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3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 By Tami L. Pyles As the calendar flips from September to October and signs of fall begin to appear, it is time for parents to start thinking about Halloween.  My plans are already forming as we prepare for another Halloween with our...
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SarahElizabeth ·
In Tarrant County, Texas, if a house has a teal-painted pumpkin on the porch, it has non-food treats for KWFA.
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nyc4me03 ·
As a mom of a food-allergic kid, Halloween is very difficult for us. Especially now, as she's getting older and in school with other kids that like and enjoy the candy aspect of Halloween. On Halloween night, we choose to hand out food-related treats. This year, we're handing out glow-in-the-dark Halloween tattoos. This way, we show our daughter that it's okay and perfectly acceptable to get something other than candy during trick-or-treating. Also, we have our daughter help us hand out...
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sahnya ·
Since so many Halloween candies contain allergens for my children we've started a new family tradition for the holiday. Rather than handing out any candy or treats to the 200 or so kids who come to our neighborhood we leave our house and have a nice night out. Our kids can choose a restaurant then we go to a movie. I buy and/or make them some quality non-allergenic treats that they can enjoy and add some to their lunches for the following week. They love it. I love that I can go through the...
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LSK ·
Thanks so much for all the great ideas and information! We give out non-food treats - things like glow sticks, glow necklaces, temporary tattoos, stickers, and small toys. The kids who come to our house AND their parents really seem to like these "treats".
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Re: 2017 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Dinamet7 ·
Awesome list! Are all of these top-8 free facility produced as well? I know some are, but wasn't sure which ones may pose a x-contam issue for our allergy set.
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Jen ·
Dina - I reached out to those who put together this list to ask. Hopefully they will chime in soon.
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi @Dinamet7 - the candies listed are all free of the top-8 allergens and we've listed potential cross contamination issues where we are aware of them. Some companies do state that their facility is free of allergens. This list is provided as a guide and we recommend that parents follow up with the manufacturer for any specific manufacturing questions to verify that it fits their family's needs.
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Dinamet7 ·
@KidsWithFoodAllergies I actually found the Halloween Shaped Organic Lollipops made by Wholesome Organic Candy (not the Surf Sweets brand - even on the website it's not Surf Sweets brand, although they're listed under Surf Sweets on this list) in store and there was a "manufactured in a shared facility with" statement on the bag. Since this post is sponsored by Surf Sweets, can you clarify? It seems the Wholesome Organic Candies are made in a different facility than the Surf Sweets candies...
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Jen ·
Dina - I'll check with those who put this list together.
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi @Dinamet7 - thanks for the feedback on that. We have separated out the Surf Sweets and Wholesome into separate items.
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2017 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. Some families choose to #KeepItTeal and only have non-food treats. But if you are looking for allergy-friendly treats to hand out, or for the "switch witch" to leave for your little goblin, here are some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.
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Dinamet7 ·
@the world This is not an allergen free list, you'll want to re-read the title because it's "Top-8 Allergen Free" which specifically refers to the FDA's list of Top 8 Allergenic foods as identified by law (Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean shellfish, Tree nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.) KFA definitely knows there's no such thing as an allergen free candy, you misread the post. And FWIW, I've offered non food treats (toys) and candy every year at Halloween for the last 4 years. No eggs...
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the world ·
None of the candies on this list are allergy-free. There is no such thing as allergy-free. If you really want to make sure no kid is left out, offer traditional chocolate candy bars that 96% of the population can eat, and have a small bag of these so-called "allergy free" ones to the side for the other 4%. Unless you want to spend November 1st cleaning loads of non-allergy-free eggs off of your windows.
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LSK ·
I'm super excited by the Enjoy Life chocolate "minis" !
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Food Allergies Don’t Have to Make Halloween Scary

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays like Halloween that focus on food and treats can be stressful for parents and kids who manage food allergies. Preparing ahead can reduce that stress and minimize the chances of having a food allergy reaction. Here are our tips to make your Halloween safer and less stressful. Communicate With Caregivers If your child will be attending Halloween parties or trick-or-treating with friends without you, make sure there is an adult who knows how to prevent, recognize and treat anaphylaxis...
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KFA's Halloween Food Allergy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA's HALLOWEEN Food Allergy Guide The scary parts of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not candy. For parents of food-allergic children, it can be stressful to celebrate holidays centered on food. Kids With Food Allergies Foundation can help...
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Allergy-Friendly Candy for Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There are many different ways children with food allergies can enjoy Halloween. No matter which way your family chooses to celebrate, here are some helpful reminders from Kids With Food Allergies: Understand the importance of reading candy labels ....
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Halloween Treat: Edible Gel Earthworms

