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Can Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Go Through an Airport X-Ray Machine?

FARE recommends allowing your epinephrine auto-injectors to pass through the x-ray machines and security scanners used to screen carry-on luggage in airport security. While there is limited research on this topic, after searching the published medical literature, FARE does not believe any scientific evidence exists that indicates a risk to the effectiveness of the medication, due… Continue reading Can Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Go Through an Airport X-Ray Machine?

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FARE Continues to Push for Safer Air Travel

FARE has continued its efforts to improve federal requirements regarding airline policies for passengers with food allergies. These efforts have focused on ensuring the appropriate labeling for use and accessibility of epinephrine on planes, including epinephrine auto-injectors; the consistency and accessibility of airline policies regarding food allergies; and the collection of data on incidents of… Continue reading FARE Continues to Push for Safer Air Travel

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What about the Food Allergy Dads? Kudos to Billy Barnett this Father’s Day

By Kelley Barnett, leader of the Food Allergy Alliance of the MidSouth I’m hesitant to praise my husband for being a dad, because that’s what he signed up for when we had children. But we all know how difficult being a food allergy parent can be, and he deserves the accolades. Before terms like FA,… Continue reading What about the Food Allergy Dads? Kudos to Billy Barnett this Father’s Day

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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

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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

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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]

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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

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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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Family Seizes the Opportunity to Raise Awareness After Challenging School Year

To say that the past school year has been stressful for the Joss family would be an understatement. Sophia Joss, age 7, is allergic to tree nuts and peanuts. Earlier this year, the first-grader was chased with peanut butter by a boy who was unaware of the potentially severe consequences.  He thought it would make… Continue reading Family Seizes the Opportunity to Raise Awareness After Challenging School Year