Food Allergy Research

In Siblings, Peanut Tolerance Is Predicted by Negative Test Results Prior to Introduction

Younger brothers and sisters of peanut-allergic children are at higher risk for peanut sensitivity than children in general. However, a Canadian study published in the June 2016 issue of Allergy found that siblings whose peanut allergy tests were negative prior to introduction did not have an allergic response when they ate peanut for the first… Continue reading In Siblings, Peanut Tolerance Is Predicted by Negative Test Results Prior to Introduction

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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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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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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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Peanut Allergy-Friendly Baseball Games 2016

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