Food Allergy News and Research

Modern Family Star, Julie Bowen, Talks About Anaphylaxis

Family Circle shares a Q&A with actress Julie Bowen who recently has been spreading awareness about anaphylaxis, a life-threatening type of allergic reaction. Julie Bowen's son is allergic to peanuts, walnuts and bees, and has partnered with Mylan Specialty to raise awareness through the Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis initiative. "As my son gets older, I cant be with him all the time, protecting him. So, I need to know that when I cant be with him, the people...

79% of Kids with Food Allergies Report Being Bullied

Allergic to Peanuts? Here's a PB&J, Say Bullies Bullying goes beyond name calling when it comes to food-allergic kids. "In a survey of 353 food-allergic kids and teens conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), 79 percent reported bullying, teasing, or harassment related to their food allergies. Of those bullied, 57 percent described events in which someone touched them with their allergen, waved it in front of them, or threw it at them." Read more as...

U.S. Sesame Seed Allergy Cases Are Rising

"A 2005 study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, named sesame allergy a 'significant, serious and growing problem,'" said Phil Lempert , a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of supermarketguru.com. "It's the No. 3 allergen in Israel, where children are commonly fed nutritious sesame products for protein and iron. In Australia, it's considered the No. 4 biggest allergen, and Canada and the European Commission require sesame to be listed as an allergen...

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