recipe by Heidi Bayer, Brooklyn Allergy Mom After trying everyone else’s recipe for pizza crust, including mixes, recipes, etc. (and being disappointed), I decided to set out...

Show You #TealLove Someone with Food Allergies 

Share the #TealLove this Valentine's Day! What is #TealLove? It is being inclusive of those with food allergies by: Encouraging non-food gifts and treats Having allergy-friendly options if there are food treats Pledging to read food labels to help keep kids with food allergies safe One in 13 U.S. kids has a food allergy. Help us spread awareness and encourage inclusiveness by sharing these awareness ribbons. You can use them as your profile pictures on social media: How to...

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...

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