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New guidelines recommend early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants as early as 4 and 6 months of age. How peanut-containing foods should be introduced to infants depends on the infant’s risk level. Join us for a webinar on January 26, 2017 at 3 pm EST to learn more about this topic with two of the NIAID’s Expert Panel members:
  • Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc, is a pediatric allergist and co-director of the Food Challenge and Research Unit at Children's Hospital of Colorado and an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
  • Carina Venter, PhD, RD, is a research associate and dietitian at the Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Join Our Webinar About New Peanut Allergy Guidelines
Kaléo, the company that regained the rights to AUVI-Q®, said the epinephrine auto-injector will be available by prescription nationwide on February 14, 2017. Kaléo is also launching AUVI-Q AffordAbility, a first-of-its-kind access program and commitment for AUVI-Q:
  • Americans with commercial insurance, including those with high-deductible plans, will be able to obtain AUVI-Q for nothing out of pocket.
  • AUVI-Q will be available free of charge to patients with a household income of less than a certain amount who do not have government or commercial insurance.
CVS Health announced that a low-cost epinephrine auto-injector, the authorized generic for Adrenaclick® manufactured by Impax Laboratories, is available at all CVS Pharmacy locations. 
It's a good time for food allergy reminders. Know how to recognize and treat a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). Take all allergic symptoms seriously.
If your child has had an allergic reaction to a mislabeled food, you can report it. Follow our four steps to report foods to the appropriate place. Your report may lead to a recall and improve public health. Have you reported a food? Log in and join the discussion in the blog comments!
Cruises promise an entire vacation experience - fun, sun, exotic locations - and a lot of food. Since food is an important part of cruising, you may wonder if you can take a cruise with a child with food allergies. We highlight how some cruise lines accommodate you, from the dining rooms to the youth programs.
Food Allergy Recalls
Alert - Food Allergy Recalls

19 Recalls for Undeclared Allergens and 2 Companies Make Ingredient Changes

Recalls include a Harris Teeter recall of an Everroast Chicken Caesar Wrap for undeclared fish and tarts for undeclared almond sold at Whole Foods Market. In addition, two companies announced ingredient changes - Hershey's Hug Kisses are made on the same line as almonds, and Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips now contain milk. Don't miss important recall notices from the FDA and USDA and check your fridge and pantry!
Recipes & Food
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