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Cheers to Dave Ryan: Baker, Advocate, and Food Allergy Dad

By: Christina West, leader of the Food Allergy Community of Western Springs Area Thanks for the opportunity to recognize my husband, Dave Ryan, for all the amazing work he does on behalf of our family and the food-allergic community. Our daughter Audra has multiple life-threatening food allergies. We both work outside the home, but Dave has… Continue reading Cheers to Dave Ryan: Baker, Advocate, and Food Allergy Dad

FARE News · Tips and Resources

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

Food Allergy Research · Tips and Resources

Researchers: Peanut Allergy Prevention Strategy Resulting from LEAP Study is Nutritionally Safe

The introduction of peanuts to infants at risk for developing a peanut allergy does not have a negative impact on growth or nutrition, nor does it affect the duration of breastfeeding, according to new findings published online June 10 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In this study, funded by the National Institute… Continue reading Researchers: Peanut Allergy Prevention Strategy Resulting from LEAP Study is Nutritionally Safe

Tips and Resources

5 Things to Remember Before Leaving the House with Food Allergies [Free Printable Checklist]

Without the schedule and structure of the school year, summer can be a time of heightened risk for those with food allergies. It’s easy to forget something when you’re racing out the door to swim practice or a family picnic. Print and post this new checklist from FARE around your home to help you remember your… Continue reading 5 Things to Remember Before Leaving the House with Food Allergies [Free Printable Checklist]

advocacy · FARE Kids Who Care

U.S. Department of Justice Finds Children’s Theater Program Violated Americans with Disabilities Act

Two pre-teen children at center of case receive vindication The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has determined that a children’s theater program in Massachusetts violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), finding that it discriminated against a child with food allergies when it failed to make reasonable modifications for his safety and retaliated against the… Continue reading U.S. Department of Justice Finds Children’s Theater Program Violated Americans with Disabilities Act

FARE News

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

advocacy · FARE News

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