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16 February 2024

The Tragedy of Mislabeling Allergens in Foods

There is plenty to be frustrated by the story of Órla Baxendale reported by Allergic Living, the New York Post, and People Magazine. The recent heartbreaking loss of this young New York City dancer who was at the beginning of a promising career, is extremely upsetting. It once again brings to light the utmost importance of appropriate and careful food allergy labeling. As the story highlights, the complexities of the modern supply chain put Ms. Baxendale in mortal danger. She was fully aware of her allergies and did everything right in keeping herself safe. A breakdown in communication of i...
21 November 2023

Local Implementation of Gio's Law Stalled

With a focus on implementation of the legislation passed with your help, there is an update on the local implementation of Gio's Law. The law allows training and stocking for first responders in New York State for cities, towns, and villages of less than 1 million. The allergy community was very excited when it signed into law in late 2019. However, we'll need to address some of the pushback implementation has received at the local level. As reported by Candice Ferrett for Newsday on October 30th*, first responders in towns in Suffolk and Nassau counties are asking that local legislation n...
29 September 2023

Unmasking the Silent Killer: A Tragic Story of Death from Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis, an extreme and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, is an understated but grave concern for millions worldwide. It can occur suddenly, leaving victims and their loved ones in shock and disbelief. This article explores the tragic story of death from anaphylaxis to shed light on this condition's seriousness and emphasize the importance of education, awareness, and preparedness. The Story Unveiled Meet Georgina, a mom who enjoyed movie nights with her son and watching him play sports. She got thrown into the allergy world because she lost her son, Giovanni, due to an ...
17 July 2023

Suggestion for FASTER Act Implementation Concerns

Suggestion for FASTER Act Implementation Concerns. FDA Issues New Draft Guidance Regarding Allergen Labeling and Cross-Contact While we are very happy the FASTER Act passed, implementation by food manufacturers continue to put food allergic consumers at risk. To that end, Dave Bloom of SnackSafely suggests aligning implementation requirements with developing research about the number and type of food allergens. Suggestion for FASTER Act Implementation Concerns By Dave Bloom May 17, 2023 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new draft guidance to FDA staff yesterday regarding...