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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: 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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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 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

SBilliel ·
Is this is a public school or school that receives public funding? I would try approaching someone else at the school, someone in administration. The nurse may have input on accommodations but is not usually the one who makes the 504 plan decisions, including who does and doesn't qualify. Most public schools/ school districts have a Director of Special Services or Special Education or someone with some other similar title. They typically write the 504 plans and schedule the meetings. You can...
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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 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 Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE Webinar: School Section 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans for Food Allergy  Register to reserve your online seat -- HURRY, SPACE IS LIMITED!  RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: January 14, 2014 ...
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Does Your State Protect Students with Asthma and Food Allergies? Free Webinar

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Register Now August 12, 2014 at 1pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific   Food allergies, asthma, and environmental allergies at school present serious concerns. Some states are better than others when it comes to supporting students with these...
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Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Passover is a holiday that is rich with meaning and filled with traditions, many of which involve food. If you are managing food allergies, this guide will help you create a safe, fun, and meaningful celebration.
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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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Epinephrine Nasal Spray Gets Fast Track Status From FDA as a Possible Treatment for Life-Threatening Food Allergy Reactions

KFA News Team ·
INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSY), a leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical cannabinoids and spray technology, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to the company’s epinephrine nasal spray as an investigational treatment for anaphylaxis, an acute, life-threatening allergic reaction requiring urgent treatment.
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Facebook Chat: School Accommodations for Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Kids With Food Allergies for a back-to-school Facebook chat. Attorney, author and food allergy advocate Laurel Francoeur, Esq., will answer your questions on how to send your child with asthma and food allergies back to school with the right accommodations to keep them safe.
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Family Sues Panera After Child Has Allergic Reaction to Cheese Sandwich

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A family of a girl allergic to peanuts says a sandwich chain was negligent in making a grilled cheese sandwich, the Boston Globe reported Monday . The family sued Panera and a group of Panera franchises in New England. The little girl went to the hospital in the incident. A picture from the family shows a large dollop of peanut butter in the middle of the grilled cheese sandwich. Attorneys Mary Vargas and Laurel Francoeur filed the lawsuit last week in Massachusetts. According to the...
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FDA Accepts Application for Viaskin Peanut Patch for Review

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for its investigational Viaskin® Peanut immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut-allergic children ages 4 to 11 years. Viaskin Peanut is the Company’s lead product candidate designed to potentially reduce the risk of life-threatening allergic reactions due to accidental exposure to peanuts.
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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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Feds Warn Schools On Bullying of Kids With Disabilities

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Feds Warn Schools On Bullying of Kids With Disabilities In response to an increasing number of complaints, federal officials are reminding the nation’s schools of their responsibilities to ensure that students with disabilities are not subjected...
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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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Flying with Food Allergies (Free Webinar)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If the thought of flying with a child with food allergy causes you worry, please register for this free meeting. The speakers are Dr. Matthew Greenhawt, a pediatric allergist, and attorney Laurel Francoeur. Dr. Greenhawt will review the medical issues...
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Flying with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  hosted a free educational webinar on June 17, 2014 featuring guest speakers Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MMSc, and Laurel Francoeur, JD. 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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Allergy Foundation Says Pennsylvania Schools Should Stock Life-Saving Allergy Medications

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ALLERGY FOUNDATION SAYS PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOLS SHOULD STOCK LIFE-SAVING ALLERGY MEDICATIONS National Patient Organization Urges Governor Corbett to Sign Important Bill   The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today called on...
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Answers to Your Questions about Section 504 Plans (Free Webinar 8/26)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE Webinar Presented by Kids With Food Allergies (KFA): Your Questions About Section 504 Plans   RSVP:  Register Now! WHEN: August 26, 2014 at 1 pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific WHERE: Your computer, iPhone or Android device   The legal...
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FDA Application for Peanut Patch for Children 4 to 11 Years of Age Is Withdrawn

