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Re: Oct 17 Food Allergy in Asthmatic Children (Free Webinar)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma, Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis: Symptoms, Risks, Treatment (Video and Resources) If you missed our free webinar with Dr. David Stukus, we have it archived with a list of informative resources. You can view the hour-long video at your convenience. It contains critical information for families managing both food allergies and asthma. Dr. Stukus reviewed the signs and symptoms of asthma and food allergy, the risks associated when a patient has both diseases, and how to determine if symptoms...
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Re: Wheat Allergy Alert: Tay Ho Cured Pork, Tay Ho Cured Pork Sausage, Don Cafe Cured Pork and Pate Gan Tay Ho Liverwurst Spread

KFA News Team ·
California Firm Recalls Additional Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class II Recall 046-2013 Health Risk: Low Aug 29, 2013 Congressional and Public Affairs Adam Tarr (202) 720-9113 Editor's Note: This release is being reissued to expand the August 23, 2013 recall to include additional products and an additional allergen. WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 – Westlake Foods, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling a total of approximately 69,123 pounds of cured pork...
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Re: Practical Food Allergy Management: A Quick Guide

MAM-mom ·
Great guide! I like the tips in the right corner, "Take all Food allergies seriously" and "Trace amounts of food can cause a reaction."
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

maple ·
My dd received the flu shot for the first time this year. She has had severe reactions to miniscule amounts of egg. But she had no reaction to the flu shot! It was quite a relief. Her allergist, who sees many kids with severe egg allergy, said at most he's seen a few kids with minor reactions. The vast majority have not reacted at all.
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Missy24 ·
My son ate cashews by the handful with absolutely no reaction and then went into anaphylactic shock after eating one. How does that fit into this? This stated that if you can eat something without reaction you aren't allergic. He reacted to walnuts which now that we've had testing are still high but lower than both peanuts and cashews.
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

aost ·
Missy24, sorry to hear that your son had a severe reaction to cashew. Unfortunately you can develop allergies at any time, so in his case he was not allergic before but then became allergic. The article is referring to testing positive to a food but being able to eat it without reaction. Some docs will run a panel to whole list of foods, even if the patient has only reacted to one. This can lead to avoiding more foods than is necessary as there is a high chance of false positives with...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

TeddyCan ·
We often mess up between food allergy and food intolerance. Food allergy usually comes on suddenly. Even a small amount of food can trigger an allergic reaction. Food allergy appens every time you eat that particular foo and can be life-threatening too. On the other hand, food intolerance generally comes on graduall and occurs when you eat a lot of that particular food. It is not life-threatening
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

AGlick0927 ·
Hello! My 2.5 year old daughter has tested positive to peanuts, tree nuts, egg and dairy on a skin test (2 different times) She has had reactions to both egg and dairy, however she has never ingested any nuts. We just received the results of her first ever blood test and it confirmed egg and dairy, however it came back negative to all nuts! We will be scheduling an in office peanut challenge. My question is, since I know that false negatives are more rare than false positives, should I feel...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lianne Godfrey ·
Hi There, I would really appreciate your guidance. My boy who is now over 3 years has had 3 reactions to eating hake. The 1st one happened when he was 6 months old and the 2 times after happened when he was just over 1 year. His symptoms occur about 2 hours after ingestion, vomiting severely for a few hours, lethargic and non-responsive until it is all out his system. The last episode he did have runny tummy the day after. On all 3 occasions we took him to emergency to be monitored. They...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lara707 ·
I realize your post is from 2012 but in reading the comments trying to find a solution for my daughter's situation, I had to write in the event you were still having issues. Please google PANDAS in regards to your daughter's violent behavior after having Strep throat. There is a direct link. It has been in the news a lot recently. https://www.webmd.com/children...-scary-kids-disorder
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Re: Milk Allergy Alert: NuGO Bars

