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.

FDA Announces New Rules for ‘Gluten-Free’ Labeling

The FDA announced new labeling standards for foods claiming to be "Gluten-Free".

House Passes School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

The US House of Representatives has passed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.

Update to Natalie Giorgi Tragedy

This is an update to our previous story regarding the tragic death of 13-year-old Natalie Giorgi, who accidentally ingested a treat containing peanut butter and suffered a fatal bout of anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis Claims 13 Year Old Girl at Campsite

13-year-old Natalie Giorgi died after accidentally ingesting a treat containing peanut butter at a campsite celebration.

Faulty Genes May Prove the Root Cause of Allergies

Research shows that defective genes known to play a role in connective tissue disorders also plays a significant role in the development of allergies and points to a possible treatment.

AANMA Maps the Status of State Epinephrine Legislation

The AANMA maintains the status of state stock epinephrine legislation in an easy to reference US map. Their site provides links to ACE volunteers in each state that provide education, advocacy and outreach.

$25 Auvi-Q Copay Program

Sanofi has instituted a $25 copay program for the purchase of up to two Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors.
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Understand the Limitations of the Label

Knowing what the label CAN and CAN'T tell you about the allergen safety of a food product is an important step toward safeguarding your family.
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Update to Safe Snack Guide: July 11, 2013

We've added a number of new products and have confirmed the manufacturing processes of a number of existing products via our Manufacturers' Product Portal which is currently in beta test.

A Preview of the SnackSafely.com Manufacturer Partnership Initiative

SnackSafely.com has been developing a platform that will allow us to engage directly with manufacturers to learn much more about how their products are produced.

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