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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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Egg Allergy Alert - Giant Eagle Grab-and-Go Subs

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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, 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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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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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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Can We EAT Our Way to Prevention of Food Allergies?

KFA News Team ·
We now have very strong evidence that early introduction of peanut can prevent the development of peanut allergy. Does this apply to other allergenic foods? The authors of the newest research study, Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) sought to answer this question.
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How to Talk to Your Child About Food Allergy Bullying

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Allergy Bullying Is No Laughing Matter In Pittsburgh, a high schooler had to be treated for anaphylaxis after three classmates brought in pineapple, to which she is highly allergic. One of the classmates rubbed the pineapple on her hands and gave the girl a high five. In another story, a 13-year-old boy with a milk allergy died from anaphylaxis after one of his classmates flicked cheese into his mouth. These stories may have made headlines, but countless instances of food allergy...
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2013 Asthma Capital List Names Richmond, VA #1

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There’s More to Asthma than Meets the Air (May 8, 2013) Nearly 25 million people right here in the U.S. are living with asthma, a chronic disease of the airways in the lungs. But for all the talk of the global asthma epidemic, there are...
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Survey Shows Gaps in Primary Care Doctors’ Allergy Knowledge

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Two studies published in 2015 have shown gaps in physicians’ knowledge about allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) published a study in January 2015 . It found large differences in knowledge and attitudes about...
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The LEAP Trial 12 Months Later: Are We Ready to LEAP-On Peanut Allergy?

KFA News Team ·
Researchers announced results from the second phase of a landmark food allergy study, with the data showing that feeding peanuts to babies at high risk for developing the allergy sharply cuts their chance of becoming allergic by age 5.
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The Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live in the U.S. With Seasonal Allergies

KFA News Team ·
It’s common for children with food allergies – and their parents – to also have seasonal allergies . This means you not only have to avoid food allergy reactions, but you have to manage their pollen allergies too. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2020 Allergy Capitals™ report . It ranks the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for seasonal allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. AAFA ranked the cities based on three factors:...
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Tree Nut (Walnut) Allergy Alert - Market District and Giant Eagle New Year's Pretzels

KFA Food Alerts ·
Market District Voluntarily Recalls New Year's Pretzels Due to an Undeclared Walnut Allergen For Immediate Release January 5, 2016 Contact Consumers Market District Customer Care 1-866-620-0216 Media Dan Donovan media.relations@gianteagle.com 412-967-4551 Firm Press Release All lots of New Year's Pretzels prepared and sold individually from the Bakery department inside the Carmel Market District located at 11505 N Illinois Street in Carmel, Indiana since December 26 have been voluntarily...
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Walt Disney Parks and Cruises to Stock EpiPens and Promote Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Mylan Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to Enhance Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors EpiPen® Auto-Injector Locations Designated on Updated Guide Maps and Signage; New Multi-year Alliance to...
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Recall Alert: Expanded Recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Epinephrine Autoinjectors Include Lots Distributed in U.S.

KFA News Team ·
Mylan Provides Update on Meridian Medical Technologies', a Pfizer Company, Expanded Voluntary Worldwide Recall of EpiPen® Auto-Injector HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2017 / PRNewswire / -- Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan's manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection,...
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Is There Anything Parents Can Do to Prevent Their Babies from Developing Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Is there anything pregnant or nursing moms can to do delay or prevent the development of food allergies in their babies? If a baby is at risk for developing food allergies, is there anything parents can do to prevent their babies from developing...
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Adrian Peterson Calls for Kids to Join His Ready2Go MVP Team for Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Enter the Ready2Go Draft with football pro Adrian Peterson! Parents and caregivers can go to  www.Ready2Go.com  to nominate their child or teen to be part of Adrian Peterson's Ready2Go MVP Team by submitting a short video demonstrating what...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Clancy's Wavy Potato Chips 10oz

KFA Food Alerts ·
Olde York Potato Chips Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in One Lot of Clancy's Wavy Potato Chips 10 Oz For Immediate Release January 4, 2019 Contact Consumers Olde York Potato Chips Customer Care Christine Liu (905) 669-2083 x 227 Announcement Olde York Potato Chips of Brampton, Ontario is recalling Clancy's Wavy Potato Chips 10 oz (UPC 0 41498 16306 8) with the specific lot code BEST If Used By FEB 22 19 1A6 because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Giant Eagle Irish Soda Bread

KFA News Team ·
Giant Eagle Voluntary Recall of Irish Soda Bread Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen Contact: Consumer: 1-800-553-2324   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 11, 2015 — PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle brand Irish Soda Bread, baked and sold...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Giant Eagle Raisin Filled and Apricot Filled Cookies

KFA News Team ·
Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Raisin Filled and Apricot Filled Cookies Due to an Undeclared Milk Allergen Contact: Consumer: 1-800-553-2324     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 20, 2015 — PITTSBURGH, PA, All lots of Giant...
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Milk Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle Seasonal Cut-Out Shaped Cookies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Giant Eagle Voluntary Recall of Bakery Seasonal Cut-Out Shapes Cookies Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 18, 2015 – Pittsburgh, PA – All lots of Giant Eagle brand seasonal cut-out shapes...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Giant Eagle Walnut Delight and Pecan Tassie Cookies

