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Re: Join Us to Learn How to Make the Perfect Allergy-Friendly Cake

MAM-mom ·
If we missed the webinar is there a way to see a recording or read the text? I bet this is full of great information!
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

pates88 ·
Does "smaller" refer to height, weight, or both? I'm wondering how much of the size difference has to do with nutritional deficiencies vs. an overall awareness of our diets. Because we read every label, every time, we notice not only allergen-containing foods, but also artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Our kids eat a lot less junk food than average American kids, and we eat out a lot less too (restaurant food tends to be higher in fat and sodium than home-cooked food). That...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

christine patrick ·
Hi Everyone I am new to this. I have heard that kids with life threatening allergies are eligable for disability tax credit in canada. Does anyone know anout this? Thanks Christine
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

janmumx4 ·
Hi Christine and I live in the UK so not much help with you question, but Wanted to tell you to hang in there and Someone will get back to you.We potentially have a no of members having difficulty getting online on the East coast of the US right now with the storm, but we do have members in Canada too who may be able to advise you Meanwhile have you looked at our starter guide yet ? There's a link at the end of my siggy
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

cheymom ·
Hi Christine! Welcome to KFA! We are glad you found us. I am not in Canada, but we do have a lot of Canadian members that deal with life threatening food allergies. You can try posting in on our Main Support Forum and they can assist you. Here is the link to the Main Forum: http://community.kidswithfooda...rum/forum/main_forum Just click on 'Post New Topic' to get started.
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

MACEMama ·
I came across a funky one while going through DS' candy tonight. I knew Tootsie Rolls have milk in them, but I was curiously reading the label while snacking on a lemon flavored one (habit ). Ingredients are: While the condensed skim milk does meet the plain English requirement for FALCPA labeling, the whey in it would not (as it is not clearly listed as "milk."). I wonder if it gets off on the technicality that it has another milk ingredient with the word milk in it.
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Colleen English Ross ·
Originally Posted by MACEMama: I came across a funky one while going through DS' candy tonight. I knew Tootsie Rolls have milk in them, but I was curiously reading the label while snacking on a lemon flavored one (habit ). Ingredients are: While the condensed skim milk does meet the plain English requirement for FALCPA labeling, the whey in it would not (as it is not clearly listed as "milk."). I wonder if it gets off on the technicality that it has another milk ingredient with the word milk...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If whey were the only milk-derived ingredient in it, it would still have to list MILK either in parentheses after the word whey (milk) or in an "Contains: Milk" statement. However, in this case, the common name (plain English) word Milk has already appeared once in the label and FALCPA says that the allergen only need to be declared once and doesn't have to be repeated with each derivative. See #1 on our FAQ on FALCPA as a reference:...
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Re: How to Make the Zebra Effect on Allergy-Friendly Cake

Melanie Carver ·
Hi Kim, Just be sure to read every ingredient label of every thing you use. Be aware that some ingredients in your kitchen may be contaminated if you ever double-dipped. The safest thing to do is buy all new ingredients. If you want to make a frosting/icing for this cake, you'll need to use milk and soy free shortening or margarine. Options are Earth Balance soy-free (red packaging) or coconut oil (among a few others). You can keep it simple and just do the solid fat (safe margarine or...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Colleen English Ross ·
One thing not noted in the article is to take care with candies that are repackaged (such as Smarties, Tootsie Rolls). Often, they are repackaged by third parties that also package items with common allergens, such as nuts. This is technically a labelling issue, but it is something to be aware of with candy.
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi Yes - that is definitely an important point! We did include it as important point #3 at the top of this blog post (right above the image of the Snickers bar). It's worth restating again, though so thank you!
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Colleen English Ross ·
Sorry, I think you misunderstood me. What I was talking about is different than shared lines at a manufacturer's facility. I am talking about when a third party repackages a product like Dum Dums for a store such as Target, CVS, etc. This is done separate from the manufacturer's facility. Even though the candy may have been free of allergens when made and packaged in a manufacturer's facility. These repackaged items, cross-contamination is introduced when the it is rebagged by a third-party.
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi Colleen, I believe we are talking about the same issue. We are aware of the re-bagging issue--we included it under the Dum Dums/Spangler photo (second to last photo) and highlighted it as #3 at the top of the blog post: Quote: Quote: How parents choose to deal with this issue may vary. In our Halloween tips in other articles, we've shared ideas such as trading your child's bag of trick-or-treating candy for all safe candy, or for toys, etc. The tradition is sometimes called the Switch...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Starkled ·
Hi Colleen! We do the same thing with all the candy that DS gets on Halloween. Due to the issues with repackaging there's no way to know if the safe candy has residue on them (or whether the residue is from the various home owners that I see snacking on treats as they give out candy ), we usually just give all the candy away and we either trade it out via the "Switch Witch" or we weigh it and give DS money for it. He's happy either way! Welcome to KFA , and hoping your loved ones have a safe...
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Re: School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

shaunnaf ·
I always get choked up when I read great stories like this one.
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Re: The AllergyEats 2014 List of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

sumo60 ·
Thanks for links to the articles. I did read them and found them interesting. I will check out the forums you mentioned.
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Re: Food Allergy Treatments Show Promising Results

josephine ·
As a mother of a son (age 11) who has been dealing with this allergy combo. since one, I agree with this article. We also have contact and air borne to same which just adds to it all. The important thing to remember is to read, read and read and know about everything that goes into your child's mouth. Cooking things at home is major too. My dream is that they will find a cure to all food allergies and to find resturants that actually can come up with something for my child to eat besides...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

