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Re: 2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Piedmont Candy Company ·
Thank you so much for including our Red Bird Candies on your list! I saw that you included our Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Mini Puffs and they are delicious BUT they do have "Anhydrous Milkfat" and "Soy Lecithin" in the chocolate so we just wanted to point that out. Keep up the good work!
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Re: 2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thanks - we've removed the chocolate covered from the list.
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StephC ·
Mondelez seems to have gotten the message, or maybe there is someone keeping track of all of the dairy,egg, pn and tn free candy being bought! Today I found big bags of the following combinations that are safe for us: -Skittles and Starbursts -Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish and Oreo minis -Twizzlers and Jolly Ranchers My work is now done!
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K8sMom2002 ·
Now if only Mondelez would make corn free Skittles and Starbursts ... my DD's life would be complete!
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Re: Egg Allergy Alert -FAIRWAY “LIKE NO OTHER MARKET” in FAIRWAY Brand Candy Corn

DashiMom ·
The email subject line states this is a milk allergy alert, but the alert is about undeclared egg.
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Re: Egg Allergy Alert -FAIRWAY “LIKE NO OTHER MARKET” in FAIRWAY Brand Candy Corn

Kathy P ·
The title had a typo in the email notification. This is an egg allergy recall.
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Re: 2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

chrissyvalenti ·
I am excited to see skittles, starbursts and lifesavers on here! Did anyone confirm whether or not they have dedicated top 8 free equipment also? Or was this list compiled using ingredient lists only? I know I should call them myself...just wanting to know the criteria used for the list. Thanks!
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Allison ·
Hi! Some companies on the list use dedicated equipment, and some may not - we always advise families to check if that is a concern, and we wanted to provide as much variety as possible. The number for Wrigley is 1-800-Wrigley, it seems, and they say to call for the most updated info. I hope you have a Happy Halloween!
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chrissyvalenti ·
Thank you for clarifying.
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Benjamin A. ·
It's cool to see a good list that a few companies use real ingredients to make their candy. I know I appreciate it for sure and can imagine more people do as well! When we have certain food sensitivities/allergies, it's really helped me & many other parents & their children when we eliminated the artificial "junk" from our diets, since in every case from these people their health has increased. I am curious to know why the importance of making sure a trace bit of refined soy oil is...
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Re: 2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kathy P ·
Benjamin - we note the trace of soy oil because it is not required to be labeled. However there are some people with soy allergy who do react even to highly refined soy oil. As for the other ingredients, Kids With Food Allergies goal is to provide information on the safety of food with regard to allergens. We leave it up to families to make the decision about whether any particular food or product meets their family's standards.
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Dinamet7 ·
The YUM Earth Fruit Snacks are NOT Top 8 free. The last pack I purchased (and I just checked an ingredient listing linked from the Yum Earth website on iHerb.com as well) shows wheat starch in the ingredients. Yum Earth's website says the starch is processed enough to give them "Gluten Free" certification, but Gluten Free is not Wheat Free when you're living with ige mediated wheat allergy. May be safe for some celiacs, but certainly not Top 8 Free.
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thanks for catching that Dinamet7. We've removed Fruit Snacks from the list. Only the Fruit Snacks use wheat as a processing aid. The licorice is made with glucose syrup made from wheat.
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Re: 2018 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

K. Feaga ·
Thanks for providing this list -- I used this at my school in conjunction with teal pumpkin project promotion for non-food based treats to include all kids this Halloween!
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K8sMom2002 ·
Yay! I'm so glad that this was helpful! How did your school respond to the suggestion?
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SuzanneF ·
Is it possible to get this list in a PDF format for easy printing to share with others?
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Kathy P ·
@SuzanneF - we don't have it available as PDF handout, but you should be able to highlight the portion you want and then "print to PDF" in your browser. Let me know if that doesn't work.
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Re: Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Will Way ·
Great post! The information about Spangler was especially helpful. Thanks!
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Re: Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

StephC ·
Thank you. This was great. I actually just handed it to my 10 year old & had him read through it....prep work for Halloween!
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Re: Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Kathy P ·
Great idea to give it to older kids who can read their own labels!
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Re: Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Jen ·
Just emailed the link to Karli.
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Re: Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Bobpa ·
This is GREAT information. What you see you may not get!
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Candy for Halloween

