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03 April 2024

Another Great FARE Courage at Congress - 2024

Early in March, FARE hosted their annual Courage at Congress in Washington DC. Over 200 Advocates from around the country gathered to learn about federally funded research updates and to prepare the group to meet with their Congressional Representatives and Senators to request their sponsorship of a broad range of legislation that will directly benefit those living with life threatening allergies. The research updates by Dr. Alkis Togias, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and the Consortium of Food Allergy Research (CoFAR) highlighted progress made in stud...
16 February 2024

Legislation Introduced in Florida to Require Adoption of Anaphylaxis Policies in Public Schools

We’re all safer with community based epinephrine. Anaphylaxis can take any of us by surprise, especially those with undiagnosed allergies. Safe, community based epinephrine in public entities of all types has to be supported by legislation. Dave Bloom at Snack Safely reports on important legislation being sponsored by legislators in Florida that does exactly that in schools. As per the Florida Health Department, schools and other entities in the state are already authorized to stock epinephrine and train staff on when & how to administer it. Building on existing law, the proposed legis...
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...