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Lawsuits in Amarria Johnson Peanut Allergy Death are Settled

Two lawsuits filed by the mother of Amarria Johnson, the 7-year-old Virginia girl who died from eating a single peanut at school recess, appear to have been settled as of September 2015. Amarria’s mother, Laura Pendleton, had filed a wrongful death suit against Chesterfield County, Virginia, where the school her daughter attended is located, and […]

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Halloween 2015: Can Teal Pumpkins Rival the Orange?

In October 2014, Allergic Living declared in a headline that “Teal is the New Orange” (at least in pumpkins), and our sense of a bewitching trend proved right on target. The Teal Pumpkin Project, sponsored and led by the non-profit FARE, took off last fall as thousands of parents and kids across the United States […]

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Back-to-School with Food Allergies: 7 Must-Have Tools

Back-to-school season is a big deal in every student’s life. But when a child has food allergies, a parent must super organized and communicate well to ensure that the school is on top of anaphylaxis prevention measures and safety protocols. Also essential is that your student gets to be a full participant in school life, […]

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Celiac Linked to Higher Rate of Miscarriage and Premature Birth 

A study of pregnancy experiences finds that women with celiac disease are significantly more likely to miscarry or give birth prematurely than other women. The study was conducted through a lengthy online survey and involved 970 women: 329 of whom had tested postive by biopsy for celiac disease, and a control group of 641 women […]

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Sabrina’s Law Turns 10 Years Old

It was the food allergy law that became famous across North America, and the hope born from tragedy. Ten years ago this month – May 16, 2005 – a legislative bill to accommodate students at risk of anaphylaxis in their schools in the province of Ontario was put to a final vote. As parents and […]

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Disney Restaurants Launch New Allergy-Friendly Menus

Long recognized for their allergy accommodations, Walt Disney World and Disneyland, just got even friendlier. In April, Disney began unveiling new allergy-friendly menus at some of its restaurants at its Orlando and Anaheim resorts and parks. These menus clearly state what everything from appetizers to mains and desserts are “free from” among most top allergens […]

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‘Seriously, Celiac’ Campaign Stresses Need for Family Testing

Video goes viral, while program guides the ‘how-tos’ of conversation.

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FDA’s Advice to Consumers on Peanut in Cumin

The FDA is advising people who are highly allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder.

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A Fatal Night Out – as New EU Allergy Rules Take Effect

Shahida Shahid, 18, informed restaurant staff of her severe food allergies and they assured her that her meal was safe.

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What’s in $24 Million? The Gift of Hope for Food Allergy

Speechless! Awesome!!!! My family is so grateful to you – God bless your generous heart! THANK YOU Sean Parker. Amazing!!! Many blessings to you and your family!!! I love this man!! (Sample comments from Allergic Living’s Facebook page.) On December 17, the food allergy community used up its quota of exclamation marks to thank tech […]

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