Allergy Schatz ·
While it's true that no food can truly be allergy free since we all suffer from different food allergies, I think this list is a great start. It is important to consider your sensitivity level when eating any processed food, especially those claiming to be allergy friendly. For my allergies, I find that the Surf brand are a great compromise for me and do not cause any outbreaks. I also discovered another brand at Whole Foods called Torie & Howard. They make organic fruit chews ( which...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Hercules Candy Cashew Brittle Bits

KFA Food Alerts ·
Hercules Candy LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Cashew Brittle Bits For Immediate Release April 15, 2019 Contact Consumers Terry Andrianos 315-463-4339 Announcement Hercules Candy LLC . of East Syracuse, NY, is recalling its 4 ounce packages of Cashew Brittle Bits because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled Cashew Brittle Bits were...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Landis Candies Co. Inc. on “WEGMANS MILK CHOCOLATE (BIG EAR BUNNY) SUCKER”

KFA Food Alerts ·
Landies Candies Co. Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts on “WEGMANS MILK CHOCOLATE (BIG EAR BUNNY) SUCKER” For Immediate Release March 6, 2017 Contact Consumers Landies Candies Co. Inc. 716-834-8212 Announcement Landies Candies Co. Inc. of Buffalo, NY is recalling its 3-oz packages of “WEGMANS Milk Chocolate Big Ear Bunny Sucker”, Net Wt 3 oz, Lot # 35016, Best by 9-15-2017 because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts...
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Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Allergy-Friendly Buckeyes: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Original "Buckeyes" are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. This version can be made free of the top 8 allergens.  If you need...
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Peanut, Tree Nut (Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans) Allergy Alerts - Sherman Candy Caramels

KFA Food Alerts ·
GiftTree Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts in " Sherman Candy Caramels " For Immediate Release July 20, 2018 Contact Consumers 1-877-657-7961 Announcement GiftTree, a gift basket company based in Vancouver, WA, is voluntarily recalling 94,000 units of “Sherman Candy Caramels” sold online in the several Gift Baskets because they may contain undeclared pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these nuts run...
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Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Halloween candy may present health risks to children with food allergies. Some parents choose to #KeepItTeal and encourage non-food treats . Teal, the color of food allergy awareness, signals a safer Halloween for all. If you allow...
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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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Egg Allergy Alert -FAIRWAY “LIKE NO OTHER MARKET” in FAIRWAY Brand Candy Corn

KFA Food Alerts ·
FAIRWAY “LIKE NO OTHER MARKET” Recalls FAIRWAY Brand Candy Corn Because of Possible Health Risk For Immediate Release Contact Consumers FAIRWAY “LIKE NO OTHER MARKET” 646-616-8265 Announcement FAIRWAY “LIKE NO OTHER MARKET” of New York, NY is voluntarily recalling FAIRWAY brand Candy Corn, because it may contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. FAIRWAY Candy Corn was distributed to...
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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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How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Bunnies

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Easter is coming! It’s time to decide what the Easter Bunny will bring your little ones! Of course, we all know that as parents of children with food allergies, this is no easy feat, what with all the allergen warnings on those darn bunnies. Depending on the allergies you manage, it can be next to impossible to find safe chocolate at your local store. There are plenty of wonderful companies that sell allergy-friendly chocolate online. When you spend your money there, you are supporting some...
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How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

KFA Food Bloggers ·
If you’ve ever shopped for white chocolate, you may have noticed that it’s not particularly allergy friendly. Most of it carries nut cross-contact warnings, and it always contains both milk and soy. The few dairy-free white chocolates out there still contain soy. Not even Enjoy Life sells a top 8 free white chocolate. When I started thinking about this blog post, I wanted to bring white chocolate to the top 8 free community. TOP 8 FREE WHITE CHOCOLATE Ingredients 4 ounces food grade cocoa...
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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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Milk Allergy Alert - Meiqili Durian Candy

KFA Food Alerts ·
Fine Land Corp Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Meiqili Durian Candy” For Immediate Release December 7, 2018 Contact Consumers Tony Deng 646-996-4780 Announcement Fine Land Corp is recalling it’s 12 ounce (340 g) Meiqili Durian Candy in plastic bag with clear window because it contains undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life – threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Rong Shing Ganchi Naiweitangpian Candies

KFA Food Alerts ·
Rong Shing Trading Ny Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Ganchi Naiweitangpian Candies For Immediate Release September 26, 2019 Contacts Cosumers RONG SHING NY Trading Inc. 1-718-308-1177 Announcement RONG SHING NY Trading Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its 280-gram (9.8-ounce) packages of GANCHI NAIWEITANGPIAN candy because they may contain undeclared milk allergen. Consumers who are allergic to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans, Cranberries and Peanuts

