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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: Brothers

Kathy P ·
Awesome brothers! I bet they don't always act that way
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Re: Dining Out with Food Allergies

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 possible. The video and resources from the webinar are now available for your convenience. RESOURCES THAT ACCOMPANY THE VIDEO: Register to Become a Member of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation We offer the largest online support community for parents...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are Local Summer Programs Required to Accommodate My Child With Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many towns, cities and counties offer camps and summer programs. They are often less expensive than private day camps and sleep-away camps, making them attractive to local families. Each spring, parents ask Kids With Food Allergies, “Are local summer camps required to accommodate my child with food allergies?” The answer is yes. These camps must accept children with food allergies and asthma. The camp must make adjustments for full participation. This may mean offering allergen-free meal...
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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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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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British Airways Sets New Policy for Passengers with Nut Allergies

KFA News Team ·
British Airways is becoming the first major airline with an official policy asking passengers not to eat nuts in flight. The updated allergy-friendly policy took effect February 18, 2016. Passengers can still carry nutty foods and snacks aboard. But they will be asked not to eat them if they are sitting near a person with that allergy during the flight. When a passenger says they have a nut allergy, flight crews will make an announcement, said an airline spokesperson. Crews will make an...
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Camps Must Accommodate Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer camp takes many forms: private day camps, sleep away camps, city recreation camps, or camps that focus on sports or art.   Many children enjoy and take part each year. For parents of children with food allergies, it is often another hurdle...
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Can You Bring Outside Food to Restaurants If You Have a Food Allergy?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
People with food allergies can have a hard time eating at restaurants. Sometimes, you can’t avoid a restaurant where it’s difficult to order a safe meal. Three attorneys from the Allergy Law Project answer the question: can a person with allergies bring outside food into a restaurant if a safe meal is not available? Unfortunately, there is not a lot of legal guidance on this specific issue.
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How to Ensure No Schoolchild Dies from Allergy Attack

KFA News Team ·
Holiday treats, birthday parties, lunchtime and snack time can pose risks for students across the nation. Dr. Ruchi Gupta wrote an opinion piece for CNN on why Congress should pass the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act: How to...
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Iowa Court Rules Food Allergy a Disability

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Iowa Court of Appeals recently ruled that a child's food allergy is a disability protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ruling will affect schools, child care centers, day camps, and other recreational programs for...
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Court Ruling Favors People With Food Allergies, Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

KFA News Team ·
J.D.'s family sued Colonial Williamsburg based on discrimination against someone with a disability. On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit ruled in favor of J.D. and his family. This ruling impacts people with food allergies, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Allowing people to bring in safe food into a public place may be a necessary and reasonable accommodation. Food allergies are a disability under that Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Creating Wellness Policies That Are Safer for Students with Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We are looking out for children with food allergies in schools!  We recently filed a formal comment on the federal government's proposal to improve wellness at school. Our bottom line:  Schools should develop policies that make schools...
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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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Health Insurance Marketplace Resources for Families Managing Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When you manage food allergies, and other conditions like asthma or eczema, health insurance can be very important. But health care can also be confusing. These resources will walk you through the process, answer common questions and help you learn more about health insurance.
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How to Check Ingredient Statements on Candy to Keep Loved Ones Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween   Halloween candy can present risks for children with food allergies. Some parents choose to trade their child's candy for safe candy or for non-food treats and prizes. (The...
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Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has greatly improved labeling for the 8 major allergens - milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, fish, and...
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7 Tips for Safe Summer Playdates for Your Child With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer is a great time for kids to get together with friends and have fun. If your child has food allergies, it’s still possible to have wonderful playdates. Here are some things to remember, and some great ideas for fun things to do.
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A Collaborative Effort to Provide Disaster Relief for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Karen Harris has managed allergies all her life. She was diagnosed with a tree nut allergy and oral allergy syndrome as a child. As an adult, she developed asthma and a soy allergy . She has three kids between the ages of 10 and 23. They all have asthma and/or allergies. Her oldest daughter, Lauryn, is also allergic to tree nuts. Her son, Layne, is allergic to insects. And her youngest daughter, Mika, is allergic to tree nuts , milk , eggs , most grains and some seeds. They all carry...
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AAFA Explains Potential Halloween Hazards for Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Halloween is typically a time for kids to let their imaginations run wild and have fun with friends but for kids with severe food allergies, trick-or-treating can be difficult and dangerous. Children may accidentally encounter candy that can trigger an allergic reaction. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to ensure there is greater awareness and proper labeling to prevent allergic reactions.
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AAFA Praises Supreme Court Decision on Health Care