Amazon421 ·
I had an anaphalactic reaction after eating one of these bars for breakfast last year. I lost consciousness while on the phone to my mother and was taken to the ER via ambulance after she called a neighbor. I assumed it was something else I must have come into contact with (although it was the only thing I had eaten that morning). I stupidly continued to eat the bars, getting sick every time (although not as bad). I thought it must have been one of the other ingredients, since it was milk...
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Re: Milk Allergy Alert: NuGO Bars

cheymom ·
Amazon421! We are glad you joined us. I am so sorry you had a reaction to this product. It sounds like a lot of people have had similar problems and it should have recalled sooner. Be sure and check out our Anaphylaxis forum. I think you will find a lot of support & advice. http://community.kidswithfooda...um/forum/anaphylaxis
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Jennifer Roberge ·
Thank you for this very detailed explanation. However, I'm not sure I agree with this statement "if your child can eat a food without developing any symptoms, then they are unlikely to be allergic to that food." My son has tested negative to pretty much every allergy skin prick and blood test - only positive to hazelnuts one time and walnuts another time, both in skin prick tests. He suffered from severe eczema, head to toe, and we were looking for answers. There was no particular food that...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

njlisa ·
My daughter is now 13 and has always had belly issues. She had skin and RAST testing done as a toddler with no indications of food allergies. At 11 her belly isues worsened and RAST testing was redone with nujmerous positive results. We did skin testing and she was found to be allergic to milk, egg yolk, and fish. She has what you term a Non-IgE mediated reaction. Oncethe foods were fully eliminated from her diet her belly issues went away, she was no longer bloated and felt much better.
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

lindsayanne0 ·
Originally Posted by Jennifer Roberge: Thank you for this very detailed explanation. However, I'm not sure I agree with this statement "if your child can eat a food without developing any symptoms, then they are unlikely to be allergic to that food." My son has tested negative to pretty much every allergy skin prick and blood test - only positive to hazelnuts one time and walnuts another time, both in skin prick tests. He suffered from severe eczema, head to toe, and we were looking for...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

camnicemm ·
Any thoughts or direction on behavioral issues due to food? My now 6 year old daughter never had any stomach issues, eczema, or anything else, but she became absolutely uncontrollable (threatening to kill me, punching, kicking)after a strep infection back in February. I figured something had to have happened and had the doctor do all the gluten related bloodwork since it was just not her and her oldest brother is GFCF. Sure enough, it came back positive. The allergist put her on an...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Maggie K ·
I had my son tested IgE with an allergist because of his eczema condition. We knew his allergy to milk at age of one, hives right after 1 oz of whole milk. He was bs mostly the first 6 months, then alimentum after. He had regular Similic couple times before 6 months but no reactions. His IgE for milk is 6.29, so I think it confirmed his milk allergy. He is still on alimentum and he is 16 1/2 months. His IgE for egg white is above 50, I had not introduced egg to him yet, but with the MMR (had...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

aost ·
Recent research shows that the flu shot is tolerated by almost everyone with an egg allergy: http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/resourcespre.php?id=163&title=Is_the_flu_vaccine_safe_for_egg_allergy? My son gets his flu shot in divided doses in the allergist's office. He is anaphylactic to even trace amounts of egg and has never had a reaction to the flu shot. Our allergist says that in recent years, the amount of egg protein in the flu shot is almost nothing. Before my son developed...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

gale1965 ·
My daughter (now 16 years old) was diagnosed at age 2 and had two subsequent positive skin tests to peanuts and tree nuts, but has never had a reaction at all other than her first (to walnut) at about 1 yr old. So I was hoping that the peanut positive was a false positive all along. We had component testing done recently, using the Uknow peanut test through Phadia (Thermo Fisher Scientific) which we were told was more comprehensive and accurate and the results show a severe peanut allergy.
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

