St. Louis Children’s Hospital hosts FAME – Food Allergy Management and Education Manual and Tookit 2014

Feb 19

Food Allergy Management and Education Manual and Tookit Whether you are new to the allergy scene or not, want to spread the awareness or want to help educate you must see this toolkit. The Parents guide alone is 35 pages of amazing information from what to look for in a reaction to how to use your Epi-pen. Note that these guides follow the US allergy  group (top 8...

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FDA Consumer Advice on Products Containing Ground Cumin with Undeclared Peanuts

Feb 19

FDA Consumer Advice on Products Containing Ground Cumin with Undeclared Peanuts Key Advice The FDA is advising people who are highly allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder, because some shipments of these products have tested positive for undeclared peanut protein. People who are highly allergic or sensitive to...

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Peanut Allergy Alert: Goya Foods, Inc.

Feb 18

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) alerts us of the following: Certain lots of Kirby brand black beans with creole seasoning, 29 oz. size and Goya brand black bean soup, 29 oz. size made by Goya Santo Domingo, S.A. are being recalled. The voluntary recall was announced after the Company was notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that one lot of ground...

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Chicago Wolves Peanut Allergy Awareness Day

Feb 18

Chicago Wolves Peanut Allergy Awareness Day

Greetings all! Janel from the Chicago Wolves has contacted me to spread the word about their Peanut Allergy Awareness Day. If you’re in the area be sure to get your tickets! Chicago Wolves Hockey Peanut Allergy Awareness Day I hope you are surviving the winter vortex and are ready for some spring sun. I wanted to touch base about the Chicago Wolves 4th Annual...

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Peanut Free Symbol

Mar 13

Peanut Free Symbol

I was recently (today) contacted about the use of peanut-free symbols and how one can get them. Sadly I am unable to reply to the person who emailed me because the emails keep bouncing back, so if you are she, here is your reply.     You asked: Hello my name is S, mother of a boy (5) who is allergic to peanuts and I was wondering about the peanut free...

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Papa Jack Popcorn is nut/peanut free!

Jan 10

Papa Jack Popcorn is nut/peanut free!

My wife recently ate a whole large bag of PapaJack Sweet and Salty Popcorn and decided, with a prickly popcorn-filled tummy, to email the Ottawa-based company about their nut/peanut policies. We were happy with their reply: Hi B*, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our popcorn. All of our PapaJack products are 100% peanut and nut free. We do not allow any nut...

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EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector – Important Safety Information on Correct Usage – For the Public

Jan 09

EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector – Important Safety Information on Correct Usage – For the Public

It has been a while since I’ve updated this site. Sorry! This announcement is an important one for anyone that has an auto-injector. There have been some cases of people not understanding quite how to remove the cap or handle the EPI-Pen properly resulting in accidents.   Subject: Important Safety Information on the Correct Use of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr...

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Dean’s Sweets – A Review

Oct 24

Dean’s Sweets – A Review

Dean’s Sweets We recently had the great pleasure of trying some hand-dipped truffles from Dean’s Sweets in Portland, Maine. Dean’s Sweets uses no nuts or nut products in their truffles, and several are also gluten-free. With intriguing flavours like Stout, Ginger, and Cayenne, we could hardly wait to get tasting. One thing our tasting panel noticed right off...

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Deans Sweets | Elegant Chocolate Truffles

Sep 02

Deans Sweets | Elegant Chocolate Truffles

I want to bring your attention to a chocolatier that is new to us, Dean’s Sweets hailing from Portland. While I have not had the pleasure to sample thier offerings (no shipping outside of the U.S.) I would love to hear some reviews if you have! tell us what you think in the comments.     Deans Sweets offers elegant, extraordinary, hand-dipped...

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Food allergies: fact or fad? – Editorial – The Cape Breton Post

Aug 24

Food allergies: fact or fad? As a father of a food-allergic child I know that this FACT is not a FAD. This article has good insight and urges us all to think rationally when others around us are doubting our family’s health concerns. A new British study on nut-allergy sufferers found that “parents are routinely made to feel by friends and even family that...

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SunButter® Sunflower Seed Butter Receives National Taste Test Award at IFT ’11 | Cision Wire

Aug 11

SunButter® Sunflower Seed Butter Receives National Taste Test Award at IFT ’11 | Cision Wire

Another shout out to another of our favorite products! SUNBUTTER, we love you! Congrats!   SunButter® Sunflower Seed Butter Receives National Taste Test Award at IFT ’11 Offers Innovative and Flavorful Ingredient Option for Peanut-Free Products Fargo, ND (August, 2011) – SunButter® received third place in Mintel’s IFT 2011 taste test under the flavor and...

