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Ask the Allergist and Pharmacist about Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR:   Everything You Wanted To Know About Epinephrine And More RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 TIME:  7:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device...
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AAFA’s Ask the Allergist: Can a Child With a Sunflower Seed Allergy Have Sunflower Oil?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Q: My son is allergic to sunflower seeds. Without having tried it, would he be also allergic to sunflower oil?
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AAFA’s Ask the Allergist: Can a Child With a Tree Nut Allergy Touch Acorns?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Q: If a child is allergic to tree nuts, are they able to touch acorns? Are they just avoided to be safe or are they causes of allergic reactions?
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Ask the Allergist: How Do I Know If My Child Is Developing a Peanut Allergy?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
My 3-year-old has been vomiting, gagging or spitting up after consumption of peanut-containing products. He’s had licks of peanut butter and small amounts of peanut butter crackers at 1-2 years of age. He’s just recently started vomiting. I’m worried he’s developed a peanut allergy now and have questions. Read the response from an allergist.
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Live Q&A: Dining Out With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR: Dining Out With Food Allergies - Ask The Experts Register to submit your questions and then join our live discussion on eating out with food allergies. Our expert panel will answer your questions, share tips and personal stories, and...
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Appoints Kenneth Mendez as CEO

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has appointed Kenneth Mendez as its president and chief executive officer, effective January 22, 2018. Mendez has built his career in senior leadership by successfully growing the reach of numerous non-profit organizations, a track record he now brings to AAFA in support of its mission to improve the health and quality of life for more than 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies.
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Elevates Patient Voice in ICER Review of New Peanut Allergy Treatments

KFA News Team ·
On June 11, 2019, in Oakland, California, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) and its California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) met to assess the clinical effectiveness and value of treatments for peanut allergy. The review examined two new technologies to induce immune tolerance — Viaskin® Peanut (DBV Technologies) and AR101 (Aimmune Therapeutics) — as well as non-commercialized oral immunotherapy (OIT).
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Hires New CEO

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  (Washington, DC)  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) appointed Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, as President and CEO. Sennett was recently a Vice President at WellPoint, one of the largest health benefit companies in the U.S. AAFA...
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Responds to Premature ICER Review of New Peanut Allergy Treatments

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) addresses concerns regarding the Final Evidence Report assessing the clinical effectiveness and value of treatments for peanut allergy released by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) on July 10, 2019. ICER’s report may cause concern for the allergy community that the findings will restrict access to new treatments for peanut allergy.
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Asthma & Allergy Foundation's New CEO Hits-the-Ground, Pedaling

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Patient Advocate and Avid Tandem Cyclist to Lead Change at Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.     WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Asthma and...
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Asthma and Food Allergy Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on October 17, 2013 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus...
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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Can Affect a Child's Mental Health

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Researchers have found that children with atopic dermatitis (eczema) are at an increased risk for suffering from a mental health condition.  A direct correlation was found between the severity of the disease and the probability of having a...
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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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AUVI-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injector Coming Back in 2017

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that it will reintroduce AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) auto-injector to the U.S. market in the first half of 2017. AUVI-Q is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions.
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Back To School Homework: Keeping Students with Food Allergies Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has many free resources for parents, schools, teachers and staff to use to prepare for the upcoming school year and keep students with food allergies safe. Archived...
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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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Breast is Best, but Might Not Protect from Allergies

KFA News Team ·
Press Release   Breast is Best, but Might Not Protect from Allergies Study says no significant difference   SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 5, 2015) – Pregnant women and new mothers receive many messages regarding the benefits of exclusive...
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Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help   by Karen Stickler , PsyD, MA   If nearly 35 percent of children aged 5 and older with food allergies are bullied [1] , how can we prepare our children and keep them safe?   Bullying is common among children with food allergies, and is associated with lower quality of life and distress in children and their parents. Bullying victims can be at increased risk for suicide. In addition, bullying of children with food...
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Can You Prevent Allergies by Sucking on Your Baby’s Pacifier to Clean It?