MamaOf6 ·
My son is extremely allergic to egg and gelatin when used in vaccines. When he was 4 years old, he had a severe reaction to his shots. Two months later, he received the flu vaccine (h1n1 as well as reg flu) and had the same reaction within 15 minutes. We saw an allergist who did a skin test proving it was the gelatin and egg. He has heart defects so we tried to do the multi-step flu shot, and he had an immediate reaction. Hives, rapid breathing and pulse, burning inside, lethargy. When he...
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

scadiz ·
I don't feel like this is right, because my little one had a flu shot and he is allergic to eggs and had a severe reaction to it.
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
I'm sorry to hear that your children had reactions to the flu vaccine. Other components of the flu vaccine like gelatin can cause allergic reactions in some children. Your allergist can sort that out. And of course, if your child did have a reaction to the vaccine, as the article said, that is a different scenario and you'd have to follow up with an allergist for as well.
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

aost ·
Our allergist says that they have never had an egg-allergic child react iwith ana to the flu vaccine. They give it in the office to be on the safe side (they have all the rescue meds in the unlikely event there should be a reaction). My son has had it the past three years without any issues whatsoever. My son is ana to trace amounts of egg--he has reacted to cross-contamination. He also has asthma and if he gets the flu, he is at increased risk of hospitalization or even death. We have...
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

Rynda ·
My daughter is allergic to eggs and has never passed a flu vaccine skin test. This year is the first time she's ever had a flu vaccine. She developed a rash (not common with her) several hours later. While this may be a reaction to something else, I'm reluctant to have her vaccinated again unless she outgrows the allergy. Her doctor dismissed my concerns completely. We're looking for a new allergist.
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Re: Milk Allergy Alert: NuGO Bars

heyabbott ·
I'm glad they finally recalled their products. My son actually had a reaction from one of their bars last year, and I had to give him the epi-pen. When I spoke with them they assured me there was no milk or traces of milk in their products. I don't think they are counting my son's reaction in their count of only one reaction reported so far. It's too bad that they did not act when I told them about our reaction so no subsequent reactions would've happened with anybody else. It is going to be...
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Re: The AllergyEats 2014 List of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

N Myeza ·
My daughter has severe allergic reaction to soy/soya bean. She ate gluten free pretzels containing soy lecithin and she didn't react although she still reacts to soy/soya containing products. I guess it has to do with conten/amount.......
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Re: The AllergyEats 2014 List of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

yvonne ·
Originally Posted by N Myeza: My daughter has severe allergic reaction to soy/soya bean. She ate gluten free pretzels containing soy lecithin and she didn't react although she still reacts to soy/soya containing products. I guess it has to do with conten/amount....... I am sure amount is the reason for that. I have the same problem with my child. What I do is completely stay away from anything containing or traced with soy and soy lecitihin, even comsetics! Yes, I found that my vegan shampoo...
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Re: The AllergyEats 2014 List of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

Mahbahlih ·
Hi kally, My son has a very severe milk allergy and we eat at Chipotle 1-2 times per week. I can totally understand your apprehension. Here are some tips: One person handles your food. They will change their gloves first - sometimes you have to remind them but it's coorporate policy AFAIK. I always ask them to hold my son's tray - do not slide it on the counter. We only get rice, beans, and meat from the bar. Any salsa, lettuce or guac comes from the fridge under the bar or the back.
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Re: The AllergyEats 2014 List of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

czschack ·
Originally Posted by Mahbahlih: Hi kally, My son has a very severe milk allergy and we eat at Chipotle 1-2 times per week. I can totally understand your apprehension. Here are some tips: One person handles your food. They will change their gloves first - sometimes you have to remind them but it's coorporate policy AFAIK. I always ask them to hold my son's tray - do not slide it on the counter. We only get rice, beans, and meat from the bar. Any salsa, lettuce or guac comes from the fridge...
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Re: Milk Allergy Alert - Simply Life Brand Dark Chocolate

