Monthly Archives: January 2013

Update to Safe Snack Guide: January 31, 2013

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.

Auvi-Q Voice Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector Now Available in US

The Auvi-Q voice guided epinephrine auto-injector is now available from retail pharmacies in the US with a prescription.
Flu Shot

Study: Flu Vaccine Safe for Children with Egg Allergy

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

Scientific Group Finds Fake Ingredients in Common Foods

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

DOJ Agreement May Expand Accommodation of People with Food Allergies

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.

Iowa Court Rules Tree Nut Allergy is a Disability

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

Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Peanut Allergy

A new randomized, placebo-controlled study suggests that a form of immunotherapy may reduce the allergic response to peanuts in adolescents and adults.

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