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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

KFA Medical Advisors ·
I'd like to thank everyone for posting such wonderful comments. I'd like to address two topics that were mentioned so far: 1. Eczema and food allergies can be a very difficult and complicated topic, which may need it's own blog post in the future. While I can't give out specific medical advice in this forum, I am happy to help elaborate a bit more. In general , the majority of children with eczema do not have an external cause of their skin condition. Eczema is a genetic, chronic, skin...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lynda ·
Lindsay - right. Good doctor-patient partnerships are key, especially for complicated cases such as eczema. As Dr. Stukus indicates, the evaluation and care for complicated eczema cases needs to be individualized for the child. Thank you for posting your comments!
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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: Milk Allergy Alert: NuGO Bars

heyabbott ·
I'm glad they finally recalled their products. My son actually had a reaction from one of their bars last year, and I had to give him the epi-pen. When I spoke with them they assured me there was no milk or traces of milk in their products. I don't think they are counting my son's reaction in their count of only one reaction reported so far. It's too bad that they did not act when I told them about our reaction so no subsequent reactions would've happened with anybody else. It is going to be...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

rose12328 ·
@ Wendy Mains-- I think I know why your child had to use his epi pen so many times in the ER/hospital. Hospitals are FILLED with corn-derived products. I am also corn-allergic. I found out the hard way, after a lifetime (I'm in my 50s!) of migraines, joint pains, spontaneous vomiting seemingly without a cause, I ended up at the big famous institution in Minnesota. The immunologist looked at the results of a basic saliva genetic test that I had purchased and had processed. He said I should...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Wendy and Campbell, Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Sorry to hear about your children's reactions. What you have shared will help other parents! AMommy, thank you for sharing Jayden with us and tell him that KFA says he's doing a great job taking care of himself and is setting a great example for other kids.
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

AMommy2TwoBoys ·
I will certainly let him know. Thank you for using his photo... he was thrilled! Kimberly and Jayden Originally Posted by Kids With Food Allergies: AMommy, thank you for sharing Jayden with us and tell him that KFA says he's doing a great job taking care of himself and is setting a great example for other kids.
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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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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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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 Skin Structure in Some People With Eczema Could Play a Role in Food Allergy Development

KFA News Team ·
Researchers at National Jewish Health and their colleagues have identified structural and molecular markers in the skin of atopic dermatitis patients that distinguish those who have food allergies from those who do not. The findings strengthen emerging science indicating that the skin plays a major role in food allergies, and suggest that personalized treatments for a subset of atopic dermatitis patients might help prevent food allergies.
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Dining Out with Food Allergies (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On March 12, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies hosted a webinar on the topic of dining out with food allergies. Our guest speakers were Sloane Miller and Dr. Michael Pistiner. We thank Mylan, who provided the educational grant to make this webinar...
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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 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 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 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 Milk Allergy Affect Bone Health?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In a study recently published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) , researchers studied the effects of a milk free diet on bone health in young adult patients who had an IgE-mediated cow's milk allergy.  Since their...
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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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Easy Ways to Raise Awareness About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Help us raise awareness about food allergies May 10-16, Food Allergy Awareness Week . Around 26 million American adults and 5.6 million children have food allergies. Anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction , causes 30,000 emergency department visits each year. With the right education and treatment, we can help people manage food allergies to reduce medical emergencies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the MedicAlert Foundation have teamed up this year to help people...
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Egg Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Egg Allergic Children Now Have no Barriers to Flu ShotNewest research shows no increased danger  ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. (Oct. 1, 2013) – All children should have flu shots, even if they have an egg allergy, and it’s now...
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Egg Allergy Alert - evol Cilantro Lime Chicken Burrito Products

KFA Food Alerts ·
Culinary International, LLC Recalls Chicken Burrito Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 002-2020 Health Risk: High Date: Jan 10, 2020 Congressional and Public Affairs Veronika Pfaeffle (202) 720-9113 FSISpress@usda.gov WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2020 – Culinary International, LLC, a Vernon, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 626 pounds of egg burrito products labeled as chicken burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the...
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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 - Gretchen's Shoebox Express Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait

