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Tips to Safely Celebrate Chanukah with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Chanukah at Home Chanukah is a fun and exciting holiday for children. Children look forward to the candles, games, gifts, parties and fun. But because Chanukah celebrations often involve food, it takes extra planning to make sure that everyone has a...
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Tips to Safely Celebrate Christmas with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
AT HOME:   While most children are excited about the prospect of gifts under the tree, it‘s helpful to remind them why you are celebrating and to reinforce your family’s beliefs.  It is also a wonderful time to create your own...
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U.S. Federal Government Releases Guidelines for Food Allergy Management in Schools and Care Centers

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released voluntary guidelines for schools and education programs on how to manage students' food allergies. In 2006, about 88% of schools had one or more students with a food allergy. Studies show that...
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U.S. Updating Rules for Food Manufacturers With Food Allergies in Mind

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Have you read about changes to U.S. food manufacturing practices? Are you confused? In this post, we explain some of the changes and what it means if you have food allergies. What Are Good Manufacturing Practices? The U.S. has rules that establish “Good Manufacturing Practices” (GMP) for food manufacturers to follow. These practices help to lessen the risk of danger to the public. They require manufacturers to follow good food hygiene and handling methods. Most facilities that manufacture...
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Understanding What J.D. v. Williamsburg Means for People With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit ruled on a case important to the food allergy community – J.D. v. Williamsburg. J.D.'s family sued Colonial Williamsburg, saying they discriminated against someone with a disability when they didn’t let him eat his safe lunch in their restaurant while on a class trip. What does this mean for people with food allergies?
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Watch the Asthma and Allergy Foundation on Lifetime Television™ in May

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many families with food allergies also struggle with asthma and environmental allergies. This month, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the parent organization of Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), is pleased to bring you information...
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Patient Access to Health Care Is at Risk

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to protect those with chronic conditions like asthma and allergies. We are asking Congress to keep health care affordable, especially for those who need it most. Learn how you can take action.
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Flying Food Group Edamame Hummus Wrap

KFA Food Alerts ·
Flying Food Group, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Wraps Due to Adulteration, Misbranding, and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall 019-2016 Health Risk: High Feb 19, 2016 Congressional and Public Affairs Veronika Medina (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2016 Flying Food Group, LLC, a Grapevine, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,006 pounds of Edamame Hummus Wrap products due to adulteration and misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and...
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President Obama Signs School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Today, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) commended President Obama for signing the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act into law.  Sponsored by Senators Ron Kirk (R-IL)and Dick Durbin (D-IL) in the Senate and...
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Prevent Allergic Reactions on Valentine's Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent survey revealed that as many as one in three children with life-threatening allergies have experienced anaphylaxis on Valentine's Day. The survey also found that teens who date are at the most risk of a reaction as less than half of parents...
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Promacta® Oral Suspension Recalled for Possible Peanut Contamination

KFA News Team ·
Novartis today announced a voluntary recall of three lots of Promacta (eltrombopag) 12.5 mg for oral suspension to the consumer level. The oral suspension lots are being recalled because of a risk of potential peanut flour contamination that occurred at a third-party contract manufacturing site.
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Proposed Federal Bill Adds Sesame to List of Major Allergens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
An important bill in Congress adds sesame to the list of major allergens that must be declared on a food label. 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. The Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015 (HR 4061) would make sesame the ninth allergen regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, the...
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Newly-Introduced Airline Bill Includes Protections for People with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On June 26, 2017, Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate called the Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights (S.1418). This would provide relief for consumers who have been hurt by poor airline customer service.
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Read All Labels - All the Time - A Thanksgiving Reminder

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thanksgiving often involves family traditions, whether it be where you celebrate or what foods are on the menu for the holiday meal.   Good food allergy management includes reading every label, every time. This is because ingredients or the way...
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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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Restaurants Not Required to Serve Allergen-Free Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Recently we shared news about an agreement between Lesley University and the Justice Department in which the school agreed to provide accommodations for students with food allergies and celiac disease.  (The school has a mandatory meal...
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Victory for Food Allergy Community: Justice Department Sides with Kids in Discrimination Case

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In a huge victory for families with food allergies, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled that a theater program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DOJ said the program discriminated when it refused to accommodate a 10-year-old boy with severe peanut and tree nut allergies. The program refused to have either a staff member or volunteer available at all times to give epinephrine in case of emergency. The DOJ also ruled the Massachusetts program retaliated when it...
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Impax Provides Update on Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Our epinephrine auto-injector represents a proven, low-cost treatment for patients in the U.S. who require the use of epinephrine products."
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Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi-Q ® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery   [Press Release]   Company Contact Karen Sutherland Tel. : +1 908-989-0726 Email : USMediaRelations@Sanofi.com     Bridgewater, N.J. - October 30, 2015 - Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP).The recall involves all Auvi-Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals,...
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Q&A with Author of Learning to Bake Allergen-Free

