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Re: KFA Halloween Costume Parade 2013

Lynda ·
We are also giving out two final prizes of $100 Amazon gift cards!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to gatordoc97 whose photo was chosen as the first winner of the campaign!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congrats to this Red Sox player, whose mom had this to say about him: "My little Red Sox Player! He faces allergies with bravery and determination. Michael would rather miss out on something than cause anyone around him to have to avoid a food they love. He's selfless and caring and our Super allergy Super Star! " Michael is the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt! Congrats, Michael!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to preciousangel who is today's winning photo! They are the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our unicorn Gwen, who doesn't let her food allergies hold her back from enjoying Halloween! Gwen loves playing viola in school this year, doing crafts and hanging out with friends. She is the winner of a Go Veggie prize pack and a KFA t-shirt!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our final daily winner is Gatsby and Daisy who celebrated Halloween by eating mom's homemade, allergy-safe lollipops! Congratuations! We'll be announcing our 2 grand prize winners tomorrow!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our costume parade grand prize winners: Flying Genie and Nurse Bella! Genie is allergic to dairy, peanuts and tree nuts, but that does not stop her from flying high! Got food allergies? Nurse Bella is here to help! She has epinephrine and inhalers stocked at all times. A special thank you to GO Veggie! for sponsoring this event.
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Re: KFA Halloween Costume Parade 2013

Alexandmommy ·
Who won the costume contest?
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Re: KFA Halloween Costume Parade 2013

Kathy P ·
You can see a list of all the winners here .
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Re: KFA's Halloween Food Allergy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Happy Halloween!
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

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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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

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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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

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: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

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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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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Re: Halloween Treat: Edible Gel Earthworms

LSK ·
My kids would love these!
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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: Kindergarten Visitation Day

LSK ·
Starting kindergarten this fall? Come check out our resources and join in the discussion on the forums: http://community.kidswithfooda...opic/kindy-2014-2015
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Re: FDA Consumer Advice on Products Containing Ground Cumin with Undeclared Peanuts

Kathy P ·
I have not seen any more about the almond. The original recall was for peanut and almond, then it changed to only peanut. I don't think this article really explained that either - http://allergicliving.com/2015...calls-what-happened/
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You're invited to participate in our 8th annual Halloween costume parade! Show us how you safely celebrate Halloween - add photos of your costumes, your teal pumpkins or your Halloween parties . You could win one of five fantastic allergy-friendly prizes! Winners will be selected on Halloween night and we have 5 grand prizes to giveaway sponsored by Enjoy Life, Surf Sweets, Divvies, Cybele's Free to Eat, and Allermates. You must be a registered member of the Kids With Food Allergies...
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Re: Our 1st Teal Pumpkin & 1st Homemade costume

Kathy P ·
Great job on the pumpkin and the costume!
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Re: Virtual Halloween Contest for Kids with Food Allergies

Kathy P ·
There is still time to enter for the final prize draws!
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

RW ·
What are some other ways people deal with Halloween? I don't think this teal thing should stop by any means, but I am having a hard time seeing it as a widely accepted solution. I have a peanut/treenut allergic kid and I have very mixed emotions... On the one hand, I like the added awareness, but on the other hand... I think this might be expecting too much . In our town, some neighborhoods get hundreds of kids and per item non-food stuff can get expensive. Plus, I really don't want my...
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Allison ·
Hi RW! Some people keep the cost down by ordering bulk non-food treats online, or by giving kids a choice and asking, especially if the parents are nearby. Have you also seen this year's post on craft ideas ... You could also bake a fun safe-for-you cake . My preteen just likes being with his friends, for the most part. I like the idea of donating extra candy to volunteers in your town. Some dentists have always collected it in exchange for something...
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Kathy P ·
We have another blog post w/ posters and coloring sheets . We also have a great 1-page handout w/ ideas for alternatives. Download PDF
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DBV Submits Viaskin Peanut Treatment for FDA Biologics License