MMJMOM ·
I'm shocked, but not surprised as I know several people who don't carry the epi pens with them for their kids. I don't understand what good the epi will do if its at home and you are out. I feel as if my DDs medication bag is an extension of her. Wherever she goes, it goes. When she was first diagnosed several years back, there were 2 occasions I left it home. I turned right around to get it. To me, that is her lifeline. NOTHING is more important! I am equally as shocked with people whose...
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Re: Baking With Food Allergies – Your Questions Answered

Gloria ·
Missed the original, so glad to be able to read all the Q & A's here. Very helpful refresher for me. Will have to give hemp milk another try!
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Re: Three-Injection Immunotherapy for Grass Pollen Well Tolerated in Teens

kandicejo ·
This is fascinating! I'm going to read up more about it.
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility

TC ·
Hi Sahba Try PeanutFree Planet www.peanutfreeplanet.com, I believe... You need to read ingredients carefully, because they distribute products manufactured by many co's, and the ingredients vary widely by product; however, you can find snack bars and energy bars there. Try EnerPro...they might work for you. They work for my son, and are fairly high in protein. He also likes the Enjoy Life ones. I like the idea of making your own, too. Good Luck! TC
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

Lynda ·
Are you referring to products that "may contain" traces of the top 8 food allergens due to shared equipment issues? The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) that went into effect in 2006 does not require manufacturers to list common allergenic ingredients resulting from shared equipment and cross contamination issues. It still remains the responsibility of consumers to read labels carefully and call manufacturers to be sure that each food is safe for their unique...
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

lucie ·
that makles me mad because i will travel to Miami from Montreal this summer and we buy our food and will not know about the may contain... plus my son has allergies to sesame.. and it is not labeled if I read this carefully. In Canada, sesame is always labeled....
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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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Different Types of Food Allergies (Free Patient Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This  free two-page handout  explains the different types of allergic reactions to foods. IgE Mediated Food Allergies  Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergies  Symptoms and Treatments Cross-Reactivity and Oral Allergy Syndrome Eosinophilic...
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Teach Children to be Careful, Not Fearful (Tree Nuts and Acorns)

KFA News Team ·
Anaphylaxis Canada has responded to an ABC News report of a mother requesting oak trees be removed from school property due to tree nut allergy. Food allergies in Canada: teach children to be careful, not fearfulLaurie Harada, executive director...
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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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Do the Food Allergen Labeling Laws Apply to Cosmetics?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
From lip balm and shampoo to moisturizers and eye shadow, cosmetics are overseen by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Even though these products go on our lips and skin, the FDA provides a lot less oversight than you might expect. In fact, most of the time the government does not get involved until there is a problem. Here’s what you need to know. What are “cosmetics”? The government defines “cosmetics” based on how the product is meant to be used. Cosmetics are meant to be rubbed,...
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Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Halloween candy may present health risks to children with food allergies. Some parents choose to #KeepItTeal and encourage non-food treats . Teal, the color of food allergy awareness, signals a safer Halloween for all. If you allow...
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Do You Value Kids With Food Allergies? Tell GreatNonprofits About Us!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Has Kids With Food Allergies helped you with managing your child's food allergies? Are you one of our 50,000-plus members on our online community? If so, we invite you to tell the world about us so more families with food allergies know who we are and what we offer.
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Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached an agreement with Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, under which Lesley agreed to modify its food services and meal plan system to accommodate students with celiac disease and other...
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DOJ Settlement Could Mean College Students With Food Allergies May Have Safer Food Options

Kids With Food Allergies ·
College students with food allergies now have an easier way to find safe meal choices. This is thanks to a recent agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
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Early Epinephrine Means Fewer Hospitalizations for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Importantly, only 17% of patients treated with epinephrine before arriving to the ED were hospitalized compared to 43% who were treated first in the ED, a significant difference. Researchers investigated the impact and potential benefits of early...
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Eczema Could Play Key Role in Triggering Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 JAMA: Eczema May Leave Infants Vulnerable to Developing Food Allergies The breakdown in the skin barrier that occurs in eczema could play a key role in triggering food sensitivity in babies, the researchers from King's College London...
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New Study Links Eczema and Egg Allergy to Peanut Allergy