KFA Food Alerts ·
Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies Issues Food Recall of Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans, Dark Chocolate Cranberries and Dark Chocolate Peanuts – Because of Possible Health Risk, Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen For Immediate Release October 31, 2017 Contact Consumers Kelley Pfeifer kelleyp7@ruckerscandy.com 618-945-7778 >888- 622-2639 Announcement Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. of Bridgeport, IL is voluntarily recalling the specific code dates listed below of The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium...
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Milk and Egg Allergy Alert - FuPaiYuan Matcha Candies

KFA Food Alerts ·
Rong Shing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs and Milk in FuPaiYuan Matcha Candies For Immediate Release September 12, 2019 Contacts Consumers Raymond Huang 718-308-1177 Announcement Rong Shing of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 450g packages of FuPaiYuan Nougat candy because they may contain undeclared eggs and milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to eggs and milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. FuPaiYuan Nougat candy...
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Milk and Egg Allergy Alert - FuPaiYuan Nougat Candies

KFA Food Alerts ·
Rong Shing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs and Milk in FuPaiYuan Nougat Candies For Immediate Release September 12, 2019 Contacts Consumers Raymond Huang 718-308-1177 Announcements Rong Shing of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 450g packages of FuPaiYuan Matcha candy because they may contain undeclared eggs and milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to eggs and milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. FuPaiYuan Matcha...
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Read Candy Labels to Keep Your Sweetheart Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Around Valentine's Day, others may offer candy or treats to your child with food allergies. Make sure your child knows not to accept or eat any candy unless a parent or trusted adult has verified that it is safe to eat. Many candies look similar but can have different ingredients and advisory warnings. Many smaller candies are sold in larger packages and do not have an ingredient label on the individual pieces. Remind your child to not eat any candy until you can carefully check the...
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2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. If you are looking for allergy-friendly treats to hand out, or for the "switch witch" to leave for your little goblin, here is our list of some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas.
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2018 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. Food-centered holidays can be stressful when managing food allergies. With planning, your family can still safely enjoy Halloween. Here are some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.
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3 Tips for a Safe and Merry Christmas

Kids With Food Allergies ·
December is a whirlwind of activity for many families. If you manage food allergies, planning is key during the Christmas season. It will help you enjoy your family time to the fullest. Here are some tips from Kids With Food Allergies for that most joyous time of year: 1) Download Our New Christmas Tip Sheet Our new handout provides tips and ideas to safely celebrate Christmas with food allergies. Share with friends, family and teachers. Safely celebrate with friends at home.
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7 Allergy-Friendly Recipes for Your Easter Menu

KFA Food Bloggers ·
What’s on your Easter menu?   Traditional holiday menus are filled with major allergens. If you, your child(ren) or a dinner guest have food allergies, you'll need allergy-friendly recipes. The tricky part, especial ly when feeding a crowd,...
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Allergy-Free Sugar Tree

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Sugar Tree Sculpture by Laura G This "just sugar" sculpture makes a stunning addition to your holiday table. The golden color comes only from the caramelized sugar. There are no food dyes. This is a wonderful treat for children on very limited or no-food diets who are allowed cane sugar. You will need: Sugar Syrup Non-stick foil Metal star-shaped cookie cutters Heatproof plate To make the sugar tree, you will need to make several batches of Sugar Syrup . Make your first batch of sugar syrup.
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Allergy-Friendly Candy for Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There are many different ways children with food allergies can enjoy Halloween. No matter which way your family chooses to celebrate, here are some helpful reminders from Kids With Food Allergies: Understand the importance of reading candy labels ....
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Updated for 2019! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Updated for 2019, the Kids With Food Allergies’ Easter candy guide is filled with food allergy-friendly sweets. Even favorites such as chocolate bunnies and jelly beans are included. Please remember to read all labels and make sure the product is right for your family.
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Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you looking for safe candy for Easter? We've asked our volunteers to share their favorite candies to help you find allergy friendly treats. The information shared here is for your convenience only, it is not an endorsement or guarantee of the...
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Updated! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2016

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Here it is - your 2016 Easter candy list for food allergy-friendly sweets! If you are filling baskets for your little ones, use this list as a shopping guide. Please remember to read all labels and make sure the product is right for your family. This year's guide is made possible by TruJoy Sweets and Surf Sweets.
 
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