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18 August 2023

Sesame Joins the Major Food Allergens List, FDA Says

Great news! The FASTER Act is now officially the 9th allergen requiring food manufacturers to include sesame on all food labels where sesame is present. Sesame Joins the Major Food Allergens List, FDA Says By Kristen Rogers January 2, 2023 Sesame has joined the list of major food allergens defined by law, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The change, which went into effect on January 1, comes as a result of the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research Act, or FASTER Act, which was signed into law in April 2021. The FDA has been review...
10 August 2023

US House Members Call for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors to be Mandated on All Flights

Advocacy at all levels of government is essential in creating a society that is safe for all who are managing allergies. And because people with allergies fly long distances in air planes, it is essential that they be stocked with epinephrine and staffed with people who know how to use it. There are many who advocate for policies that support allergy safety on airlines. Many thanks to Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and David Valadao (R-CA) for taking a leadership role in requiring the stocking epi-auto-injectors on all flights. Read the details of their progress and encourage them...
17 April 2023

Lianne Mandelbaum and Her Son Feel 'Humiliated' by United Airlines

Lianne Mandelbaum, founder of No Nut Traveller, was recently humiliated when the United Airlines cabin crew refused to inform other passengers about her son's life-threatening peanut allergy. Mandelbaum has been working on this issue for many years. The airlines need to step up to their efforts to ensure the safety of their food-allergic passengers. A United passenger says an airline crew member refused to accommodate her son's peanut allergy. Lianne Mandelbaum said she was "dressed down" after asking for passengers to be told of her son Josh's allergy.