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E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association, January 2023

January 2023 Happy January, In the spirit of mixed blessings as the new near gets underway, we observe the passage of the FASTER Act, which adds sesame as the 9th allergen food manufacturers, gro...

January 2023

Happy January,

In the spirit of mixed blessings as the new near gets underway, we observe the passage of the FASTER Act, which adds sesame as the 9th allergen food manufacturers, grocery stores and restaurants to need to add to their food labels. Along with others in the food allergy community, we worked very hard on this legislation. But in 2023, we discover that to cut production and marketing costs, food manufacturers are now adding sesame flower to many products and including sesame on all labeling. In addition to the two articles that walk you through the details, we’ll be following FARE’s recommendations on letting the FDA know food manufacturers need to ensure consumer safety with correct implementation of the FASTER Act.

It is well known that broad based availability of epinephrine is key to saving lives. A clever use of crowd sourcing near by epinephrine enabled by device finding technology is beginning to roll out. Find out how New York State can help.

Epi pricing continues to be an issue. High deductible insurance plans on the ACA market places are affecting families ability to afford EAIs.


What is anaphylaxis? How would you recognize an anaphylaxis emergency?  And would you know what are the right things to do? For many people, even those that have a life-threatening allergy, the answer is no.

The Allergy Advocacy Association has a solution: Near You New York anaphylaxis emergency training program. This life saving program can be delivered via webinar or at your location.

Upon completion you receive:

  • Free state approved training presentation,
  • New York State recognized certification, and
  • Assistance for public entities to obtain a non-patient specific prescription for emergency epinephrine

Find more information on our this training program here.

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Best wishes to one and all!