What Does May Contain Really Mean?

Since 2006, federal law requires labels of most packaged foods that are marketed in the United States to declare when they are made with a ‘major food allergen’. This means, that if any of the top 8 food allergens: milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nut, peanut, wheat, or soybean,...

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10 Tips for the Newly Diagnosed Food Allergy

A food allergy diagnosis can be overwhelming. Following these tips will help get you started. 1. Know your allergen Learn common sources of your allergen and what other names they might go by. Always read food labels. Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has mandatory food labeling...

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Tips for Traveling if your Gluten Free

Anyone who is living with a food allergy, intolerance or condition such as Celiac Disease can know how stressful traveling can be. Below we have listed ten tips to help make your travel experience less stressful and more enjoyable. Pack up snacks wherever you go. Always bring along gluten-free...

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With summer quickly approaching, how can I keep my child’s Epinephrine Auto Injectors at the proper temperature?

Keeping your auto-injectors within a safe temperature range is crucial as epinephrine will lose its effectiveness when exposed to temperature extremes-both hot and cold. Ideally, Epinephrine Auto Injectors should be kept at room temperature.  It is okay, however, for slight variation beyond that.  Temperatures that fluctuate between 59-86 degrees...

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Allergy Friendly Breakfast Ideas

Now that the kids are out of school and your mornings are not as rushed, there is plenty of time for some delicious breakfast meals! Check out our allergy friendly breakfast ideas! Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins   Free of: The top 8 Ingredients: 4 very ripe bananas 1/3...

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What is EoE?

May 15-21 is National Eosinophilic Awareness Week.  In honor of the week, read on for more information about EoE. What is it? Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a relatively newly diagnosed disease that is characterized by the accumulation of eosinophils (white blood cells) in the esophagus (tube connecting mouth to...

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Hidden Dangers of the Pink Peppercorn

      Do you have a cashew allergy? Pink peppercorns are the ripe berries of the Brazilian pepper tree.  Despite their hollow texture, they do resemble black peppercorns and have a light peppery taste, even though they are not a true peppercorn. These peppercorns are routinely used as...

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ALLERGEN-FRIENDLY BIRTHDAY CAKES

If you know someone with food allergies you are probably aware that birthday’s and celebrations can be a stressful time. Kids often feel left out at birthday parties or other events where cakes are served that may be full of their allergen. Below are a list of allergen friendly cakes that you...

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