KFA News Team ·
If the thought of sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your baby’s mouth grosses you out, think again. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.
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(Canada) Gluten Allergy Alert: Good Health Natural Foods Veggie Crinkle Chips

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared gluten in certain Good Health Natural Foods brand Crinkle Chips Recall / advisory date:August 29, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Gluten Hazard classification:Class 3 Company / Firm: Procon Canada 2000 Inc....
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(Canada) Gluten Allergy Alert: Good Health Natural Foods Crinkle Chips

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared gluten in certain Good Health Natural Foods brand Crinkle Chips Recall / advisory date:August 23, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Gluten Hazard classification:Class 3 Company / Firm:Left Coast Naturals...
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(Canada) Milk Allergy Alert: no name Chunky Vegetable Pasta Soup

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared Allergen - no name® Chunky Vegetable Pasta Soup Recall / advisory date:June 21, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Milk Hazard classification:Class 1 Company / Firm:Loblaw Companies Limited...
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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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Canadian Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts Issued: Almonds, Fish, Mustard, Milk, Egg, Wheat

KFA News Team ·
The following products have been recalled the week of Nov 2 - Nov 9: Eurocrem Blok (almonds)Les Aliments Rose Hill Foods Bouillion Mix (mustard, fish)Minuet various snacks (milk, egg)Forever Health Imitation Vegan Ham (wheat)Bella Tavola pasta (milk)...
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Canadian Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts Issued: Milk, Wheat

KFA News Team ·
Bella Tavola pasta - milk Sani brand cakes - milk La Petit Charcutier turkey breast products - milk Lotte brand Milkis soft drink - milk Ethnoscience brand Dark Chocolate GOJI Berries - milk Forever Health Brand products - wheatUpdated Food Recall...
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Cashew Allergy Alert: White Chocolate Macadamia Gluten Free Luna Bars

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Voluntary Market Withdrawal of 15-Packs and 6-Packs of White Chocolate Macadamia Gluten Free LUNA Bars Contact: Keely Wachs 510-596-6659 kwachs@clifbar.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2014 - Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary market withdrawal of 15-packs and 6-packs of White Chocolate Macadamia Gluten Free LUNA Bars. Although the individual bar wrappers and packs include advisory allergen labeling stating that the product contains...
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Celebrate Your Favorite Allergy-Friendly Cooks on Mother's Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Moms, grandmas and aunts all love making their favorite kids, who just happen to have food allergies, safe meals and treats. Show them how much that means with the perfect gift on Mother’s Day, which is also the first day of Food Allergy Awareness Week.
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Certain Egg Allergy Patients Still Have Tolerance Five Years After OIT

KFA News Team ·
A study presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) has found that certain patients treated with egg oral immunotherapy (OIT) are likely to continue consuming and tolerating egg five years after treatment.
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Chef Luca's Three Allergy-Friendly Italian Sauces

KFA Food Bloggers ·
# ChallengeChefLuca     Chef Luca's Three Italian Sauces (Allergy-Friendly)   Milk-Free • Soy-Free • Egg-Free • Wheat-Free Peanut-Free • Tree Nut-Free • Shellfish-Free • Fish-Free   My Goal : To offer...
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Chef Luca's Refreshing Gazpacho Soup Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
# ChallengeChefLuca   Chef Luca's Gazpacho Soup Recipe   Milk-Free • Soy-Free • Egg-Free • Wheat-Free Peanut-Free • Tree Nut-Free • Shellfish-Free • Fish-Free Every summer, when the Texas heat makes us look for...
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Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know   This free two-page handout is filled with essential information for parenting a food allergic child.Understanding the Basics of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis (Severe...
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Children With Milk Allergy Tend to be Smaller Than Their Peers

KFA News Team ·
A study presented at the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress found that cow’s milk allergy may negatively affect growth in children up to 12 years old.
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Cincinnati Children's Researchers Develop First Molecular Test To Diagnose Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CINCINNATI, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have developed the first molecular test to diagnose eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic upper gastrointestinal...
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Clinical Trial Will Test Whether Omalizumab Can Reduce Food Allergy Reactions

