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If you are managing a sesame allergy and have a story about hidden or undeclared sesame in foods, we want to know! We want to advocate to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on your behalf about the need for sesame allergen labeling. Read our blog post to learn more.
Have you had trouble reading USDA food labels for top 8 allergens (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish)? We need your story about the challenges of reading these labels to submit to the USDA to prove the need for clearer allergen labeling for the top 8 allergens. Find out more.
As school lets out for summer, many parents start planning warm weather activities for their children. But when your child has food allergies, how do you navigate playdates and keep your child safe? Learn tips and tricks for managing meetups to help everyone have a great time.
For food allergy parents, the summer means planning for the next school year to make sure your child’s school can keep them safe. A 504 plan, a legal agreement between you and the school on how they will accommodate your child, is often used for children with food allergies. But most parents have a lot of questions about these plans. This Q&A answers many of the most common questions about 504 plans for children with food allergies.
News & Research
As stories of food allergy bullying increase, parents and schools are taking action to prevent harmful incidents. Read a personal story about food allergy bullying and how one school is fighting it in this story from NPR.
Nestlé Toll House has released chocolate chips free from the top 8 major food allergens. Many people are already finding them on their grocery store shelves. This is great news for those looking for allergy-friendly chocolate chips. Find out more about this new product.
On July 11, 2018, we will gather on the U.S. Capital Grounds in Washington, D.C., with Moms Clean Air Force to promote action against climate change. Instead of a sit-in, we are co-hosting a play-in with family-friendly activities, speakers and live music.

If you live in the area, we’d love to see you there. If you can’t attend in person, join the Thunderclap to show your support online.
Food Allergy Recalls
Alert - Food Allergy Recalls

13 New Recalls Due to Undeclared Allergens

There were 13 new recalls, including Meijer Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips (undeclared milk), Van's Gluten Free Waffles (undeclared milk, wheat/gluten) and Divvies' Benjamint Crunch Chocolate Bars (undeclared milk).
Recipes & Food
Looking for safe sauces or condiments for upcoming barbecues and picnics? Check out these allergy-friendly alternatives from our Safe Eats® recipe collection.

Mock Ranch Dressing or Dip

Garlic-Free Ketchup

Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Nectarine Ginger BBQ Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Sauce, Dressing

You Can Save Lives
It’s because of donors like you that we’re able to teach families how to adjust to a new diagnosis of food allergy – and how to send their children off to school safely. Families can find information, understanding, support and hope for managing food allergies day-to-day.

This education and support would not be possible without your generous help. Your gift will be life-changing – and lifesaving.
Thank you for your continued support.

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