KFA News Team ·
Updated information: Simply Natural Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert for High Levels of Milk Protein in Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bars Contact: Consumer: 1-866-923-1549 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 17, 2014 - Simply Natural Foods, LLC of Commack, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling its 85g (3oz) Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar, because FDA testing indicated that bars from certain lots contained high levels of milk protein, while the label of the product stated that it may contain traces of milk.
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

rose12328 ·
@ Wendy Mains-- I think I know why your child had to use his epi pen so many times in the ER/hospital. Hospitals are FILLED with corn-derived products. I am also corn-allergic. I found out the hard way, after a lifetime (I'm in my 50s!) of migraines, joint pains, spontaneous vomiting seemingly without a cause, I ended up at the big famous institution in Minnesota. The immunologist looked at the results of a basic saliva genetic test that I had purchased and had processed. He said I should...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Wendy Mains ·
As the mother of a son with an anaphylactic alergy to corn I can't stress the importance of carrying the epipen at all times even when food intake is not planned. He has been tested thoroughly and his only allergy is corn so we know if he has a reaction then corn was present and his reaction occurs within seconds. We walked into a small hospital for a pre op appointment and we weren't inside for more than 3 min. and he had his worst reaction ever (the 7th one that year-corn has a nasty habit...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Campbell ·
I was complacent. My 14 year old daughter was complacent. Eye-rolls and annoyed posture every time I asked if she had her epi-pen. She doesn't remember her reaction when she was 2.75 years old and there have been many, many expired epi-pens since. I used to say it was the best money I ever threw away. Until this year, I got annoyed. I was certain I had sent in an epi-pen in the fall for school. The nurse sent an email to all delinquent parents of food allergic kids. "Your child's epi-pen is...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

AMommy2TwoBoys ·
My son, wearing his EpiPen pouch above, carries his Epi everywhere, every time. He just turned 8 y/o and hasn't had a reaction in years... at least 5 years. His first was at almost 14 months old... Daddy gave him a Ritz Bitz PB Sandwich Cracker and he reacted... at the ER, they told us he is probably allergic to peanuts and to make that appointment with the allergist. We did and at 14 months old, he was diagnosed with an anaphylatic peanut allergy. Even though I used to be a nurse, I...
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Re: (Canada) Egg Allergy Alert: Kinnikinnick Foods Pie Crusts

cheymom ·
Update to include additional Best By dates: January 18, 2013 - The public warning issued on December 29, 2012 has been updated to include an additional Best Before Date. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume certain Kinnikinnick Foods brand Pie Crusts described below. The affected product contains egg which is not declared on the label. The affected product, Kinnikinnick Foods brand Pie Crusts, is sold...
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Re: (Canada) Egg and Milk Allergy Alert: Yum Yum Food Sui Mai

KFA News Team ·
Updated to include 2 more food items. OTTAWA, February 11, 2013 – The public warning issued on February 9, 2013 has been updated to include two additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Yum Yum Food are warning people with allergies to egg or milk not to consume, and retailers not to sell, the Yum Yum Food brand Shrimp Wonton and Shrimp Dumpling products described below. The affected products contain egg and milk which are not declared on the label. All codes of the...
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Re: Orange is Not the New Black: Just Highly Allergenic for One Toddler

Haleybug'smom ·
This is by far not the first case of a person (toddler) have an anaphylactic reaction to oranges (or citrus). My child developed a severe allergic reaction to oranges (and other citrus) after previously not reacting to citrus and has since outgrown it. I also know several other families with ongoing citrus allergies. It think the prevalence of this is much higher than the author is aware of or the study concluded.
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Re: Orange is Not the New Black: Just Highly Allergenic for One Toddler

josephine ·
My son never was able to peel an orange without an allergic reaction, though he could eat it. Years later he can now peel an orange with no problems. He still can't have citrus rind in foods though. He use to react to banana peels but could eat the banana. I wonder if it had anything to do with what sprays they use in the fields. I also find that a lot of orange juice is made on shared equipment with dairy. Sending hugs your way.
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On the Offense: NFL Player Demetrius Harris Tackles Food Allergies Both on the Field and Off

