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The FDA announced changes to the labeling for epinephrine auto-injectors to help families use the medication effectively and reduce the risk of injury.
  • For EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® auto-injectors only, hold the EpiPen firmly in place for three seconds when you inject. The labeling change says this is enough time to keep the auto-injector in the outer thigh. This is a reduction from a previous time of ten seconds.
  • For all epinephrine auto-injectors, hold the patient's leg and keep the leg steady while you inject the epinephrine.

HEAT ADVISORY REMINDER FOR EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS

Summer is here - carry your epinephrine auto-injectors everywhere you go! Do not leave them behind in the car when you hit the beach or visit a park. Protect them from extreme temperatures.
Sponsor
Mylan
Mylan Specialty has launched a series of new offerings available through the EpiPen4Schools® program to support the growing need for education among school staff about anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.

Visit EpiPen4Schools.com to find out more.
Food Allergy News
In a huge victory for families with food allergies, the U.S. Department of Justice ruled that a theater program violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. The program refused to accommodate a boy with food allergies and retaliated against his friend for sticking up for him.
New rules start to take effect September 2016. The new rules address cross-contact of allergens and give authority to the FDA to force food allergy recalls. 
The family found peanut butter inside their daughter's grilled cheese sandwich, after they had alerted staff to the child's peanut allergy.
The latest findings from the LEAP study on peanut allergy prevention show that early-life consumption of peanuts does not negatively impact growth or nutrition in children.
Food Allergy Recalls
Grain Craft, a large flour producer, found low levels of peanuts in some of its wheat flour, leading to an FDA inquiry into the problem. Grain Craft supplies flour to large food companies who are now also recalling their products. KFA has the complete list of recalled products and we will keep you up-to-date.
  • Kellogg Company: certain Keebler, Famous Amos, Special K, Mother's and Murray snacks and cookies
  • Mars Company: 16 varieties of Combos
  • Frito-Lay Company: select Rold Gold Pretzels
  • Hostess: certain snack and donut products
  • And more!
Recipes & Food
Father's Day Allergy-Friendly Menu

Celebrate Dad with an Allergy-Friendly Menu


Happy Father's Day! We have donuts, pancakes, muffins, chicken, corn fritters and more.
Allergy-Friendly Frozen Treats

Allergy-Friendly Frozen Treats for Everyone!


The official start of summer is a few days away! Celebrate with this special dairy-free treat that is a snap to make!
Shop to Support KFA's Mission

Your Last Minute Father's Day Shopping Can Benefit KFA!


Looking for last minute gifts to show your dad how special he is to you? Use our special link to Amazon.com and up to 10% of your purchases will go to KFA at no cost to you! This is an easy way to help support the work we do.
Thank you for your continued support.

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