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Free Webinar: How Parents Can Change Laws to Protect Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   Because of strong efforts by food allergy parent advocates in the last 3...
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School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies  by Lynda Mitchell When it comes to creating a safe school environment for food-allergic students, some schools are more cooperative and informed than others. In an effort to keep students with...
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New Federal Law Encourages Schools to Stock Undesignated Epinephrine for Allergy Emergencies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Has Been Signed into Law President Obama has signed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act into federal law.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one...
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New York Governor Signs Elijah’s Law to Prevent Severe Food Allergy Reactions in Child Day Care Programs

KFA News Team ·
On Sept. 12, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Elijah's Law (S.218B/A.6971B). Under this law, New York child day care programs have to follow guidelines for preventing and responding to severe food allergy reactions.
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New York Passes Gio's Law That Authorizes Emergency Responders to Treat Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
Congratulations to New York and the family of Giovanni Cipriano on the passing of Gio's Law. Gio's Law, S3247B, authorizes certain New York emergency service providers to be trained to treat anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, and carry epinephrine in their vehicles.
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New York Residents: Ask Governor Cuomo to Sign Gio's Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Gio's Law, S3247B, would authorize certain New York emergency service providers to be trained to treat anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, and carry epinephrine in their vehicles. Gio's Law is named after Giovanni Cipriano. Giovanni passed away unexpectedly at age 14 after an allergic reaction. Tell New York Governor Cuomo to sign Gio's Law.
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New York Residents: Ask New York Governor Cuomo to Sign Elijah’s Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Elijah’s Law, A6971B, is a bill recently passed by the New York State Assembly and Senate aimed at preventing another tragedy like Elijah's. It is now waiting to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The bill would require anaphylaxis policies for child day care centers. New York State residents can use this tool to tell New York's governor to support Elijah’s Law.
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Stocking Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On April 30, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) hosted a free webinar in partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) with guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc. We thank them...
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Re: Stocking Epinephrine in Schools: Policy Issues and Approaches

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On April 30, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) hosted a free webinar in partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) with guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc. We thank them for their expertise and for sharing valuable information with our community on the topic of school and state policies for stocking epinephrine in schools for allergic emergencies. RESOURCES FROM VIDEO: AAFA.org/epinephrine : Find out if your state is...
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Re: New York Residents: Ask New York Governor Cuomo to Sign Elijah’s Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This blog post was edited to update the status of Elijah's Law. Governor Cuomo signed Elijah's Law on Sept. 12, 2019. Congratulations to New York and Elijah's family!
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Re: What the FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Guidance Really Means for People With Food Allergies

mc21 ·
I didn't see monosodium glutamate, autolyzed yeast, torula yeast extract, titanium dioxide or turkey listed. Those will directly affect my family. I was glad to see soy and shellfish listed. It's scary to think that our allergens may or may not be listed or masked as something else. I am diligent about checking to make sure food is safe to eat. If in doubt, I don't risk it. I look forward to a day when the food industry has to be more thorough and completely honest about what is in the food.
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Re: What the FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Guidance Really Means for People With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On May 28, 2020, AAFA met with the FDA to talk about how these temporary guidelines will affect the food allergy community. After the meeting, we organized a joint letter with other advocacy groups to send to the FDA. In our letter, we have asked the FDA to clarify these guidelines. We are also asking that the FDA require manufacturers to publicly post any substitutions they make. We will keep you updated on this issue. Read our joint letter to the FDA.
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Re: What the FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Guidance Really Means for People With Food Allergies

Kathy P ·
Thanks for your questions...we are continuing the get more answers and clarity. We'll add those to the list.
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Re: What the FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Guidance Really Means for People With Food Allergies

Nutfreemama1 ·
Hi thank you for all you are doing. I have a question still...their use of and definition of “should” concerns me that top 8 can be subbed without a label change..as they say they “should be” and not “must be” before describing the safety paragraph on top 8 etc.. can you look at the highlighted usage in the two attachments please? also, in the paragraph describing what it means “ They are not allowed to substitute the top 8 food allergens (egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish and...
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Strides in Food Allergy Advocacy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Even though 32 million Americans have food allergies, protections for people with food allergies are still lacking. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and its division Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) have been advocating for better food allergy awareness and for ways to prevent severe allergic reactions. Engagement With FDA During COVID-19 – AAFA is leading a coalition of 13 other food allergy organizations to respond to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) "Temporary...
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Re: What the FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Guidance Really Means for People With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On July 16, 2020, we updated this blog post to include information on how long the temporary guidelines may remain in effect, as well as a chart to help you better understand the guidelines.
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What the FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Guidance Really Means for People With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Update – July 16, 2020: The FDA's temporary labeling guidance will remain in effect for the length of the public health emergency (PHE) due to the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). A PHE is determined and declared by the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The PHE remains in place during the emergency or 90 days, but may be extended by the secretary. Though the current PHE is set to expire on July 25, 2020, HHS Secretary Azar has said he will extend the...
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