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 75+ companies that have agreed to provide detailed disclosure of their manufacturing processes beyond what the FDA requires.

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.
Vaccine

Study: Anaphylaxis Extremely Rare As Result of Vaccine Administration

A UK study found that anaphylaxis occurred rarely as a result of common pediatric immunizations and not at all as a result of infant and preschool immunizations.
Ammaria Johnson

Virginia First Grader Dies of Allergic Reaction in School

A Virginia first grader died Monday shortly after suffering an apparent allergic reaction to something she ate at school.
University Medical Center Groningen

Study: Peanut Sensitivity Rises with Age in Children and Young Adults

The results of a study indicate sensitivity to peanuts in allergic children and young adults rises with age.

Update to Safe Snack Guide: December 8, 2011

We have made a number of changes to our Safe Snack Guide as of this revision: Sesame Seeds - No Longer Supported by This Guide After...

Support the “School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act”

US Senators have introduced legislation which could potentially safeguard the lives of millions of school children with known food allergies and many more that have not been diagnosed.

Open Letter: Why Your Child Can’t Bring Peanut Butter to School (and What You...

A non-confrontational letter explaining the need for allergen restrictions in school.

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