Kids With Food Allergies ·
During the NFL games this week, Demetrius and other players will be wearing custom cleats designed to represent the charities they are passionate about. The cleats will be auctioned off with 100% of the money raised going to their chosen organizations. Because of his son’s allergy to peanuts, Demetrius will have Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) represented on his cleats designed by Ryan Bare SR Customs.
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Did you or someone you know eat Quorn and get sick?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
File an adverse reaction report here . We’re sharing information from The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). They are collecting reports from people who have gotten sick after eating Quorn. Quorn is a brand name of meat substitutes. It is made from a fungus that is grown in a vat (like bacteria) rather than taken from the ground, like a mushroom. Some people reported allergic reactions after eating Quorn, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and occasionally hives or...
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Dining Out with Food Allergies (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On March 12, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies hosted a webinar on the topic of dining out with food allergies. Our guest speakers were Sloane Miller and Dr. Michael Pistiner. We thank Mylan, who provided the educational grant to make this webinar...
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Disaster Planning for Families Managing Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
With the East Coast of the United States bracing for what weather forecasters are calling "the perfect storm," we are re-posting this disaster planning information for those of you who may be in need of it over the upcoming week. For more ideas...
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Do Peanut-Free Schools Reduce the Risk of Severe Reactions?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. David Stukus, pediatric asthma and allergy specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and member of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Medical Scientific Council, recently wrote an editorial on the findings of the study, Impact of school peanut-free policies on epinephrine administration. This is a summary of his article. Read his full editorial for more information.
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Early-Intervention Leads to a High Rate of Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Success

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Low doses of peanut early in life may lead to long-term allergy control   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – An early-intervention oral immunotherapy (EI-OIT) trial for peanut allergy shows promising results and could represent a new,...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Schwartz Brothers Bakery Lemon Dessert Bars

KFA Food Alerts ·
S CHWARTZ Brothers Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Lemon Dessert Bars For Immediate Release September 18, 2019 Contacts Consumers Rachid Ouardi 206-623-3134 Announcement Schwartz Brothers Bakery of Seattle, WA is recalling 24 units of Lemon Dessert Bars, sell by date 09/21/19, because it may contain undeclared Egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Lemon...
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Egg Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Egg Allergic Children Now Have no Barriers to Flu ShotNewest research shows no increased danger  ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. (Oct. 1, 2013) – All children should have flu shots, even if they have an egg allergy, and it’s now...
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Egg Allergy Alert - 7-Eleven 'The Italian Job' Sandwiches

KFA Food Alerts ·
Hearthside Food Solutions Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg Allergen For Immediate Release May 22, 2019 Contacts Consumers 630-967-3600 Announcement Hearthside Food Solutions of Woodridge, IL is voluntarily recalling 7-Eleven ‘The Italian Job’ sandwiches, which have an incorrect information panel label that does not declare eggs as an allergen. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Arthur Schuman Bella Rosa Grated Parmesan Cheese

KFA Food Alerts ·
Arthur Schuman Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Grated Parmesan Cheese Contact: Consumer: 973-787-8840   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 7, 2015 – Fairfield, NJ – Arthur Schuman Inc. of Fairfield, NJ is recalling 30,200...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Bakers of Paris Recalls Croissants Sold at Whole Foods Market® Stores in Northern California

KFA Food Alerts ·
Bakers of Paris Recalls Croissants Sold at Whole Foods Market® Stores in Northern California Due to Undeclared Allergen For Immediate Release August 16, 2016 Contact Consumers Bakers of Paris customer-service@bakersofparis.com 415-468-9100, ext. 221 Media Lionel Robbe-Jedeau lionel@bakersofparis.com 415-468-9100 Bakers of Paris (Brisbane California), is recalling plain and chocolate croissants sold in 18 Northern California Whole Foods Market stores due to an undeclared allergen. The...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Blue Bunny Premium Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

KFA News Team ·
Blue Bunny Premium Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream Recalled for Undeclared Allergen   Contact: Consumer: 800-331-0830 Media: 712-548-5522 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 3, 2014 - Wells Enterprises, Inc., maker of Blue Bunny ice cream said today...
 
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