KFA News Team ·
According to the Learning About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the presence of eczema and egg allergy strongly predict risk for developing peanut allergy. This information...
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Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

KFA Medical Advisors ·
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology released an update on Oct 1, 2013: Egg Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot  The following is a blog post from KFA's Medical Advisory Team from 2012: 2012 UPDATE...
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Egg and Tree Nut (Almonds) Allergy Alerts - Turkey Hill Dairy Select Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream - 48 oz. Size

KFA Food Alerts ·
Turkey Hill Dairy Issues Class I Voluntary Recall of Select Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream - 48 oz. size For Immediate Release October 7, 2016 Contact Consumers Turkey Hill Dairy 1-800-693-2479 Media Andrea Nikolaus andrea.nikolaus@turkeyhill.com Office:(717) 842-2331 Cell:(717) 371-6368 Melissa Mattilio melissa.mattilio@turkeyhill.com Office:(717) 842-2340 Cell:(717) 368-0059 Dave Shoffner dshoffner@pavone.net Office:(717) 234-8886 Cell:(717) 649-7905 Announcement Lancaster County, PA -...
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EoE Developed in Patients with IgE-Mediated Food Allergy After OIT

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Eosinophilic esophagitis occurred in nearly 3% of patients with immunoglobulin E-mediated food allergy who had undergone oral immunotherapy in a recent study.   Read the full article on Healio: EoE developed in patients with IgE-mediated food...
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Family's Every Meal Must Cater to Rare Disorder (Eosinophilic Esophagitis)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
[ Our apologies!  If you are visiting this link looking for the article on FPIES, please visit this blog post:   http://community.kidswithfooda...rome-baffles-doctors ]   Thank you to the Aurit family for sharing their perspective on living with eosinophilic esophagitis and for working on passing a law that would require insurers to cover medically-necessary amino acid formula for families in Nebraska.   The Aurit children and their mother, Sarah, all live...
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New Epinephrine Law in VA Saves Teen's Life

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies Foundation supports legislation that would provide undesignated epinephrine in schools to help staff treat any student (including those suffering a reaction for the first time) suffering a severe allergic reaction."A Prince...
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FDA Extends Expiration Dates of All Lots of EpiPens® and Authorized Generic

KFA News Team ·
As supply interruptions and shortages of epinephrine auto-injectors continue, the FDA has extended the expiration dates of all lots of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg Auto-Injectors and its authorized generic version currently on the market in the U.S. after a review of stability data. Read more for the new expiration dates.
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FDA: Foods Must Contain What Label States

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FDA: Foods Must Contain What Label SaysFebruary 4, 2013 As someone who cares about what your family eats, you make it a practice when shopping to read the labels on food packages.  And you have the right to expect that the information on the...
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Peanut Allergy Warning: Flour Across the U.S. May Have Traces of Peanuts

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The FDA said it is looking into the origin and extent of what it called "low levels" of peanut residue in the flour.
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FDA Modernizes Nutrition Facts Label for Packaged Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies is providing this information from the FDA so you can stay informed about changes in the Nutritional Facts label on packaged foods. Be aware this redesign does not change how allergens are labeled . Stay up-to-date on breaking news about food allergies, nutrition updates and allergy-friendly recipes and join or login to our community today! For Immediate Release May 20, 2016 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a major step in making sure consumers have...
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FDA Study Finds Milk in Most Dark Chocolate, No Matter What Label Says

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This FDA Consumer Update sheds further light on the results of an FDA study on milk in dark chocolate shared previously . For more detail,  read the study results .   In This Update: Read ‘May’ as ‘Likely’ Not Quite...
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FDA Will Review New AUVI-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injector for Infants and Small Children

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review of its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for AUVI-Q 0.1 mg, the first known epinephrine auto-injector specifically designed for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions in infants and small children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds.
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Flaky Biscuits Recipe: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Wheat/Gluten-Free

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Yankee Doodle Biscuits  by Kathy Przywara I'm a Yankee...I was born and raised north of the Mason Dixon line.  I know about pretzels and scrapple. Biscuits were not a staple at our house.  The rare times that we did have biscuits, they...
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FL: Parents Want Schools to be Allowed to Stock Life-Saving EpiPens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thank you to Erin Bohacek, a KFA member, for speaking up on the issue of stocking epinephrine in Florida schools. Her story can be found in the Tampa Bay Times: "Thousands of kids with undiagnosed allergies to food and insect bites aren't able to...
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Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine, Multi-Center Study Finds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine, Multi-Center Study Finds"The new study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, is good news for children who've had severe egg allergies, given the prevalence of the...
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Allergies to a Legume Called Lupin: What You Need to Know

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What is Lupin? Lupin (sometimes called “lupine") is a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts. “For many people, eating lupin or a lupin-derived ingredient, such as a flour, is safe,” says Stefano Luccioli, M.D., a...
 
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