Kids With Food Allergies ·
By Susan Weissman My kitchen shelves hold almost every allergy-friendly cookbook known to man. But "Learning to Bake Allergen-Free" by Colette Martin is one of the most instructive, specific and foolproof for me . Let's face it: We allergy moms...
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It’s Time to Label Sesame a Major Allergen

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For people with food allergies, accurate food labels are important. Ingredient labels became clearer when the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act went into effect in 2006 – at least for those allergic to one of the top eight major food allergens. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts and soybeans as major food allergens.
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Join Us for Our Twitter Chat on How to Prepare for Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) on Monday, May 11, 2020, at noon ET for a Twitter chat on preparing for and treating anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction . Follow @kfatweets and @AAAAI_org and use the hashtag #foodallergy101 to join the conversation. KFA, AAAAI and other experts will answer questions about: What is a food allergy? What is the best way to tell if someone has a food allergy? How can I prevent food...
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Keep Kids with Food Allergies Safe During the Holidays

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Keep the holidays happy this season! Educate your loved ones about your child's food allergies before holiday events to help keep them safe and happy. Today more than 6-million kids and their families are managing a food allergy. Holiday time can be...
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KFA's Halloween Food Allergy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA's HALLOWEEN Food Allergy Guide The scary parts of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not candy. For parents of food-allergic children, it can be stressful to celebrate holidays centered on food. Kids With Food Allergies Foundation can help...
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Rep. Thomas Murt to Receive Recognition at Mall Walk and Expo in Philadelphia #foodallergy

Lynda ·
News Flash! There’s still time to register for the 4th Annual Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Strides for Safe Kids® Mall Walk and Expo! More Info and Free Registration We are also pleased to announce that...
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Kids With Food Allergies Partners with The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies Partners with The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television to Bring About New “HELP for Children with Food Allergies” Programming New series on The Balancing Act to raise awareness, provide education and...
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Letter To NBC: Jokes About Food Allergies Can Put People in Danger

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On behalf of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the more than 15 million Americans living with food allergies, I am writing with some concerns about a recent broadcast on the Today Show entitled “Coming Out of Their Shells.” The segment featured Matt Lauer and Al Roker as they searched for the world’s largest pistachio. In the episode, they make light of and even laugh at nut allergies.
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Letter to the Makers of the Peter Rabbit Movie: Jokes About Food Allergies Can Put People in Danger

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The new movie, Peter Rabbit, has a scene that may be disturbing to young viewers who have a food allergy. We're asking Hollywood to stop using food allergies as a punchline.
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Talking to Our Kids about Food Allergies: Children Believe Grownups

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Talking to Our Kids About Food Allergies: Children Believe Grownups  by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc  Millions of kids really believe that an overweight man gets dragged around the world in a single night by a team of flying reindeer, allowing...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Simply Life Brand Dark Chocolate

KFA News Team ·
FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: March 17, 2014 Media Inquiries: Siobhan DeLancey, 301-796-4561, siobhan.delancey@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA Some lots of Simply Lite brand dark chocolate recalled Testing reveals significant...
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Sanofi's Auvi-Q™, The First Voice-Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Is Now Available In The U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi Announces Auvi-Q™, The First And Only Voice-Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Is Now Available In The U.S.   – Breakthrough device design talks patients and caregivers through the injection process – BRIDGEWATER, N.J.,...
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Sanofi US Parts Ways with Auvi-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
Sanofi recalled all Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) last year . The company issued this statement today. Sanofi US to Return Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) Rights to kalo Press Release BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi announced today that the license and development agreement between Sanofi and kalo, formerly Intelliject Inc., the developer of Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP), will terminate later this year. At that time, all U.S. and Canadian rights will...
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School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Awaits President Obama's Signature

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act  Congress has passed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one step closer to becoming law!  It...
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504 Plans, IHCPs, ECPs: Food Allergy School Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Health Care Plans for Your Child with Food Allergies How to Create a Comprehensive School Health Care Plan for your Child with Food Allergies by Lynda Mitchell, MA A school health plan will identify the types of responsibilities, training and...
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Think Your Dark Chocolate is Dairy Free? Better Call the Company

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that the dark chocolate you purchased may likely have milk in it – even, in two cases, products labeled “dairy free.”   The FDA study tested 100 dark chocolate products and...
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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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New California Law: the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act Requires Food Allergy Training for All Food Handlers

