Dave Bloom

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CEO & Co-Founder of SnackSafely.com and proud food allergy dad. Advocating for food allergy awareness and causes since the founding of SnackSafely.com in 2011. Dedicated to solving issues critical to the food allergy community by leveraging over 25 years of technical expertise gained serving various senior roles in the Financial Services industry. Authority on issues regarding the manufacture of allergy-friendly food products and founder of the SnackSafely.com Manufacturer Partnership, a consortium of food manufacturers now numbering 100+ companies that have agreed to provide detailed disclosure of their manufacturing processes beyond what the FDA requires.
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Update to Safe Snack Guide: November 19, 2013

Please note that we have made changes to the contents of the Safe Snack Guide listing products free of peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs to help keep these allergens out of the classroom and your home.
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Petition to President: ‘Help our schools become safe and ADA compliant’

Sign this petition for continued action on behalf of children with food allergies.

NY Times Blog Post: What Should Airlines Do About Children With Peanut Allergies?

An article by Abby Ellin makes the case for better accommodation of people with food allergies by the airlines.

President Obama Signs School Epinephrine Bill into Law

Culminating two years of effort, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act was signed into law today by President Obama.

NY Times Opinion Piece: A Cure for the Allergy Epidemic?

Moises Velasquez-Manoff makes the case for the 'farm effect' as a contributing factor to allergies in an opinion piece in the New York Times.

Possible Cure of Peanut Allergy by Bone Marrow Transplant

A study presented at a meeting of the ACAAI described the case of a boy cured of his peanut allergy after a bone marrow transplant.

Death of Inmate Due to Food Allergy Leads to $10 Million Civil Suit

A $10 million lawsuit will be filed against Snohomish County, WA for the death of an inmate due to food allergy.

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.

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