KFA News Team ·
Gretchens Shoebox Express Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups Due to Undeclared Eggs. Contact: Consumer: 206-623-8194 info@shoeboxexpress.com Media:: (206) 318-7100 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5th, 2014 - Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Gretchens Shoebox Express in Seattle, Washington, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait...
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Egg and Soy Allergy Alert - Fresh Food Manufacuturing Italian Wedding Soup

KFA News Team ·
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Italian Style Wedding Soup Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall 069-2014 Health Risk: High Oct 14, 2014     Congressional and Public Affairs Joan Lindenberger  (202) 720-9113  ...
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Egg, Gluten and Soy Alert – Farm Rich Changes Ingredients in Snack Products

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Farm Rich has announced a recipe change for some of its popular snack offerings. Products included in this recipe update are: Cheddar Cheese Curds, Jalapeño Peppers and Breaded Mushrooms, which now contain trace amounts of egg and soy, and two Farm Rich Meatball varieties, Original Homestyle and Italian Style, are no longer gluten-free.
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Egg, Milk Allergy Alert - Giant Eagle Multiple Items from Bakery, and Cheese and Prepared Foods Departments

KFA Food Alerts ·
Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Multiple Items Due to Undeclared Egg and Milk Allergens Contact: Consumer: 1-800-553-2324   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 31, 2015 — PITTSBURGH — Select Giant Eagle brand Danish pastries,...
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Egg Allergy Alert: Cake Decors Pastillage (Gumpaste) Flowers

KFA News Team ·
Sugar Flowers Plus Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg White in Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Flowers Contact: Consumer: 1-800-972-2935 sugarflowersplus@gmail.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2012 - Sugar Flowers Plus Inc of...
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Enterovirus D-68: Take Precautions for Kids with Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
With kids back in school, the fall illness season has begun. An outbreak of the rare enterovirus (EV D-68) is hospitalizing kids across the country. Most people who are infected do not need to seek medical care and will experience cold-like symptoms,...
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Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

KFA News Team ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg will be available nationwide by prescription beginning May 1, 2018. AUVI-q 0.1 mg is indicated for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms).
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Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & 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 February 26, 2014 featuring two of our medical advisors, Michael Pistiner, MD, and Angela Nace, PharmD. They...
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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 Alerts Patients and Health Care Professionals of EpiPen Auto-Injector Errors Related to Device Malfunctions and User Administration

KFA News Team ·
FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may potentially have delayed injection or be prevented from properly injecting due to device failure and user error.
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FDA Approves First Generic Competitor of EpiPen Epinephrine Auto-Injector

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market its generic epinephrine auto-injector in 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths.
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FDA Consumer Advice on Products Containing Ground Cumin with Undeclared Peanuts

KFA News Team ·
FDA Consumer Advice on Products Containing Ground Cumin with Undeclared Peanuts Key Advice The FDA is advising people who are highly allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder, because some shipments of...
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FDA Fast Tracks Designation for Viaskin Milk for the Treatment of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

KFA News Team ·
Kids With Food Allergies is sharing this press release from DBV Technologies . This is not an endorsement of the content contained in the press release. Speak with your physician if you have any questions. [PRESS RELEASE] Wednesday, September 21, 2016 DBV Technologies Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for Viaskin Milk for the Treatment of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy DBV first to announce Fast Track designation for IgE-mediated CMPA; Viaskin Milk is currently being investigated in a Phase...
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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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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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Feeding Allergenic Foods to Babies and Pregnant or Nursing Moms

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Eat It or Avoid It? by Todd D. Green, MD, FAAAAI   Once you have a child who has severe food allergies and have experienced how hard it can be to keep that child safe, you naturally want to do anything you can to keep your next child (or...
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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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Alert: FDA Requests Removal of All Ranitidine Products (Zantac) From the Market

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is requesting manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately. This is the latest step in an ongoing investigation of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine medications (commonly known by the brand name Zantac). The agency has determined that the impurity in some ranitidine products increases over time and when stored at higher than room temperature
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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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Allergist Calls for Change After Saving Girl's Life During In-Flight Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On August 5, allergist Patricia Leonard was traveling with her three children on a United Airlines flight out of Dublin, headed home to Houston via Newark, following a vacation with family in Ireland. Two hours into the flight, the attendants had...
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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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