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 by Cristi Schwamb To make 80-100 edible earthworms, you will need plastic drinking straws with the bendy top make realistic worm ridges. If using them, extend the straws to the full length. Recipe:One  6-ounce...
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Food Allergy Safety is Priority One for Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Prevention and preparedness are important for every situation when it comes to children with food allergies. Since Halloween presents its own special challenges, we've taken the strategies from our Quick Guide to Practical Food Allergy Management ...
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Happy Halloween!
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LSK ·
My kids would love these!
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chrissyvalenti ·
I am excited to see skittles, starbursts and lifesavers on here! Did anyone confirm whether or not they have dedicated top 8 free equipment also? Or was this list compiled using ingredient lists only? I know I should call them myself...just wanting to know the criteria used for the list. Thanks!
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Allison ·
Hi! Some companies on the list use dedicated equipment, and some may not - we always advise families to check if that is a concern, and we wanted to provide as much variety as possible. The number for Wrigley is 1-800-Wrigley, it seems, and they say to call for the most updated info. I hope you have a Happy Halloween!
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chrissyvalenti ·
Thank you for clarifying.
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Benjamin A. ·
It's cool to see a good list that a few companies use real ingredients to make their candy. I know I appreciate it for sure and can imagine more people do as well! When we have certain food sensitivities/allergies, it's really helped me & many other parents & their children when we eliminated the artificial "junk" from our diets, since in every case from these people their health has increased. I am curious to know why the importance of making sure a trace bit of refined soy oil is...
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Kathy P ·
Benjamin - we note the trace of soy oil because it is not required to be labeled. However there are some people with soy allergy who do react even to highly refined soy oil. As for the other ingredients, Kids With Food Allergies goal is to provide information on the safety of food with regard to allergens. We leave it up to families to make the decision about whether any particular food or product meets their family's standards.
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Dinamet7 ·
The YUM Earth Fruit Snacks are NOT Top 8 free. The last pack I purchased (and I just checked an ingredient listing linked from the Yum Earth website on iHerb.com as well) shows wheat starch in the ingredients. Yum Earth's website says the starch is processed enough to give them "Gluten Free" certification, but Gluten Free is not Wheat Free when you're living with ige mediated wheat allergy. May be safe for some celiacs, but certainly not Top 8 Free.
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thanks for catching that Dinamet7. We've removed Fruit Snacks from the list. Only the Fruit Snacks use wheat as a processing aid. The licorice is made with glucose syrup made from wheat.
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Allergy-Friendly Halloween Snacks

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Spooky Halloween snacks are a fun way to celebrate with family and friends. Enjoy some allergy-friendly treats before trick-or-treating or take some to a party with friends. These are some of our favorites.
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#keepitteal Halloween

Olivia123 ·
#keepitteal Halloween
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Piedmont Candy Company ·
Thank you so much for including our Red Bird Candies on your list! I saw that you included our Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Mini Puffs and they are delicious BUT they do have "Anhydrous Milkfat" and "Soy Lecithin" in the chocolate so we just wanted to point that out. Keep up the good work!
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thanks - we've removed the chocolate covered from the list.
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StephC ·
Mondelez seems to have gotten the message, or maybe there is someone keeping track of all of the dairy,egg, pn and tn free candy being bought! Today I found big bags of the following combinations that are safe for us: -Skittles and Starbursts -Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish and Oreo minis -Twizzlers and Jolly Ranchers My work is now done!
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K8sMom2002 ·
Now if only Mondelez would make corn free Skittles and Starbursts ... my DD's life would be complete!
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Pumpkin Carving Patterns to #KeepItTeal

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teal pumpkins are a symbol to say you have non-food treats available this Halloween. You can also spread the #KeepItTeal spirit with traditional carved jack-o'-lanterns. Draw your own freehand message on paper. Make sure all pattern shapes...
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2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. If you are looking for allergy-friendly treats to hand out, or for the "switch witch" to leave for your little goblin, here is our list of some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas.
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Allergy Schatz ·
While it's true that no food can truly be allergy free since we all suffer from different food allergies, I think this list is a great start. It is important to consider your sensitivity level when eating any processed food, especially those claiming to be allergy friendly. For my allergies, I find that the Surf brand are a great compromise for me and do not cause any outbreaks. I also discovered another brand at Whole Foods called Torie & Howard. They make organic fruit chews ( which...
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