FARE News · Food Allergy Research

New Centers of Excellence Join the FARE Clinical Network

The FARE Clinical Network is expanding, and will now comprise 28 centers of excellence across the country. The FARE Clinical Network, dedicated to changing the face of food allergy care, is the only collaborative network of its kind. Five centers have recently joined the network, which now comprises 28 centers of excellence across the country.… Continue reading New Centers of Excellence Join the FARE Clinical Network

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Colleges Preparing to Better Accommodate Students with Food Allergies

The FARE College Food Allergy Program, which originally included a dozen schools, was introduced in 2014 with the goal of providing students with food allergies a safer college experience. Now, 13 additional colleges have joined the program, broadening the reach of this national initiative. Since the launch of the program, FARE has: Released the “Pilot… Continue reading Colleges Preparing to Better Accommodate Students with Food Allergies

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Find New Comedic Material – Food Allergies Are No Joke

Comedians are known for pushing the limit in their material; at times it seems like no one is immune from being the butt of their punch lines. Last week on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, comedian Ricky Gervais obtusely joked about airplane passengers with nut allergies. FARE condemns the remarks made by Gervais, which… Continue reading Find New Comedic Material – Food Allergies Are No Joke

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Updates to Instructions for Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Given the life-threatening nature of severe allergic reactions, it is critical that patients and caregivers be trained in the proper use of auto-injectors. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made updates to the patient instructions for epinephrine auto-injectors. Please note that there are no changes being made to the devices themselves. The updates… Continue reading Updates to Instructions for Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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Peanut-Tainted Flour Leads to Recalls

This month, a number of products from brands including Hostess, Frito-Lay, Cinnabon, Safeway, Chick-fil-A and more have been recalled due to peanut residue found in certain flour originating from Grain Craft. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with other companies that received the affected flour product from Grain Craft to determine if… Continue reading Peanut-Tainted Flour Leads to Recalls

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Efforts Continue to Add Sesame as Top Allergen

FARE continues to advance efforts to expand the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) to include sesame as a major allergen. Last month, FARE worked with long-time food allergy champion U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), on a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf urging the Commissioner to respond with an assessment from… Continue reading Efforts Continue to Add Sesame as Top Allergen

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Food Allergies Take Center Stage during Action Month

Every May, thousands of supporters raise awareness about food allergies across the country. This year, FARE sought to encourage the public to “react to respect” when they meet someone with a food allergy. We’re pleased to showcase some of the efforts taken this May that helped to raise the profile of our cause. Empire State… Continue reading Food Allergies Take Center Stage during Action Month