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Our community is mobile!

KFA wins Reader's Choice award

Consumers are ignoring allergy warnings on labels

Five things you need to question to make informed health care choices

Tips to help you host a child with food allergies

Amazon.com shopping that benefits KFA

Allergic reaction at McDonald's

Looking for tips to add food to elimination diet

I'm afraid to touch my kid's skin!

27 food allergy recall warnings





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April 11, 2012

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Access Kids With Food Allergies Foundation On-The-Go!

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation has upgraded its online community and it's now mobile!

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation If you have not visited our community recently, please check it out. We have new enhancements to our forums to make it even easier for all of us to work together to keep our kids safe and healthy.

What's new?
• Full mobile access to all forums
• An iPhone app
• An updated new look
• Three new blogs including one from our Medical Advisory Team
• Enhanced privacy settings
• Easily upload and share photos and videos
• Facebook and Open ID integration (register/sign-in with Facebook, Google, Yahoo, etc.)

Does my login change?
If you are already a registered KFA member, your account was transferred to our new community and your login is the same.

If you have a smartphone, we invite you to take a look at the new mobile site. Or, from your computer, try out the new features and see our new look!

Kind regards,
Lynda Mitchell and the KFA Team

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Announcements

KFA Wins Reader's Choice Award for Best Food Allergy Support Site!
Kids With Food Allergies Foundation is the winner of the About.com Reader's Choice Award for providing the best online food allergy support. Thank you for voting for us!

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News

Consumers Often Ignore Food Allergy Labels
"The different allergy labels in common use may be confusing consumers instead of helping them decide whether to buy a food product."

Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question About Allergy and Asthma Diagnosis
Some Tests and Procedures are Over or Misused to Diagnose and Treat Allergies, Asthma and Immunologic Disorders

"The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) today released a list of "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. This list of evidence-based recommendations is designed to help patients and physicians start conversations and make wise choices regarding the diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immunologic diseases."

Hosting a Child with Food Allergies
"A recent study found that 1 out of 13 US kids has a food allergy.  There is a good chance that you will be taking care of a child with a food allergy at some point. Having an awareness and understanding can make hosting a child with food allergies a very feasible and rewarding experience that can mean so much to a child who wants to be included."



Must Read Forum Discussions

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Allergic Reaction at McDonald's
A member sleuths to figure out the cause of her son's reaction at a fast food restaurant.

Looking for Tips on Adding Food to Diet
A nursing mom looks for advice on adding foods back into her diet after eliminating them for a time period.

Afraid to Touch My Kid's Skin!
"Because I am eating some contraband food I am terrified to touch and kiss my 3-year-old and it is breaking my heart."



Food Allergy Recalls

Food Alerts! Have you checked the Allergy Recall Alerts section at KFA recently? The following foods were recently recalled:


U.S. Allergy Recalls

Egg Allergy Alerts:
Kypoyka Biscuits
Price Chopper Streusel Topped Fruit Pies
7-Eleven Fresh to Go Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap

Milk Allergy Alerts:
Crispy Brand Cookies and Rusk
Los Olivos Pan de Torta
Star Light Coconut Candy Keo Dua la Dua
Creme Curls Bakery Vanilla Cream Puffs
Topnotch Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookies
Ekrich Smoked Sausage
Publix Beef Stew Mix
Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn

Peanut Allergy Alerts:
Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster Beverage

Soy Allergy Alerts:
Tyson Arrezio-Cooked Beef Pizza Topping

Sulfite Allergy Alerts:
Golden Smell Dried Potato

Tree Nut Allergy Alerts:
Crispy Brand Cookies and Rusk
Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster Beverage
Whole Foods Market Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies


Canadian Allergy Recalls

Egg Allergy Alerts:
Euro Mediterranean Foods Smoked Salmon Spread
BioX (various products)
Divella Gnocchi

Milk Allergy Alerts:
Crispy Brand Cookies and Rusk
Koh-Kae Peanuts Shrimp Flavour Coated Snack
Frito Lay Cheetos

Sesame Allergy Alerts:
Elderflower Organic Farm Sprouted Lentil Burgers

Soy Allergy Alerts:
Frito Lay Cheetos

Sulfite Allergy Alerts:
Natural World Dried Fungus

Tree Nut Allergy Alerts:
Crispy Brand Cookies and Rusk




Project Manager: Lynda Mitchell
Editor: Melanie Carver
Proofreaders: Jen Blanford, Melanie Croft, Laura Healy


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