From the monthly archives: January 2013

Cupid’s bow is ready and we’ve made sure his arrows are peanut, tree nut and egg-free!

With Valentine’s day approaching fast, we’ve added a special holiday section to the Safe Snack Guide so that your food allergic loved ones can feel special too. All the Valentine’s treats are certified by their respective manufacturers as free of these allergens and they are a good way of keeping them out of the classroom to avoid contact reactions and accidental ingestion.

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Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical firm, announced today that their Auvi-Q voice guided epinephrine auto-injector is now available from retail pharmacies in the US with a prescription.

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Flu Shot

Children with severe egg allergy can safely receive a single dose of the seasonal influenza vaccine, a University of Michigan study finds.

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In an update to their Food Fraud Database to be published tomorrow, the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) warns that the amount of food fraud they discovered is up 60% this year over their first report in April 2012.

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Last month the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an agreement that may greatly expand accommodation of people with celiac disease and other food allergies.

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Iowa Court of Appeals

The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a child’s tree nut allergy is a protected disability.

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A new study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in the January issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests that a form of immunotherapy may reduce the allergic response to peanuts in adolescents and adults.

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