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Food Allergy News and Research

Data Shows Early Introduction Has Led to a Decrease in Peanut Allergy

According to new research scheduled for presentation during the 2021 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Virtual Annual Meeting, despite finding that peanut allergy prevalence is still high among those with early introduction to peanut, the study authors did discover that early introduction led to a 16% decrease in peanut allergy.

Fighting for Lights of Hope In a Year of Darkness

Like many organizations, Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) , has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The food allergy community has been heavily impacted by several events of 2020: The public health emergency and economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Reduced production of allergy-friendly foods and food labeling changes due to the pandemic Record-breaking wildfires and health impacts related to natural disasters...

FDA Issues Warning to Whole Foods Market About Mislabeling of Allergens

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to a popular grocery chain for repeated food recalls due to undeclared allergens or mislabeled foods. As reported by Consumer Reports, the FDA Says Whole Foods Market Repeatedly Failed To Properly Label Foods With Allergens . Last year, the chain had 32 recalls because foods contained undeclared allergens. The U.S. requires that pre-packaged foods that contain one or more major food allergen must include the plain name of the allergen...

AAFA’s Medical Scientific Council Shares Statement on Early Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Questions for People With Allergies

"Recent media reports of reactions to the new Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, first out of the U.K. and now one report in the United States are stirring safety concerns for people with a history of serious allergies. It’s important to remember that we still don’t have the full details regarding the specifics of any of these reported reactions. Allergists, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are all keeping an eye on these...

Facebook Live Chat: A Discussion With the NIH on COVID-19, Food Allergies and Asthma

Join Kenneth Mendez, President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) , as he talks with experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) about the latest research on COVID-19, food allergies and asthma. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.) When: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, 1:30 – 2 p.m. ET (10:30 – 11 a.m. PT) Where: AAFA's Facebook page – watch the session live or later from your...

FDA Issued Guidance on Chocolate and Milk Allergy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published findings about the milk content of dark chocolate bars and chips made in the United States that were labeled “dairy free” or had similar free-from-milk claims. The study found that four of the 52 products tested had enough milk to possibly cause an allergic reaction. According to the FDA : "Milk is the most common undeclared food allergen, responsible for more than a third of all food product recalls caused by undeclared allergens in...

Viaskin™ Peanut Patch Not Approved in Its Present Form - DBV to Request Meeting With FDA

DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter regarding the Company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for investigational Viaskin™ Peanut (DBV712), a non-invasive, once-daily epicutaneous patch to treat peanut allergies in children ages 4 to 11 years.

Study Tests Best Ways to Remove Food Allergens From Surfaces

Many people are concerned about the food you can’t see – the food left on restaurant tables, school cafeteria tables and in the home kitchen . It’s a valid concern. Some cleaning methods don’t completely remove food allergens. A person with a food allergy may be at risk of having a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) from cross-contact if they eat their food off that surface. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has done a study called “ Allergen Removal and Transfer Using Wiping and...

Dupixent® (Dupilumab) Shows Positive Results for Eosinophilic Esophagitis During Clinical Trial

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi today announced positive results from Part A of the pivotal Phase 3 trial evaluating Dupixent® (dupilumab) in patients 12 years and older with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The trial met both of its co-primary endpoints, as well as all key secondary endpoints. Dupixent is the first and only biologic to show positive and clinically-meaningful results in this population as part of a Phase 3 trial.

Alert: Possible Malfunction of Amneal and Impax Laboratories Epinephrine Auto-Injector Devices

If you have received Amneal or Impax’s 0.3mg epinephrine auto-injector after December 20, 2018, should immediately visually inspect the auto-injector to confirm the presence of the yellow “stop collar” by following the instructions below. You can find photos to explain the steps in the letter sent to consumers . Epinephrine is a life-saving medicine for people with severe allergies. There are different devices available in the U.S. and each device has its own unique set of instructions.

Why It's Important to Carry Epinephrine With You Everywhere You Go When You Have Food Allergies

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and MedicAlert have teamed up to help you manage your child’s food allergies and prevent severe allergic reactions. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA). We’re asking you to “ACT” to manage your child’s allergies: “A” means have an action plan for anaphylaxis. “C” reminds you to carry important medicines and have your child wear a medical ID to alert others of their condition. “T” calls for having a treatment plan that includes...

How an Action Plan Can Help You Treat Anaphylaxis

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and MedicAlert have teamed up to help you manage your child’s food allergies and prevent severe allergic reactions. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA). We’re asking you to “ACT” to manage your child’s allergies: “A” means have an action plan for anaphylaxis. “C” reminds you to carry important medicines and have your child wear a medical ID to alert others of their condition. “T” calls for having a treatment plan that includes...

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