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How to Report Foods After an Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you suspect your child had an allergic reaction to a mislabeled food, you can report it. By doing so, you can help play an important role in public health.
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We Need Your Stories About USDA Allergen Labeling

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Have you had trouble reading USDA food labels for top 8 allergens (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish)? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Inspection Service regulates meat, poultry, processed egg products and certain foods that contain these products. AAFA needs your story about the challenges of reading these labels to submit to the USDA to prove the need for clearer allergen labeling for the top 8 allergens.
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Proposed SNAP Food Boxes Could Create Challenges for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of a budget plan for 2019, the White House is proposing cutting the value of these cards in half. They want to replace the other half with what it calls “America’s Harvest Box.” This box would have “100 percent U.S. grown and produced food,” made up of staple food items.
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Soy Allergy Alert - El Fanguito Chorizo

KFA Food Alerts ·
Embutidos Fanguito, Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To Mislabeling, Misbranding, and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 074-2017-EXP Health Risk: High Date: June 20, 2017 Congressional and Public Affairs Maria Machuca (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, June 20, 2017 – Embutidos Fanguito, Inc., a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 984 pounds of pork products due to mislabeling, misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...
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Re: Proposed SNAP Food Boxes Could Create Challenges for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Even though the link in the blog post refers to adults without dependents and does not mention the Harvest Box, this is the correct link to send comments to the USDA about this program. Click the green "Submit a formal comment" button at the top of the page to let USDA Secretary Perdue know your thoughts on the proposed Harvest Box.
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Re: How to Report Foods After an Allergic Reaction

Will Way ·
Useful information. Thanks!
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Re: How to Report Foods After an Allergic Reaction

K8sMom2002 ·
Leslie, has your son ever had a reaction to a food that wasn't properly labeled?
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Re: How to Report Foods After an Allergic Reaction

Will Way ·
He had a reaction to a cereal made by Van's that was labeled as safe for him, but I think it was a cross-contamination issue instead of a mislabeling. If he had a reaction to a mislabeled food, I don't think that it would occur to me to have the food tested. When he reacted to the cereal, I called and there was a cross-contamination risk for tree nuts that was not labeled, so I don't buy their products anymore.
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Re: How to Report Foods After an Allergic Reaction

K8sMom2002 ·
Ouch on the reaction, and good to know. It's also good to know there's a process in place for how to report foods that are mislabeled.
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