Dave Bloom

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Dave Bloom is CEO and "Blogger in Chief" of SnackSafely.com.

Study of Rapid Peanut Desensitization with Asthma Drug

A study of a treatment combining the asthma drug Xolair® with oral desensitization therapy shows promise.

School Epinephrine Bill Passes Senate

The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act was passed by the full Senate today and moves to the President for his signature.
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'Stock' Epinephrine Bill Ready for Full Senate Vote

The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act has cleared another legislative hurdle.

CDC Releases Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in School

The CDC has published comprehensive guidelines for the management of food allergies in schools.

Food Allergy Video Game in Trials

A trial has begun testing the usability and efficacy of a new web-based video game targeted at children with food allergies.

SnackSafely.com and Safe Snack Guide Endorsed by Cleveland Clinic

SnackSafely.com and the Safe Snack Guide were recommended as resources by the Cleveland Clinic on their "Health Hub" site.

Student Hospitalized After Peanut Placed in Drink at School

A student at Finnvedens High School in Varnamo, Sweden was hospitalized after a peanut was placed in her drink at school.

Advisory: Misprint on Utz Halloween Pretzels Boxes

Boxes of Utz Halloween shaped Pretzels were labeled incorrectly. The company has issued a press release clarifying the matter.

Update to Safe Snack Guide: October 8, 2013

The Halloween 2013 edition of the Guide featuring an additional page of peanut, tree nut and egg-free treats perfect for trick-or-treat and nut-free classroom parties. Coupons too!

FARE Advisory: Effect of Partial Government Shutdown on the Allergic

FARE has issued an advisory regarding the effect of the current partial shutdown of the Federal Government on those with food allergies.