KFA Food Alerts ·
Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Walnut Delight and Pecan Tassie Cookies Due to an Undeclared Milk Allergen For Immediate Release May 2, 2016 Contact Consumers Giant Eagle Customer Care 1-800-553-2324 Media Dan Donovan media.relations@gianteagle.com 412-967-4551 Announcement PITTSBURGH – All lots of Giant Eagle brand Walnut Delight and Pecan Tassie cookies prepared and sold from the Bakery department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets with sell by dates through May 3, 2016...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Nutra Manufacturing, Inc.One Lot of GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Time Release 180 count Dietary Supplement

KFA Food Alerts ·
Nutra Manufacturing, Inc. Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of One Lot of GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Time Release 180 count Dietary Supplement For Immediate Release November 16, 2016 Contact Consumers GNC Customer Service 1-888-462-2548 Media Greg Miller of Marketcom PR (212) 537-5177 Announcement Pittsburgh, PA, Nutra Manufacturing, Inc. (“Nutra”) today announced that it is initiating a nationwide, voluntary recall of one lot of GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Time Release dietary supplement product...
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Milk and Sesame Allergy Alert: Wendy's New Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Wendy’s® is testing a New Grilled Chicken Sandwich that affects people with milk and sesame allergies.   The new chicken sandwich has sauce that contains milk (besides the original egg). It comes on a multigrain bun containing:...
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Schools Have Been Able to Treat Anaphylaxis More Than 2,000 Times Thanks to Epinephrine Donation Program

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Mylan N.V.(NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced its EpiPen4Schools® program has surpassed the one millionth epinephrine auto-injector donation through the program and that presented data at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting demonstrates the impact of and continued need for the program in U.S. schools. Epinephrine auto-injectors provided through the program have been used more than 2,000 times to treat anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threa
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Dr. Todd Green: Pennsylvania Must Do More to Protect School Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. Green has written a special opinion piece for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette advocating for more awareness and safety protocols for schoolchildren with food allergies.Despite growing awareness of food allergy among the public and medical...
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Shellfish Allergy Alert - Ohio City Foods Four Cheese Ravioli and Smoked Mozzerella Ravioli

KFA News Team ·
Ohio City Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Shellfish in Ravioli RE: Ohio City Pasta brand Four Cheese Ravioli and Smoked mozzarella ravioli, Lot No. 14351 , 14346 or UPC #38735-00011 Contact: Consumer: 216-696-3388   FOR IMMEDIATE...
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Soy Allergy Alert - Frontera Foods Original Taco Skillet Sauce with a "Best By" Date of "13 Apr 17"

KFA Food Alerts ·
Frontera Foods Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Soy Allergen in Original Taco Skillet Sauce with a "Best By" Date of "13 Apr 17" For Immediate Release May 3, 2016 Contact Consumers Frontera 1-800-509-4441 Announcement Frontera Foods of Chicago, Illinois is recalling a total of 720 (8 oz.) packages of its Frontera Texas Original Taco Skillet Sauce because it contains undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening...
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Soy Allergy Alert - Giant Eagle Japanese Breaded Cod Fillets

KFA News Team ·
Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Japanese Breaded Cod Fillets Due to an Undeclared Soy Allergen Contact: Consumer: 1-800-553-2324   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 23, 2015 — PITTSBURGH — All lots of Giant Eagle brand Japanese...
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Mylan Confirms Availability of EpiPen Auto-Injector for U.S. Patients Affected by Sanofi's Auvi-Q Recall

KFA News Team ·
Mylan Confirms Availability of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector for U.S. Patients Affected by Sanofi's Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) Recall [Press Release]   HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty, a division of Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL ) which markets and distributes EpiPen ® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector, today commented on the voluntary nationwide recall of Sanofi's Auvi-Q ® (epinephrine...
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Study Shows How ERs Can Improve Care For Children With Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children going to an emergency room for severe allergic reactions received more comprehensive treatment when staff followed formal care guidelines, according to a new study.     Specifically, they were more likely to receive epinephrine for...
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Study of Food Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis Management

KFA Medical Advisors ·
A survey study of index food-related allergic reactions and anaphylaxis managementThanks in large part to the enthusiastic and committed members of KFA, we recently published an article in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (now available...
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Re: Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

songspinner ·
Wow. It was such a huge deal when I went to college and the UC campus I chose made it very very difficult and in fact actively discriminated against me. This makes me feel better about my daughter's college possibities.
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Re: Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

Gloria ·
Another example of the good government can do!
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Shellfish Allergy Alert (SHrimp) - Delicae Gourmet Peanut Sauce, Panang Curry Sauce, and Spicy Red Curry Sauce

KFA Food Alerts ·
Delicae Gourmet LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Shrimp Allergen in Thai Peanut Sauce, Panang Curry Sauce, and Spicy Red Curry Sauce For Immediate Release February 09, 2021 Contacts Consumers Delicae Gourmet, Barbara Macaluso 800-942-2502 Company Announcement Delicae Gourmet LLC of Tarpon Springs, FL is recalling Thai Peanut Sauce, Panang Curry Sauce, and Spicy Red Curry Sauce, because it contains undeclared shrimp allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shrimp...
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AAFA Releases the 2021 Allergy Capitals™ Report

KFA News Team ·
Many children with food allergies have other allergic diseases – like asthma, eczema, and nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) . If your child sniffles and sneezes more with the changing seasons, pollen allergies could be the cause. Allergic sensitivity to airborne pollen from trees, grasses, or weeds can cause allergy symptoms. The reason many children have related allergic conditions is because of the "allergic march" or “atopic march . ” It often starts with dry skin, which may lead to...
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