KFA News Team ·
Governor Newsom has signed the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act. This bill was authored by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD16 D-Orinda) and named in honor of Natalie Giorgi. Natalie passed away at age 13 due to a severe allergic reaction to undeclared peanut in a treat while at a summer camp in Sacramento. AB 1532 requires all food handlers to have a simple certification in safe food handling practices for major food allergens. This bill also would add “Organized Camps” to the definition of...
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Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q™, First Voice-guided Epinephrine Auto-injector for Patients with Life-threatening Allergies   Update: On October 28, 2015, all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled . Please visit...
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New Federal Law Encourages Schools to Stock Undesignated Epinephrine for Allergy Emergencies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Has Been Signed into Law President Obama has signed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act into federal law.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one...
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New Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector Now Available in Limited Areas of the U.S.

KFA News Team ·
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced the release of limited doses of the FDA-approved generic version of EpiPen®1 (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg, in the US. Teva’s generic version of the EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg, and an additional supply of Teva’s generic version of the EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg is expected in 2019. The publically-available Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC)2
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New Law Allows New York School Bus Drivers to Administer Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-Westchester) to allow school bus drivers and other contractors providing services to schools to administer epinephrine when a child suffers anaphylaxis shock.
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Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free webinar hosted by Kids With Food Allergies on August 20, 2013 featuring guest speakers Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, and Deb Indorato, RD, LDN.  The following is the video recording and a list of resources to help you with nutrition and food safety...
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Why Food Allergy Awareness Is Important and 3 Things You Can Do to Spread It

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies introduces you to Tiffany Rogers of  Allergy Cookie , where she shares top-8 free cookie ideas and thoughts about parenting with food allergies. She is the mom of a child with multiple severe food allergies, wife of a...
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Why the Weatherford, Texas, School Board’s Anaphylaxis Policy Is a Bad Idea

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School is a common place for children to experience anaphylaxis – a serious allergic reaction. But the Weatherford Independent School District in Texas recently took a step backward. They created a policy that guides staff to give Benadryl® for severe allergic reactions, instead of unassigned stock epinephrine. But this goes against medical evidence.
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Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Australian researchers say they may have come up with a potential treatment for peanut allergy that combines eating peanuts with a probiotic. More studies are needed and parents should not try this at home, the scientists say. Probiotics are sometimes...
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Re: Raising a Well-Adjusted Child Who Takes Food Allergies in Stride

Lynda ·
Thanks for asking. We've had parents request a children's or teens forum, but as an organization, we'd need to be compliant with the federal law, COPPA - Children's Online Child Protection and Privacy Act. As such, we'd need to have parental consent for children under age 13 to participate and we'd have to monitor conversations to make sure children are adequately protected on our forums. We've asked for parent volunteers to help with an effort like this, but haven't had anyone really come...
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Re: What's the Big Deal about Food Allergies? (Free Community Handout)

Kathy P ·
Was that directed to me?? I actually didn't work on that particular handout, but yes a lot of work goes into resources like this. And it's always a difficult balancing act since dealing w/ food allergies is a wide spectrum. If you have concerns or suggestions, you can e-mail them directly to Lynda at the address she provided above. I'm sorry to hear it did not fit your particular needs and you decided not to give it to the teacher. Thank for your feedback though as it is always good to get a...
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Re: What's the Big Deal about Food Allergies? (Free Community Handout)

Melanie Carver ·
Hi Cheryl! Welcome to KFA I wanted to add a note about "inclusion". Usually around here when we're talking about inclusion, we mean that the allergen should be removed from the situation or the environment should be made safe for the child with food allergies so that they can be included in an activity. We are not meaning it to say that a kid with a milk allergy should have to sit and endure a milk-laden pizza party. That's not what we mean by "inclusive". From your post, I couldn't tell if...
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Re: Family with EoE Dares You to Try Eating Just One of These Allergy-Friendly Granola Bars

K8sMom2002 ·
Leslie, I'm not sure ... I'm thinking you could try it without it but you may have to adjust the other ingredients because the protein powder may act like a binder of sorts, and it may be too wet otherwise. I'll send up a flare and see if we can't figure it out.
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Re: Label Reading Reminder: Look Out for Similar Packaging or Separate Items Within a Package

K8sMom2002 ·
Wow, that was a great catch, Sunny! Does your daughter avoid both peanuts and tree nuts? Here's a great resource that's helped me understand labeling ... FAQ About the Food Allergen Labeling Consumer Protection Act . It was eye-opening how many exceptions there were!
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