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Good News for Patients   Landover, MD (June 25, 2015) - The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) applauds the Supreme Court’s decision that the Affordable Care Act...
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AAFA Responds to Clawson Board of Education Member's Shameful Remarks About Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This open letter to the President of the Clawson, Michigan Board of Education is in response to remarks made about children with food allergies by a board member at a recent board meeting .     November 25, 2014   Kevin A. Turner...
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AAFA Responds to FDA Cumin Warning

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to people with peanut allergies, advising them to consider staying away from all food products containing ground cumin or cumin powder after a wave of recalls. Ground cumin, apparently...
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Tell the FDA to List Sesame as a Major Food Allergen on Food Labels

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is standing up for people allergic to sesame. We joined with a consumer advocacy group to ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add sesame to the list of ingredients that must be disclosed on food labels. Currently, only eight allergens - milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy - are listed on food labels . Allergens not on that list - such as sesame – are sometimes called non top-8 allergens. AAFA and the...
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AAFA Supports New Bill to Improve Safety for Airline Passengers with Severe Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Families at risk for severe allergic reactions often find flying incredibly stressful.   There is no one national policy for airlines. Each company can set its own rules. And, families may be told one thing when they book a flight, and...
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About Section 504 Plans for Students with Food Allergy (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Attorney Laurel Francoeur answers questions from parents about Section 504 Plans for school accommodations of food allergy disability. This webinar was presented by Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America...
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Act Now to Help Save Health Care Protections for Those With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On Sept. 13, 2017, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA includes protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Their goal is to vote on the repeal before Sept. 30, 2017. This bill, commonly called the Graham-Cassidy bill, could cause millions of Americans to lose health insurance. If passed, health insurance could become unaffordable for people with chronic conditions and low incomes.
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Adamis Pharmaceuticals' Epinephrine Pre-Filled Syringe Receives FDA Approval

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved Adamis’ EPINEPHRINE INJECTION, USP, 1:1000 (0.3 mg Pre-filled single dose syringe) (“PFS”) for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type I) including anaphylaxis. The FDA has also approved the PFS trade name of Symjepi™.
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Adult Peanut Allergies Present Workplace Challenges

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What happens when children with food allergies grow up and enter the work force?  About 1 percent of adults have peanut allergy and the numbers are growing. In 2008, the Americans With  Disabilities Act expanded to include food allergy...
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Aimmune Therapeutics Reports Positive Results From Peanut Immunotherapy Studies

KFA News Team ·
Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMT), a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for life-threatening food allergies, announced clinical data presented today at the 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The presentations included Phase 3 screening data and Phase 2 adherence data from Aimmune’s AR101 program. AR101 is Aimmune’s investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for desensitization of patients with peanut allergy.
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Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE:   We support a Congressional effort to improve airline safety for people with severe allergies . Join AAFA's Action Network and tell your senators you care about this issue today !   What happens if a passenger has an allergic...
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Food Allergies and Your Child – What Now?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Pompano Beach, FL. October 8, 2014 –  Getting a diagnosis that your child has a food allergy is life changing – for you, your child and your entire family. Allergic reactions to food can be serious and life-threatening. Did you...
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Food Allergy Awareness in Tennessee Goes Beyond Teal Pumpkins

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Most families coping with food allergies know that a teal pumpkin signals a safer Halloween . Kids with food allergies can celebrate Halloween with crafts, parties and more. But did you also know that the support group that launched the craze...
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Food Allergy Boot Camp: Practical Food Allergy Management (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), co-hosted a free educational Facebook Live event with MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Pediatric allergist Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, explained the basics of managing food allergies that parents and caregivers need to know.
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Food Allergy Nonprofit Featured on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, was featured on The Balancing Act ® airing on Lifetime Television ® . The first episode in a series dedicated to spreading food allergies awareness...
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Food Allergy Safety is Priority One for Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Prevention and preparedness are important for every situation when it comes to children with food allergies. Since Halloween presents its own special challenges, we've taken the strategies from our Quick Guide to Practical Food Allergy Management ...
 
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