Food, Nutrition, Recipes

Read Candy Labels to Keep Your Sweetheart Safe

Around Valentine's Day, others may offer candy or treats to your child with food allergies. Make sure your child knows not to accept or eat any candy unless a parent or trusted adult has verified that it is safe to eat. Many candies look alike but can have different ingredients and advisory warnings. Many smaller candies are sold in larger packages and do not have an ingredient label on the individual pieces. Remind your child to not eat any candy until you can carefully check the ingredient...

Choose Safe Foods to Avoid Allergens

The only way to prevent allergic reactions is to avoid the foods you (or your child) are allergic to. It is important to know how to identify those foods, as well as to understand how foods are labeled in the U.S. Allergen Avoidance Lists The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food allergen label law requires foods to state if they contain a top 8 food allergen (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish, crustacean shellfish). Foods that contain these allergens must say so in plain...

Safe Eats Desserts Recipe Cookbook Contest

Attention, bakers, creators and dessert lovers! We’d like you to share your best, original allergy-friendly dessert recipes with the Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) community. Your recipe could be included in an upcoming KFA recipe e-book, Safe Eats® Desserts . You’ll also have a chance to win prizes and the acclaim of your friends and family! In partnership with So Delicious® Dairy Free , KFA is looking for the best vegan*, peanut and tree nut free desserts to share with our community.

Most Snyder's Pretzels Now Made in Peanut-Free Facility

Snyder’s of Hanover® said it has moved most of its pretzel-making to a facility free of peanuts. The company's pretzel line previously carried cross-contact warnings for peanut. Now, any snack made in the peanut-free plant will show a peanut-free symbol. Some varieties already show the new allergen information and are on sale now: Pretzel Minis Pretzel Sticks Pretzel Snaps Pretzel Rods Remaining products with updated graphics will be on store shelves by the end of the year. The company will...

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