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Tell the FDA to List Sesame as a Major Food Allergen on Food Labels

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is standing up for people allergic to sesame. We joined with a consumer advocacy group to ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add sesame to the list of ingredients that must be disclosed on food labels. Currently, only eight allergens - milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy - are listed on food labels . Allergens not on that list - such as sesame – are sometimes called non top-8 allergens. AAFA and the...

Updated: I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Products Linked to E. coli Infection

CDC, FDA, and several states are investigating an outbreak of 12 illnesses of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 reported from several states. Epidemiologic information collected to date indicates that I. M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter products might be contaminated with this harmful bacteria and are a likely source of this outbreak. CDC recommends that people not eat or serve these products.

AllergyEats Releases Annual Top 10 List of Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

In-N-Out Burger Joins AllergyEats' Annual Top 10 List of Best Restaurants for People With Food Allergies In-N-Out Burger is the first fast-food restaurant to make the annual top 10 list from AllergyEats, an allergy-friendly dining guide. AllergyEats released its 2017 restaurant list this week. There is another newcomer to the list - a small chain called the Flatbread Company. On AllergyEats, diners can base their ratings on a restaurant's ability to accommodate food allergies. The website...

How to Plan Food Allergy-Friendly Meals for the Whole Family

Do you want to eat healthier and have more time in your day? We have two words to help you as you care for your family with food allergies: menu planning! Menu planning can help you keep your 2017 resolutions to get organized and eat healthily. Some families with multiple food allergies wind up cooking separate meals each night. This can be overwhelming. Instead, try to find foods and preferences everyone has in common. Aim to prepare food for everyone so you don’t have to cook multiple...

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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