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Viaskin Peanut for the treatment of peanut allergy in children four to 11 years of age. Viaskin Peanut is the Company’s lead product candidate, which is based on epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT), a proprietary technology platform that delivers biologically active compounds to the immune system
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DBV to Resubmit Viaskin Peanut Treatment for FDA Biologics License

KFA News Team ·
Kids With Food Allergies is sharing this press release from DBV Technologies to bring you the latest research news quickly. [PRESS RELEASE] DBV Technologies Provides Update on Regulatory Status of Viaskin Peanut for the Treatment of PeanutAllergic Children 4 to 11 Years of Age Progress made to date to enable BLA resubmission in Q3 2019 Company to hold conference call today, February 13th, at 4:30 ET / 22:30 CET DBV Technologies (Euronext: DBV – ISIN: FR0010417345 – Nasdaq Stock Market:...
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Do You Have Health Insurance to Help Cover the Costs of Allergy Care?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Open Enrollment Begins November 15th The next open enrollment period for health coverage under the  Affordable Care Act (ACA)  begins on November 15, 2014. By using the  Health Insurance Marketplace , you can compare coverage and costs...
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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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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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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 - 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 - Chocolate By Design Assorted Icing Pops

KFA News Team ·
Chocolate By Design Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Milk Chocolate Assorted Character Icing Pops, Christmas Icing Pops and Triple Heart Icing Pops Contact: Consumer: 1-631-737-0082   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 18, 2015...
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Egg Allergy Alert: Fusia Chicken Lo Mein, Bremer 3 Cheese Chicken, Bremer Garlic Shrimp

KFA News Team ·
Gourmet Express LLC. Voluntarily Recalls 32 Ounce Packages of "Fusia Chicken Lo Mein" and 21 Ounce Packages Of “Bremer 3 Cheese Chicken” and “Bremer Garlic Shrimp" Due to Possible Undeclared Eggs Contact: Consumer: 877-599-9330...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Giant Eagle Grab-and-Go Subs

KFA News Team ·
GetGo from Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Select Grab-and-Go Subs Due to an Undeclared Egg Allergen Contact: Consumer: 1-800-553-2324   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 31, 2015 — PITTSBURGH — Select GetGo from Giant Eagle...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Giant Eagle Little Italy Paninis

KFA News Team ·
Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Little Italy Paninis Due to an Undeclared Egg Allergen Contact: Consumer: 1-800-553-2324   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 23, 2015 — PITTSBURGH — All lots of Giant Eagle brand Little Italy...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Golden Krust Carribean Bakery & Grill Shrimp and Soya Patties

KFA Food Alerts ·
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Jamaican Style Shrimp and Soya Patties Contact: Consumer: 855-565-0561 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2015 Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill of Bronx, NY is recalling 6,188 cases of Shrimp and Soya Patties, Net Wt. 17.2 lbs, due to an undeclared egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Golden Krust Patties Beef and Chicken Products

KFA Food Alerts ·
Golden Krust Patties Recalls Beef And Chicken Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall 071-2015 Health Risk: High Apr 29, 2015   Congressional and Public Affairs Whitney Joy  (202) 720-9113    ...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Kozy Shack Indulgent Recipe Salted Caramel Pudding

KFA Food Alerts ·
Kozy Shack Recalls One Lot of Kozy Shack Indulgent Recipe Pudding FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not...
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Egg Allergy Alert - La Guadalupana Wholesale Co., Inc. Recalls Pork and Chicken Tamales

KFA Food Alerts ·
La Guadalupana Wholesale Co., Inc. Recalls Pork and Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen Class I Recall  057-2015 Health Risk: High  Apr 8, 2015   Congressional and Public Affairs Whitney Joy  (202)...
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Egg Allergy Alert - La Guadalupana Wholesale Co. Pork and Chicken Tamale Products.

KFA Food Alerts ·
La Guadalupana Wholesale Co., Inc. Recalls Pork and Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen Class I Recall 057-2015 Health Risk: High Apr 8, 2015 Distribution List PDF En Español Congressional and Public Affairs ...
 
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