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Suit in Allergy Death: Should Store Bakeries Have to Label?

Should grocery store bakeries fall under the same food allergen labeling exception that applies to traditional bakeries?

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Chef Amanda Freitag Speaks Up for Food Allergy Awareness

The popular chef’s video about having an anaphylaxis action plan.

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Little Brother’s Fearless Food Allergy Advocate

Our son has become an outstanding advocate for his allergic little brother, and himself.

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Is Shea Nut Butter Safe With a Tree-Nut Allergy?

Q: My 5-year-old is allergic to tree nuts, and I’d like to know more about shea (nut) butter, as it’s in so many products. Is it safe to use on her skin as a lotion? Are candies with it safe for her to eat?  Dr. Sicherer: Shea nut butter or oil is derived from the seed of […]

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Can You Be Allergic to Just One Type of Tree Nut?

Q: My child tested highly positive to tree nut allergy, but I know she has eaten foods with almonds and hazelnuts without a problem. Does this mean, though, that she might go on to develop a nut allergy? Dr. Sharma: It would first be important to confirm which specific tree nuts tested positive for your […]

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Daycare Allergy Rights Case: Where Does it Leave Us?

The case of the Knudsen family versus a daycare in Iowa gained national attention last year.

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Are Coconuts Safe with Tree Nut Allergy?

Q. I’ve read differing views on whether it would be safe for a nut-allergic person to eat baked goods with coconut or coconut oil. What’s your view on coconut? Dr. Scott Sicherer: Despite its name, coconut is not actually a nut, but a fruit. Regardless, the Food and Drug Administration considers it a tree nut, […]

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A Family of Four Squeezes into the Honeymoon Suite

A family of four squeezes into a beachfront suite for their allergy-friendly vacation.

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Tragic Spring: 3 Food Allergy-Related Deaths

We’re saddened to report that three young people have died from anaphylactic reactions in the past two months.

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Allergist Mom: What My Food Allergic Kids Taught Me

The allergist mom’s powerful story.

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