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Enjoy Life Shows Support For Food Allergy Community | Press Releases @ Your-Story.org

Aug 11

Enjoy Life Shows Support For Food Allergy Community | Press Releases @ Your-Story.org

A big shout out to Enjoy Life! Our family has enjoyed a few of their products and appreciate the work they do to provide tasty allergic aware foods (can a food be aware?).   Enjoy Life Shows Support For Food Allergy Community By Becoming Gold Level Sponsor Of The Kids With Food Allergies FoundationAugust 11, 2011 | Author: EnjoyLifeFoods | Posted in Food &...

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CTV British Columbia – Misreading nut labels a potentially deadly mistake – CTV News

Aug 10

CTV British Columbia – Misreading nut labels a potentially deadly mistake – CTV News

  Even companies with the right intentions are taking the crossed-out peanut to mean they can include nuts in thier ingredients. Be vigilant when reading labels! A registered nurse is sounding the nut allergy alarm over potentially confusing allergy labels on packaged foods. While the red circle with a line through it is an internationally recognized symbol for...

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PEANUT ALLERGY ALERT

May 02

PEANUT ALLERGY ALERT May 2, 2011 Organic Food Bar, Inc. is expanding its previous recall of “Chocolatey Chocolate Chip RAW Organic Food Bars due to undeclared peanut to include additional organic food bars in the following varieties: Cinnamon Raisin, Lot # 3070910, Expiration Date 09-Jul-11; Lot # 3072110, Expiration Date 21-Jul-11, Lot # 3083110, Expiration Date...

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Sunbutter Now a Daily Staple

Apr 30

Sunbutter Now a Daily Staple

Two years ago I posted an article about how excited my nut-allergic son was about trying Sunbutter but that, in the end, he admitted he didn’t like it. How much difference two years makes — now he wants to eat it every day! We have been buying Sunbutter regularly because both my husband and I love to eat it; and a few months ago, my son asked to try it again. He...

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bubblechild | Nut, dairy, and gluten-free PESTO

Mar 23

bubblechild | Nut, dairy, and gluten-free PESTO

    Erica at Bubble Child Blog has a great recipe for Nut, dairy and gluten-free pesto. She also has a great site that is a lot of fun to read. Her personal touch to her posts sets it apart and adds a new dimension to the news and recipes (and there are lots) she tells us about.   Presto! Nut, dairy, and gluten-free PESTO.It’s no wonder Italians are...

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Avoiding Milk Blog: Jude the Dude, Book Giveaway

Mar 22

Avoiding Milk Blog: Jude the Dude, Book Giveaway

  Check out the contest at http://avoidingmilkprotein.blogspot.com/2011/03/jude-dude-book-giveaway.html   Jude the Dude, Book GiveawayEvery Peanut Allergy Kid needs a hero – someone to look up to, emulate, and teach them daily tricks to live safely. Jude the Dude: The Peanut Allergy Kid is a new book character created by Bridget Batson to fill that need....

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Chicago Wolves Peanut Free Day!

Mar 18

Chicago Wolves Peanut Free Day!

  It’s great to see events like this. Thanks, Chicago Wolves!!! The Chicago Wolves will host “Peanut-Free Day” when the team takes on the Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena on Sun., March 27, at 3 p.m.  The entire Allstate Arena will be free of peanut products in order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for fans with peanut...

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Kyle Dine CD Winners Picked!

Mar 06

Kyle Dine CD Winners Picked!

CONGRATULATIONS Thanks to everyone who commented and sorry if you didn’t get a change to participate. Hopefully we’ll see more contests in the future. Congratulations to Janeen from Ohio and Carol from Florida for winning the CD’s! I’ll have them posted soon!   Share...

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CBC News – Stricter food label rules target allergens

Feb 14

CBC News – Stricter food label rules target allergens

HUGE Win for the Canadian Food Allergic Population Food manufacturers have 18 months to adhere to tighter rules dealing with the labelling of food allergens, Health Canada announced Monday. The amended rules would target food allergens, gluten sources and sulphites, which will have to be explicitly identified on packaging.Manufacturers will be required to list what...

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