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As we approach Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 11-17), we at SnackSafely.com would like to remind you to always take 2 epinephrine auto-injectors along, whether you have the severe food allergy or your child does.

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Pretzel!We are pleased to announce a number of new additions to the Safe Snack Guide.

New Category

We have added a new category entitled ‘Frozen Entrees / Appetizers / Sides / Desserts‘ which will provide many new options to busy families that must also cope with food allergies.

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kfa webinar

Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) sponsored an informative webinar on January 14 entitled ”Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP”. Presented by Laurel Francoeur, Esq, who served on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (the parent foundation of the KFA), the webinar is now available as a free one hour video on KFA’s site.

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We sense love in the air, so it must be time for the 2014 Valentine’s Day Edition of the Safe Snack Guide! But before we go into specifics, first a reminder that with this issue we are introducing a change to the foods we list in the Guide.

Change to Treatment of Eggs

As we announced in a previous posting, with this issue we will be introducing a number of products that contain or are manufactured in facilities that also process eggs. This change will allow us to introduce many new products both with and without eggs.

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NJ State house

Yesterday, New Jersey’s stock epinephrine bill, designated A2734, passed the Assembly by a vote of 73-0 with 6 abstentions. The bill was subsequently sent to the Senate (where it is designated S2109) and referred to the Senate Education Committee.

New Jersey has already enacted legislation that provides for the storage and administration of prescribed epinephrine to children with diagnosed allergies. This bill would extend those provisions to:

  • Mandate epinephrine auto-injectors be stocked at all NJ schools, public and private, for use with any child suspected to be suffering anaphylaxis;
  • Train individuals in addition to the school nurse to administer epinephrine;
  • Extend immunity from liability beyond school employees acting in good faith to the physicians that prescribe stock epinephrine to schools.

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New Year Baby Teacher

Are you a teacher responsible for a child with severe allergies? Make these New Year’s resolutions, share them with your colleagues, and have a safe and inclusive New Year!

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Take 2 Rosie

Make no mistake about it… you are on the front lines of a war against anaphylaxis if you or your child have a severe food allergy. Don’t leave your only effective, life-saving weapon at home – because anaphylaxis takes no prisoners!

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MI Bill Signing

On Tuesday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed bills into law paving the way for epinephrine auto-injectors to be stocked at public schools throughout the state beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.

Taken together, House Bills 4352 and 4353 provide for the following:

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Holiday-Update-BannerWe’re happy to announce the Holiday edition of the Safe Snack Guide complete with a section of holiday-themed goodies free of peanuts, tree nuts and eggs.

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Pretzel!Please note that we have made changes to the contents of the Safe Snack Guide.

We’re pleased to announce that we have added a number of products by two companies that have joined our SnackSafely.com Manufacturer’s Partnership Initiative.

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