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies today announced that after discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), its Biologics License Application (BLA) for Viaskin Peanut in children four to 11 years of age has been voluntarily withdrawn. DBV is currently working closely with the agency to resubmit the application for Viaskin Peanut as quickly as possible.
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Pennsylvania Schools to Protect Children from Life-Threatening Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Signs House Bill 803, which Permits Schools to Store Epinephrine for Emergency Use & Train Employees to Administer Medication (Doylestown, PA) The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today applauded Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for signing legislation that allows Pennsylvania schools to protect children and adults from potentially life-threatening allergies. House Bill (H.B.) 803 permits schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine a...
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Australia Tennis Match Interrupted by Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
Tennis fans interrupted the Australian Open to save a woman from a severe allergic reaction. Someone in the crowd tossed epinephrine – the first treatment used for anaphylaxis, or a severe allergic reaction – from an upper deck to rush it to her aid. In the U.S., laws to allow access to stock epinephrine in public places, like sports stadiums, are beginning to take shape. New Jersey passed such a law earlier this month. Is your state considering a similar law? Check and take...
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Football Legend Jerome Bettis & Cookbook Guru Robin Miller Kick-off Auvi-Q™ Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Football Legend Jerome Bettis& Cookbook Guru Robin MillerKick-off Auvi-Q Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign - Bettis and Miller, Both at Risk for Anaphylaxis, Join Forces with Sanofi US to Introduce Auvi-Q (Epinephrine Injection, USP ) and Serve Up Allergy-Friendly Tips for Big Game Parties - Bridgewater, NJ January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Jerome Bettis and Robin Miller are teaming up with Sanofi US to raise awareness of life-threatening...
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Bill Introduced to Encourage Schools to Stock Quick-Relief Asthma Medicines

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, H.R. 2285, was filed on May 2, 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill would require states to also have laws that allow schools to keep asthma quick-relief medicines on hand. Learn more about this bill and how to get involved.
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San Jose Dad Lobbies to Require Schools to Stock Allergy-Attack Medication

Kids With Food Allergies ·
San Jose Dad Lobbies to Require Schools to Stock EpinephrineMany thanks to San Jose, CA dad Brian Hom for lobbying for passage of a law to require public schools to keep on hand and administer injectable epinephrine medication to any student suffering...
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Camps Must Accommodate Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer camp takes many forms: private day camps, sleep away camps, city recreation camps, or camps that focus on sports or art.   Many children enjoy and take part each year. For parents of children with food allergies, it is often another hurdle...
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Can You Bring Outside Food to Restaurants If You Have a Food Allergy?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
People with food allergies can have a hard time eating at restaurants. Sometimes, you can’t avoid a restaurant where it’s difficult to order a safe meal. Three attorneys from the Allergy Law Project answer the question: can a person with allergies bring outside food into a restaurant if a safe meal is not available? Unfortunately, there is not a lot of legal guidance on this specific issue.
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Canada's New Food Allergy Labels on Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The new labeling requirements are now in effect.  All foods must list allergens with their common names to make it easier for consumers to identify allergens in food.  The top allergens covered by this law are:PeanutsEggsMilkTree nuts...
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Choose Safe Foods to Avoid Allergens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Congress to Pass Spending for Food Allergy Research

KFA News Team ·
On Dec. 16, 2019, Congress released a spending package to keep the government funded for 2020. This plan includes two big wins for food allergy research.
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Court Ruling Favors People With Food Allergies, Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

KFA News Team ·
J.D.'s family sued Colonial Williamsburg based on discrimination against someone with a disability. On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit ruled in favor of J.D. and his family. This ruling impacts people with food allergies, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Allowing people to bring in safe food into a public place may be a necessary and reasonable accommodation. Food allergies are a disability under that Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Current Topics in Food Allergy Law (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar on December 1, 2015 called Current Topics in Food Allergy Law. Our webinar featured the Allergy Law Project. The Allergy Law Project is a blog run by three lawyers, all of whom have personal experience with food allergies: Laurel Francoeur, Esq., Mary Vargas, Esq. and Homa Woodrum, Esq. The three attorneys shared their legal perspective about the connection between the law and...
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DBV Announces Phase III Trial Results for Viaskin Peanut

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies Announces Publication of Detailed Phase III Trial Results Evaluating Viaskin Peanut as a Novel Treatment for Peanut Allergy in The Journal of the American Medical Association
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DBV Resubmits Viaskin Peanut Allergy Treatment to FDA

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the submission of its Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Viaskin® Peanut for the treatment of peanut-allergic children ages 4 to 11 years.
 
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