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Manage Top Food Allergies with Our Guides and Chef Cards

Knowing what’s in your food is an important part of preventing food allergy reactions. And many food allergens have more than one name when they appear on ingredient labels. KFA has created food allergen guides and chef cards for some of the most common food allergens to help you manage these allergies. Get your copies now!

Get Ready for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 14-20. Watch for announcements on our newsletter, blog, community, and social media for ways you can get involved to help us raise food allergy and asthma awareness. Here are some ways you can get involved now:

Webinar - Managing Allergic Asthma in Children

Many children with food allergies also have allergic asthma. Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and John James, MD, for a webinar titled “Managing Allergic Asthma in Children.”
Join us as we talk about:

  • What is allergic asthma?

  • Signs, symptoms, and triggers of allergic asthma

  • Treatment and management of allergic asthma in children

Sign up now for our webinar on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). You can submit your questions when you register.



Nasal Epinephrine Study Shows Positive Results with and without Nasal Congestion

UTULY™ nasal epinephrine spray showed positive results in people with and without nasal congestion (stuffy nose) in a recent study. Read Bryn Pharma's press release.

Survey: Share Your Experiences with Food Allergies

AAFA is collaborating on a survey with researchers at Mass General Hospital. We are looking to better understand the experiences of children and teens living with food allergies and their caregivers. You can help by taking a 10-minute online survey about your family’s life with food allergies. The results will help us create resources to improve daily life for people with food allergies and their caregivers.



Can I Eat Sugar Apples If I'm Allergic to Apples?

The sugar apple is the edible fruit of the Annona tree. But is it safe for people with an apple allergy? One community member asks allergist Dr. John James to tackle this topic.


If I'm Allergic to Wheat Pollen, Can I Also Have a Food Allergy to Wheat?

If you are allergic to wheat pollen, does that also mean you can't eat wheat? Dr. James weighs in.

If you have a question about asthma or allergies, you can send it to our Ask the Allergist service.


Hidden Places for Food Allergens?

Food allergens aren't just in food. They can be found in personal hygiene products, arts and crafts supplies, and more. Where have you found unexpected food ingredients? Share with our community.

What Types of Packaged Foods Are the Most Challenging to Find?

When managing food allergies, some allergy-friendly packaged foods are more challenging to find than others. After you complete the survey, tell us what specific types of foods you wish you could find in the comments or on our community!


Would you like to connect with other people who know what it is like to live with food allergies? Join our online community for support.


New! Allergy-Friendly Foods from Expo West

Natural Products Expo West, one of the largest natural and healthy products conventions in the U.S., was held in March. As usual, food companies highlighted great food products, including options free of many major allergens.

We have added some products highlighted at Expo West on KFA's Allergy-Friendly Foods Collection. You can search by allergens, categories, and more. Here are some of the most recent foods we added to our collection:

We are sharing this information for your convenience. It is not an endorsement or a guarantee of the product's safety. Always read ingredient labels. Contact the manufacturer, if needed, to confirm the safety for your child.

Dandies Vegan Marshmallows

Dandies Vegan Marshmallows

Made without milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish
NadaMoo Frozen Snack Bites

NadaMoo Frozen Snack Bites

Made without milk, egg, soy, tree nuts, coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish
Deli-Snacks Dried Fruit and Vegetable Chips

Deli-Snacks Dried Fruit and Vegetable Chips

Made without milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts, coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish


9 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens

Second Nature Brands Gluten-Free Reese’s Pieces Brownie Brittle (undeclared wheat) and Aunt Millie's Our Family Hot Dog Buns (undeclared sesame) are among the foods recently recalled. Get more details about the recent recalls.


Understanding and managing food allergies can be daunting, but you can learn how to make safe choices for yourself or the people you care for with the right resources and support. KFA provides education, tools, and support to help families build the confidence needed to live with food allergies. Please consider supporting KFA and making a difference in the lives of families managing food allergies.



Did You Miss Our Previous Newsletter?

Check out our previous issues to learn about KFA's 2023 Candy Guide, Allergy Capitals, nasal epinephrine updates, and more. 


Thank you for your continued support.

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