KFA News Team ·
While experimental desensitization strategies are available in research settings, people with food allergies must avoid known allergens and are advised to carry injectable epinephrine to prevent potentially life-threatening allergic reactions caused by accidental exposures. To help alleviate this risk, a new study to evaluate an experimental treatment for food allergy launched today.
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Coconut Allergy Alert: Winn-Dixie Bakery Sour Cream Lemon Pies

KFA News Team ·
Winn-Dixie Recalls Bakery Sour Cream Lemon Pies   Contact: Consumer: 866-946-6349 Media: Julianne Roberts Corporate Communications 904-370-6029 julianneroberts@biloholdings.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Jan. 8, 2015 —...
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College Students With Food Allergies Find Big Challenges in Staying Safe

KFA News Team ·
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don’t have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.
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Is Composting Food Waste Safe for Food Allergic Individuals?

KFA News Team ·
Keep Composting Safe With These Precautions for Food Allergic IndividualsAccording to the AAAAI, the heat from composting may have a minor effect in altering the allergic properties of the foods treated but how much so is not...
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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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Consumers Often Ignore Food Allergy Labels

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent study shows that the various food allergy warnings on foods may not be effective in helping consumers avoid allergens in food. The study found that consumers directly affected by food allergies were more likely to ignore allergy labels,...
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Coping with Food Allergy Anxiety: Back to School and More (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on August 11, 2015 on Coping With Food Allergy Anxiety: Back to School and More. Dr. Gianine D. Rosenblum is a New Jersey psychologist in private practice and a parent to a child with food...
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COVID-19 and Its Impact on Families Managing Food Allergies: A Global Health Crisis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been fighting to save lives for nearly 70 years. With your support, we provide education, conduct patient-centered research and advocate for protections for our food allergy community. Our experience and strong community ties allowed us to take prompt action on the COVID-19 crisis . (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.) Thanks to your generous support, we are leading the fight against COVID-19 for families managing food...
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Crab Allergy Alert: Wegman's New England Clam Chowder

KFA News Team ·
Blount Fine Foods Voluntary Recall of “Wegmans New England Clam Chowder” Due to Possible Undeclared Crab AllergenContact Consumer: 1-800-274-2526  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 18, 2013 - Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, MA is...
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Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When Michelle O’Riordan’s daughter Ciara, a fifth-grade student at Birmingham Falls Elementary School in Milton, Georgia, asked her school principal to meet with her to discuss food allergy issues and the need for more awareness, she had...
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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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CVS Health Announces Low Priced Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector

KFA News Team ·
[PRESS RELEASE] CVS Health Offers Patients Lowest Cash Price in the Market for Generic Epinephrine Auto-injector to Treat Allergic Reactions Generic epinephrine auto-injector from Impax Laboratories available at CVS Pharmacy at cash price 80% lower than EpiPen® WOONSOCKET, R.I, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS ) today announced that a low-cost epinephrine auto-injector option, the authorized generic for Adrenaclick® manufactured by Impax Laboratories (IPXL), is available...
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Dairy Allergy Alert - Zatarain's Red Beans and Rice Original

KFA Food Alerts ·
Voluntary Recall Notice for Zatarain's Red Beans and Rice Original due to Possible Health Risk from Undeclared Ingredients For Immediate Release December 17, 2015 Contact Consumers Zatarain's Consumer Affairs team 1-877-837-3796 Laurie Harrsen laurie_harrsen@mccormick.com (410) 527-8753 Firm Press Release GRETNA, La. - Zatarain's is initiating a voluntary recall of 8 oz boxes of Red Beans and Rice Original with a "BEST BY" date of  JUL 31 16Z distributed in the Midwest and Eastern...
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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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FREE Webinar: Money Saving Ideas for Families with Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
FREE Webinar: Money saving ideas for families with food allergiesMany families managing diets for food allergies have to juggle the cost of allergen-friendly food, medical nutritional formulas, rising costs of health insurance, prescriptions and...
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FREE Webinar: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergies in School

Melanie Carver ·
FREE Webinar: What Parents of Children with Food Allergies Need to Know About Food Allergy in School Many parents don't know where to start when they need to send their children off to school with food allergies. Attend this free webinar and you will...
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