Dave Bloom

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

Virginia Epinephrine Law May Have Saved Student's Life

A Virginia epinephrine law and quick thinking on the part of a school district official may have saved a student's life.

Mylan Announces Free EpiPens® for Schools Program

Mylan Specialty L.P., the distributors of EpiPen® brand epinephrine auto-injectors, have announced a new program allowing qualified schools to obtain EpiPens at no cost.

FDA Approves New Voice-Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector

The FDA has approved a new, voice guided epinephrine auto-injector for emergency use to counter the effects of anaphylaxis.
Pretzel!

Update to Safe Snack Guide: August 13, 2012

We have removed two items from our Safe Snack Guide and clarified a third due to manufacturing/labeling changes.
Pretzel!

Update to Safe Snack Guide: June 5, 2012

We have removed two items from our Safe Snack Guide due to manufacturing/labeling changes.
University of Helsinki

Study: People Raised in Rural Environments Less Likely to Develop Allergies

A study conducted at the University of Helsinki confirms that people who grow up in rural environments are less likely to develop autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including allergies.

Preliminary Study Results: 6% of Americans Have History of Anaphylaxis

Based upon preliminary results of a well designed random telephone survey funded by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1 in 16 or 6% reported that they had had symptoms consistent with anaphylaxis at some point in their lives.

New Book Teaches Children About Food Allergies

We're pleased to announce the publication of a new book geared toward teaching young children about food allergies.

Safe Snack Guide Part of School District's New Policy

Washoe County School District's new policy makes specific reference to the Safe Snack Guide, our comprehensive list of snacks free of peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs, to help parents plan in-school activities involving food.
Pretzel!

Update to Safe Snack Guide: March 1, 2012

Introducing a number of exciting changes to our Safe Snack Guide, our list of snacks free of peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs intended for schools, clubs, parties, etc.