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
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
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
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
FARE recently received the Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). FARE’s two-year project, “Empowering Patient Partners and Key Stakeholders to Develop a Patient-Centric Food Allergy Research Program,” seeks to address an unmet need in the research field by forming a partnership of patients empowered to work with other key stakeholders… Continue reading Interested in Providing the Patient Perspective in Research?
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
Baseball season is in full swing! We are encouraged by the number of teams that are hosting special “peanut-sensitive” or “peanut-aware” games. Some are also providing more allergy-friendly concession options. Follow the links for more information about how to purchase tickets and the accommodations available at specific games. We will be updating it with new events… Continue reading Peanut Allergy-Friendly Baseball Games 2016