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How the FDA's Temporary Labeling Guidance Affects You

Due to COVID-19, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made temporary changes to certain food labeling requirements. This could affect some people with allergies to foods other than the top 8. Learn more about the change and how we are advocating on your behalf.

Get the Latest Asthma and Allergy News

We have released the spring/summer issue of freshAAIR™, AAFA's digital magazine for people with asthma and allergies. In this issue, we cover:

  • COVID-19 and the global health crisis

  • AAFA and MedicAlert's goal to reduce anaphylaxis emergencies

  • Wacky Cake: a versatile recipe free of the top 9 food allergens

  • AAFA's advocacy efforts on food allergies and school protections

  • Food allergy label-reading tips

  • And much more

Black and Hispanic Children Have Higher Risk of Anaphylaxis; Pacific Islander and Asian Children Have High Rate of Food Allergies

Kafi Drexel Brown unpacks race disparities in food allergies and explains the work ahead to reduce the gaps in research, diagnosis and treatment for non-white children.


Survey: Peanut Treatment Options

If your child has been diagnosed with a peanut allergy, we invite you to take this survey about your preferences for features of peanut allergy treatment. This will walk you through a handful of side-by-side comparisons of descriptions of hypothetical treatment options and ask you to pick which of the two options you like best. The choices for each option will be shuffled to allow you to rate a few different combinations. There are no right or wrong answers. To help us better understand you and your child, we also ask a few non-specific questions about your child’s past allergic history. None of the data collected can identify you or your doctor in any way. The survey should take about 15 minutes or less to complete. 
Our research team thanks you in advance for helping us!

Alert: Possible Malfunction of Amneal and Impax Laboratories Epinephrine Auto-Injector Devices

Certain Amneal and Impax epinephrine auto-injectors are missing the yellow "stop collar." If the device is missing the collar, it could malfunction when you try to use it. Read the press release and see pictures of how to check your device.

Dupilumab Shows Positive Results for Eosinophilic Esophagitis During Clinical Trial

This biologic, used to treat eczema and moderate-to-severe asthma, had positive results in a clinical trial to see if it can be used to treat eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Read the press release.


Check out these popular topics on our community support forums. Do you have any thoughts or advice to share?

Concerns for the Upcoming School Year

As schools plan for the fall, many food allergy parents wonder if new rules due to COVID-19 will affect their children. What concerns do you have for the new school year?

Are COVID-19 Precautions and Restrictions Still Impacting You?

As doctors' offices open back up, are you still dealing with restrictions from COVID-19? How is it impacting your family's care?

Products That Support Weight Gain

Finding the right balance of nutrition for your kid with food allergies can be challenging sometimes. Do you have any information to share with this mom to help her son improve his weight?


Allergy-Friendly Monkey Munch Snack Mix

Our friend Elena is back to show you how to make Monkey Munch with your kids. It's a versatile recipe that's as fun to make as it is to eat!


Label Change Alert: Hershey's Will Start Putting Allergen “Contains” Statements on Labels

The Hershey Company is adding an additional allergen callout on their products. Packages will have a separate voluntary "contains" statement if a product contains an allergen. Learn what this means for people with food allergies to the top 9 foods.

3 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens

Mac’s Chicharrones Pork Skins Hot & Spicy Variety Pack 10 Singles (undeclared soy), Johnson Sea Products Home Style Crab Cakes (undeclared soy and wheat) and Wegmans Semi-Sweet Chocolate nonpareils (undeclared milk) are among the foods recently recalled. Get more details about the recent recalls.


COVID-19 continues to be a global health crisis. And it has made our food allergy community more vulnerable than ever. With your support, we provide education, conduct patient-centered research and advocate for protections for our food allergy community. But our work is not finished. Please give as generously as possible to help us all get through this together. Donate now to our COVID-19 relief fund to help us continue our life-saving work to keep families with food allergies safe.  


Thank you for your continued support.

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