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Even though Thanksgiving is a food-focused holiday, it is possible to make it safe and food allergy friendly with the right planning. Try our tips to take the stress out of the holiday and keep everyone safe.
Your child's friendships can play an important role in food allergy safety. Learn ways to help your child with food allergies manage new friendships, maintain old old ones and recognize possible concerns.
The federal Health Insurance Marketplace's (Healthcare.gov) open enrollment has begun! Before you choose your coverage for 2019, read our resources to better understand types of plans, the latest changes and how they might affect those with conditions like food allergies.
News & Research
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is hosting their annual convention this week. During this convention, ACAAI releases breaking news related to allergies and asthma. Follow our blog and social media for the latest on:
  • News and research
  • Tips for daily management
  • Advocacy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to hear about your reactions to sesame. This is a step in the right direction to change labeling to help those with sesame allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released a statement applauding this effort.
According to an alert from the FDA, some EpiPen® auto-injectors and their authorized generics may not easily slide out of their tubes. Pfizer, manufacturer of the Mylan EpiPen, issued a letter informing health care providers that the label sticker may not have been properly applied.
Food Allergy Recalls
Alert - Food Allergy Recalls

14 New Recalls and 2 Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens

There were 14 new recalls, including Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Flavored Popcorn (undeclared milk) and Red Square Foods meat and chicken products (undeclared egg, milk and wheat). There were also two product alerts from Hershey's (new candy bar containing peanuts) and McDonald's (Illinois locations).
Recipes & Food
Serve allergy-friendly versions of your favorite traditional Thanksgiving dishes with our #SAFEHacks recipes. You can also find more solutions on our Safe Eats® recipe collection. Add your own Thanksgiving recipes to our database too!

Allergy-Friendly Bread for Your Holiday Dinner

Stuffing Without Bread | Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly

Milk- and Soy-Free Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes Without Milk or Soy

Gravy Without Flour or Butter

Perfect Gravy Without Butter and Flour

You Can Give Life-Saving Support
You can improve the lives of people with asthma and allergies by donating to KFA on #GivingTuesday. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. Mark your calendar for Nov. 27, 2018, and join the movement. Donations allow us to continue to offer life-saving information, support, advocacy and research to the millions managing these conditions every day.
Thank you for your continued support.

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